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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?

Philippines: Duterte Fires Vice-President from Anti-Drug Post
November 26, 2019

Philippines: Duterte Fires Vice-President from Anti-Drug Post

By Associated Press
The decision came just weeks after Duterte had offered the post to Leni Robredo.

Is Duterte Waging a War on Women Opposition in the Philippines?
November 21, 2019

Is Duterte Waging a War on Women Opposition in the Philippines?

By Erin Cook
The president’s treatment of women who are opposed to him has highlighted the broader issues of sexism and misogyny surrounding him.

Drug Czar Post Offer the Latest Test for Duterte-Robredo Ties in the Philippines
November 05, 2019

Drug Czar Post Offer the Latest Test for Duterte-Robredo Ties in the Philippines

By Erin Cook
The long-brewing war between the president and the vice-president continues to play out within Philippine politics.
The Trouble with the New Anti-Subversion Act Push for the Philippines
October 09, 2019

The Trouble with the New Anti-Subversion Act Push for the Philippines

By Luke Lischin
The push for a new move bears noting within the Duterte administration's broader approach to managing security issues.

What Does Duterte’s Valdai Speech Mean for Philippine Foreign Policy? 
October 09, 2019

What Does Duterte’s Valdai Speech Mean for Philippine Foreign Policy? 

By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Duterte is keen on transforming the Philippines’ international relations.

Philippine Official Tweets Order for New Protest Against China
October 03, 2019

Philippine Official Tweets Order for New Protest Against China

By Associated Press
In response to Chinese encroachment in South China Sea, Philippine foreign secretary tweets in all caps order to file a diplomatic protest.

What’s in the New Philippines Joint Service Military Exercise?
September 13, 2019

What’s in the New Philippines Joint Service Military Exercise?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at the significance of what would constitute the first engagement of its kind.
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

By Erin Cook
Duterte’s latest trip to China did little to ease concerns about his approach to Beijing.

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