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Interview: A Philippine Perspective from the Middle of the South China Sea
September 29, 2015
Interview: A Philippine Perspective from the Middle of the South China Sea
The Diplomat talks with Mayor Eugenio Bito-onon about governing an area in the middle of the South China Sea disputes.
Interview: A Philippine Perspective from the Middle of the South China Sea
Philippines Tries to Keep South China Sea Outpost Afloat
July 16, 2015
Philippines Tries to Keep South China Sea Outpost Afloat
The Philippines is doing repair work on a ground ship that hosts a small contingent of Philippine soldiers.
Philippines Tries to Keep South China Sea Outpost Afloat
Philippines Military to Offer Cruise Service in South China Sea
August 17, 2014
Philippines Military to Offer Cruise Service in South China Sea
The Philippines military wants to create a cruise service to take tourists around disputed parts of the South China Sea.
Philippines Military to Offer Cruise Service in South China Sea
ASEAN Leaders Summit to Take Place Amid South China Sea Concerns
May 09, 2014
ASEAN Leaders Summit to Take Place Amid South China Sea Concerns
ASEAN leaders will meet this weekend and China will be at the top of the agenda.
ASEAN Leaders Summit to Take Place Amid South China Sea Concerns
US, Philippines Begin Annual 'Balikatan' Military Exercise
May 06, 2014
US, Philippines Begin Annual 'Balikatan' Military Exercise
The annual exercise will involve 5,500 troops and focus primarily on disaster relief.
US, Philippines Begin Annual 'Balikatan' Military Exercise
Second Thomas Shoal: The New Battleground
April 30, 2014
Second Thomas Shoal: The New Battleground
The Second Thomas Shoal is the new flashpoint in the South China Sea. Solving it is vital for the region and the world.
Second Thomas Shoal: The New Battleground
The Philippines' UNCLOS Claim and the PR Battle Against China
April 01, 2014
The Philippines' UNCLOS Claim and the PR Battle Against China
Manila submitting its disputes with China to UNCLOS arbitration is part of a larger battle for international opinion.
The Philippines' UNCLOS Claim and the PR Battle Against China
China’s National Priorities in Hunt for MH370
March 21, 2014
China’s National Priorities in Hunt for MH370
A standoff with the Philippines appeared more important for China’s Coast Guard than a search for survivors.
China’s National Priorities in Hunt for MH370
US-Philippines Reach Deal on US Military Access
March 14, 2014
US-Philippines Reach Deal on US Military Access
Manila will welcome the U.S. military back to the country after ejecting it in 1992.
US-Philippines Reach Deal on US Military Access
The X Factors: How Third Parties Destabilize US-China Relations
March 13, 2014
The X Factors: How Third Parties Destabilize US-China Relations
Third party actors such as the Philippines, Japan, and North Korea have the biggest potential to upset US-China ties.
The X Factors: How Third Parties Destabilize US-China Relations
Second Thomas Shoal Tensions Intensify
March 13, 2014
Second Thomas Shoal Tensions Intensify
The Philippines, China, and the U.S. are upping a war of words over Beijing’s blocking of Filipino civilian vessels.
Second Thomas Shoal Tensions Intensify
Four Flashpoints to Watch in 2014
December 30, 2013
Four Flashpoints to Watch in 2014
After a tense 2013, don’t expect the Asia-Pacific to be any less fraught next year.
Four Flashpoints to Watch in 2014
China’s Expanding Cabbage Strategy
October 29, 2013
China’s Expanding Cabbage Strategy
After pursuing a cabbage strategy in the South China Sea for years, could Beijing adopt this against Japan?
China’s Expanding Cabbage Strategy
Why China Isn’t Going to Collapse (Quickly)
October 26, 2013
Why China Isn’t Going to Collapse (Quickly)
Plus, the Chinese government turns its focus on developing Xi’an as a global business hub. Friday China links.
Why China Isn’t Going to Collapse (Quickly)
Philippines to Modernize Air Force Amid China Row
July 03, 2013
Philippines to Modernize Air Force Amid China Row
Aquino vowed that the air force will be able to defend the country by 2016.
Philippines to Modernize Air Force Amid China Row
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