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For Whom the Balangiga Bells Toll
December 21, 2018
For Whom the Balangiga Bells Toll
The return of three church bells, longtime U.S. trophies of war, is a unique opportunity for U.S.-Philippine relations.
For Whom the Balangiga Bells Toll
What the US-China Struggle for Regional Dominance Means for Southeast Asia
April 17, 2018
What the US-China Struggle for Regional Dominance Means for Southeast Asia
How are Southeast Asian countries responding to growing tensions between the two powers?
What the US-China Struggle for Regional Dominance Means for Southeast Asia
The Philippines' Approach to North Korea
January 25, 2018
The Philippines' Approach to North Korea
Duterte's North Korea strategy seeks to balance the interests of China, the United States, and Japan.
The Philippines' Approach to North Korea
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
If claimant states no longer care about freedom of navigation, the U.S. task in the South China Sea may be impossible.
Manila's Disappointing Reaction to the US FONOP Near Scarborough Shoal
Why the US Seized the Philippines at the End of the 19th Century
November 05, 2017
Why the US Seized the Philippines at the End of the 19th Century
McKinley did not have much in the way of a well-thought out plan for seizing the Philippines.
Why the US Seized the Philippines at the End of the 19th Century
US, China, and Duterte’s ‘Independent Foreign Policy’
April 06, 2017
US, China, and Duterte’s ‘Independent Foreign Policy’
What does the president's slogan actually mean for the Philippines' diplomacy?
US, China, and Duterte’s ‘Independent Foreign Policy’
Chekhov's Gun and the Tangled US-Philippines-China Triangle
February 09, 2017
Chekhov's Gun and the Tangled US-Philippines-China Triangle
Trump’s second act in the South China Sea will have to be stronger than his first.
Chekhov's Gun and the Tangled US-Philippines-China Triangle
Duterte Gambles With the Philippines' Economy
October 24, 2016
Duterte Gambles With the Philippines' Economy
What are the economic implications of Duterte's pivot toward China, and away from the U.S.?
Duterte Gambles With the Philippines' Economy
Is Duterte Playing Hard to Get?
October 24, 2016
Is Duterte Playing Hard to Get?
Has the Philippines president made a real shift in foreign policy, or is his rhetoric a negotiating tactic?
Is Duterte Playing Hard to Get?
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Xi Jinping: First Takeaways
October 21, 2016
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Xi Jinping: First Takeaways
Rodrigo Duterte's first meeting with his Chinese counterpart suggests bilateral rapprochement on a range of issues.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Xi Jinping: First Takeaways
Is Duterte ‘Nation-Building’ in the Philippines?
October 11, 2016
Is Duterte ‘Nation-Building’ in the Philippines?
Whether his efforts to use simplified history and us-versus-them narratives is a good way to build a nation is another question.
Is Duterte ‘Nation-Building’ in the Philippines?
Will Duterte's Loose Lips Sink the US-Philippines Alliance?
September 09, 2016
Will Duterte's Loose Lips Sink the US-Philippines Alliance?
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss the U.S.-Philippines relationship.
Will Duterte's Loose Lips Sink the US-Philippines Alliance?
The Surprising New Challenge for the US in the South China Sea
September 09, 2016
The Surprising New Challenge for the US in the South China Sea
Washington's headache in the South China increasingly includes one of its own allies.
The Surprising New Challenge for the US in the South China Sea
Obama Cancels Scheduled Meeting With Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
September 06, 2016
Obama Cancels Scheduled Meeting With Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
The meeting would have been the first between the two leaders since Duterte's inauguration.
Obama Cancels Scheduled Meeting With Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
The US-China Perception Gap in the South China Sea
August 19, 2016
The US-China Perception Gap in the South China Sea
The United States and China perceive the South China Sea issue in starkly different terms.
The US-China Perception Gap in the South China Sea
Asia’s Double Nightmare: Brexit and President Trump
August 17, 2016
Asia’s Double Nightmare: Brexit and President Trump
After the economic shock of Brexit, Asia can ill afford Trump's protectionism.
Asia’s Double Nightmare: Brexit and President Trump
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