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The Philippines Post-VFA: No Easy Choices
February 27, 2020

The Philippines Post-VFA: No Easy Choices

By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
If Manila wants to wean itself off the U.S. alliance, it has several options. Each has drawbacks – but so does the status quo.

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.
With New South China Sea Tensions With Philippines, China Overplays Its Hand
April 15, 2019

With New South China Sea Tensions With Philippines, China Overplays Its Hand

By Ankit Panda
China’s attempts to test the U.S.-Philippine alliance may strengthen the alliance at a critical time.

In Philippines, Pompeo Offers Major Alliance Assurance on South China Sea
March 04, 2019

In Philippines, Pompeo Offers Major Alliance Assurance on South China Sea

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. assurance clarifies long standing Philippine concerns about the scope of the alliance.

For Whom the Balangiga Bells Toll
December 21, 2018

For Whom the Balangiga Bells Toll

By Melchizedek Maquiso
The return of three church bells, longtime U.S. trophies of war, is a unique opportunity for U.S.-Philippine relations.

The South China Sea: Reality Is Slowly Sinking In
April 26, 2018

The South China Sea: Reality Is Slowly Sinking In

By Mark J. Valencia
It's finally clear that the United States is not willing to confront China in the disputed waters.

Is Marawi a Harbinger of Chaos to Come?
September 13, 2017

Is Marawi a Harbinger of Chaos to Come?

By Mark Davis Madarang Pablo
To avert the next Marawi Manila needs to make moves toward a more comprehensive security framework.
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
February 09, 2017

How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017

By Ankit Panda
The South China Sea could heat up as the year goes on.

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