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The Philippines’ Coronavirus Lockdown Is Becoming a Crackdown
April 03, 2020

The Philippines’ Coronavirus Lockdown Is Becoming a Crackdown

By Nick Aspinwall
Curfew violators, poor and displaced residents, activists, and alleged “fake news” disseminators are facing arrest and persecution as they accuse authorities of failing to provide relief.

War and Peace in the Philippines
April 01, 2020

War and Peace in the Philippines

By Zachary Abuza
With the BARMM’s first birthday, the peace process in the southern Philippines reaches a milestone.
What’s Next for the Philippines Communist Insurgency Under Duterte?
March 31, 2020

What’s Next for the Philippines Communist Insurgency Under Duterte?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the state of one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies and its future prospects.

New Equipment Ceremony Spotlights Boost for Philippine National Police Capabilities
March 02, 2020

New Equipment Ceremony Spotlights Boost for Philippine National Police Capabilities

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The PNP added another round of assets and equipment to its increasing capabilities under Duterte.

Duterte’s Gamble on the US-Philippines Alliance
February 21, 2020

Duterte’s Gamble on the US-Philippines Alliance

By Ankit Panda
A reset for the U.S.-Philippines alliance?

The Philippines Moves to End US Visiting Forces Agreement: What Happens Next?
February 13, 2020

The Philippines Moves to End US Visiting Forces Agreement: What Happens Next?

By Ankit Panda
The decision has kicked off a 180-day countdown that may be used for renegotiation.

Philippine Drug Enforcement Chief Admits Problems With Duterte’s Drug War
February 11, 2020

Philippine Drug Enforcement Chief Admits Problems With Duterte’s Drug War

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Recent comments by a law enforcement official once again put the campaign in the spotlight.
Herd Behavior and Approval Bubbles: A Closer Look at Duterte’s Popularity
January 29, 2020

Herd Behavior and Approval Bubbles: A Closer Look at Duterte’s Popularity

By Ronald U. Mendoza and Tristan Canare
Net satisfaction ratings for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte keep increasing. There is growing evidence that fake news and herd behavior might be at play.

What Will a New Philippines Military Chief Mean for the Country’s Security?
January 09, 2020

What Will a New Philippines Military Chief Mean for the Country’s Security?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at what the latest in a series of appointments may mean for the defense realm of the Southeast Asian state.  

US-Philippines Ties: The De Lima Dilemma
January 08, 2020

US-Philippines Ties: The De Lima Dilemma

By Michael Beltran
The Philippine government has threatened to introduce visa requirements for U.S. citizens after banning 3 U.S. senators, supporters of jailed Philippine Senator de Lima.

How the Philippine Government Gets the Concept of ‘Intervention’ Wrong
January 08, 2020

How the Philippine Government Gets the Concept of ‘Intervention’ Wrong

By Gemmo Fernandez
Yes, international law proscribes interference in domestic affairs. But the human rights criticisms of the Duterte administration don’t rise to that level.
Will There Be a Christmas Ceasefire in the Philippines?
December 18, 2019

Will There Be a Christmas Ceasefire in the Philippines?

By Michael Beltran
The Reds are open to a ceasefire and peace talks, but is Duterte?

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