Southeast Asia in 2013: Disasters and Election Protests
By Mong Palatino
The U.S. Humanitarian Presence in Southeast Asia
By Zachary M. Hosford
Japan Doubles Down on ASEAN
By J. Berkshire Miller
China’s Contradictory Foreign Policy
By Yo-Jung Chen
Justin Bieber Surprises Philippine Typhoon Victims With Secret Visit
By The Diplomat Staff
Manila’s Defense Conundrum
By Victor Robert Lee
Philippines Economy To Survive Haiyan
By Anthony Fensom
Typhoon Haiyan and the Philippine Military
The disaster may affect the modernization of the military, with disaster relief favored over external defense.
ASEAN Slowly Gets Up to Speed on Haiyan
The organization’s initial response to the Philippines disaster has been sluggish. Will it now step up?
Will Saturday’s Fight Be Manny Pacquiao’s Last?
There’s more than just sport at stake for the boxing legend in his upcoming fight.
Samar and Leyte in US Military History
The U.S. military leads the foreign aid effort in Samar and Leyte, not without some historical echoes.
Harsh Realities in Wake of Typhoon Haiyan
Anger mounts as Manila’s struggles to cope with last week’s tragedy exposes some endemic issues.