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Duterte’s Fifth China Visit: Heavy on Promise, Light on Results
September 05, 2019
Duterte’s Fifth China Visit: Heavy on Promise, Light on Results
Duterte’s latest trip to China did little to ease concerns about his approach to Beijing.
Duterte’s Fifth China Visit: Heavy on Promise, Light on Results
Duterte Fires Philippines Prison Chief
September 05, 2019
Duterte Fires Philippines Prison Chief
The president fired the government’s top prison official amid outcry over a mass prisoner release.
Duterte Fires Philippines Prison Chief
South China Sea Tops Agenda as Philippines’ Duterte Arrives in China
August 30, 2019
South China Sea Tops Agenda as Philippines’ Duterte Arrives in China
Both sides are emphasizing the disputed waters, but for different reasons.
South China Sea Tops Agenda as Philippines’ Duterte Arrives in China
What Does the New Philippines Defense Budget Say About Future Military Modernization Under Duterte?
August 28, 2019
What Does the New Philippines Defense Budget Say About Future Military Modernization Under Duterte?
A look at what the new proposed allocations say about the country’s defense outlook for 2020 and beyond.
What Does the New Philippines Defense Budget Say About Future Military Modernization Under Duterte?
Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?
August 16, 2019
Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?
The president’s incendiary rhetoric conceals more complex policy realities in the country under his tenure.
Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?
Defense Dialogue Puts Vietnam-Philippines Military Ties into Focus
August 13, 2019
Defense Dialogue Puts Vietnam-Philippines Military Ties into Focus
The recent iteration of the mechanism highlighted some of the ongoing activity in defense relations.
Defense Dialogue Puts Vietnam-Philippines Military Ties into Focus
What Did Duterte’s State of the Nation Address Reveal About His Presidency?
July 26, 2019
What Did Duterte’s State of the Nation Address Reveal About His Presidency?
This iteration of the annual speech came amid several domestic political developments and agenda items of consequence.  
What Did Duterte’s State of the Nation Address Reveal About His Presidency?
Duterte: No One Can Stop China Fishing in Philippine Waters
July 23, 2019
Duterte: No One Can Stop China Fishing in Philippine Waters
The Philippine leader has once again alleged the futility of trying to prevent Beijing’s activities that undermine Manila’s interests.
Duterte: No One Can Stop China Fishing in Philippine Waters
Why Malaysia’s New Proposal Could Change Southeast Asia’s Drugs Debate
July 09, 2019
Why Malaysia’s New Proposal Could Change Southeast Asia’s Drugs Debate
A move to decriminalize personal drug use and possession could help to shift the regional discourse on drugs.
Why Malaysia’s New Proposal Could Change Southeast Asia’s Drugs Debate
Don’t Worry About the Philippines' New Senate
July 05, 2019
Don’t Worry About the Philippines' New Senate
The incoming Senate’s makeup tilts toward the president’s allies but it’s far from an obituary for Philippine democracy.
Don’t Worry About the Philippines' New Senate
South China Sea Collision Talk Threatens to Rock China-Philippines Relations
June 12, 2019
South China Sea Collision Talk Threatens to Rock China-Philippines Relations
The incident is just the latest flare up between China and the Philippines on the South China Sea issue.
South China Sea Collision Talk Threatens to Rock China-Philippines Relations
Bloody Violence Haunts Philippine Sugar Plantations in Negros
May 30, 2019
Bloody Violence Haunts Philippine Sugar Plantations in Negros
A look at the context for conflict surrounding Negros’ all-important sugar industry.
Bloody Violence Haunts Philippine Sugar Plantations in Negros
Duterte-Backed Candidates Win Big in Philippines' Midterm Elections
May 22, 2019
Duterte-Backed Candidates Win Big in Philippines' Midterm Elections
Not only did Duterte's allies dominate the Senate races, but the opposition was completely shut out.
Duterte-Backed Candidates Win Big in Philippines' Midterm Elections
What’s in the New Philippines-Czech Republic Defense Industry Forum?
May 20, 2019
What’s in the New Philippines-Czech Republic Defense Industry Forum?
A closer look at the significance of a recent development within the broader security relationship.
What’s in the New Philippines-Czech Republic Defense Industry Forum?
Is Duterte Drumming Up a Red Scare in the Philippines?
May 15, 2019
Is Duterte Drumming Up a Red Scare in the Philippines?
With the president's allies victorious in the recent elections, Duterte seems set to pursue his desired policies.
Is Duterte Drumming Up a Red Scare in the Philippines?
Philippine Midterm Elections: A Crucial Referendum on Duterte’s Presidency
May 14, 2019
Philippine Midterm Elections: A Crucial Referendum on Duterte’s Presidency
The polls will not only shed light on what voters think of his performance thus far, but could also shape how the rest of his single six-year term plays out.
Philippine Midterm Elections: A Crucial Referendum on Duterte’s Presidency
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