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China Refuses to Quit on the Philippines
July 22, 2020

China Refuses to Quit on the Philippines

By Derek Grossman
China may have missed a golden opportunity to see the VFA end, but Beijing is still determined to exploit gaps between the U.S. and its ally.

Populism Blindsided: America, Duterte, and the Philippine Military
June 11, 2020

Populism Blindsided: America, Duterte, and the Philippine Military

By Mesrob Vartavarian
Despite his best efforts, the Philippines’ president hasn’t been able to cut ties between the U.S. and the Philippine defense establishment.
What the US-Philippines VFA Withdrawal Suspension Does and Doesn’t Say About the Alliance
June 04, 2020

What the US-Philippines VFA Withdrawal Suspension Does and Doesn’t Say About the Alliance

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While this is an important temporary reprieve for the alliance, it leaves some broader strategic challenges unresolved.

In Sudden Step, Philippines Reverses Course on Ending US Visiting Forces Agreement—For Now
June 04, 2020

In Sudden Step, Philippines Reverses Course on Ending US Visiting Forces Agreement—For Now

By Ankit Panda
Will the reversal last?

Is the US-Philippines Alliance Obsolete?
April 22, 2020

Is the US-Philippines Alliance Obsolete?

By Aaron Jed Rabena and Elliot Silverberg
With the unwinding of the U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), the utility of Washington’s oldest alliance in the Indo-Pacific hangs in the balance.

Trump Year Three: The State of US Alliances in Asia
November 09, 2019

Trump Year Three: The State of US Alliances in Asia

By Ankit Panda
Where do American alliances in Asia stand as the Trump administration looks to wrap up its third year in power?

How to Reinvigorate the US-Philippine Alliance
May 01, 2019

How to Reinvigorate the US-Philippine Alliance

By Jay L. Batongbacal
The time is ripe for both sides to modernize their longstanding partnership.
US, Philippine Air Forces Conduct Bilateral Air Contingent Exchange Amid Uncertainties
February 07, 2019

US, Philippine Air Forces Conduct Bilateral Air Contingent Exchange Amid Uncertainties

By Christian Vicedo
The exercise highlights how the US-Philippines alliance soldiers on, even amid major tensions.

Two Alliances in Trouble: Managing the US-Philippine and US-South Korea Alliances in 2019
January 24, 2019

Two Alliances in Trouble: Managing the US-Philippine and US-South Korea Alliances in 2019

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Two U.S. alliances are in trouble in Asia.

Reinforcing the Philippines-US Alliance in an Age of Uncertainty
October 03, 2018

Reinforcing the Philippines-US Alliance in an Age of Uncertainty

By Christian Vicedo
Recent engagements show that Philippines-U.S. security cooperation remains intact, but more can be done.

Fire and Fury: Duterte’s Revolutionary Foreign Policy
September 01, 2018

Fire and Fury: Duterte’s Revolutionary Foreign Policy

By Richard Heydarian
How far can Duterte’s rebalance away from the United States (and toward China) progress?
Manila's Disappointing Reaction to the US FONOP Near Scarborough Shoal
January 23, 2018

Manila's Disappointing Reaction to the US FONOP Near Scarborough Shoal

By Ankit Panda
If claimant states no longer care about freedom of navigation, the U.S. task in the South China Sea may be impossible.

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