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Top US Asia Diplomat to Visit Japan, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand in First Overseas Trip
July 10, 2019

Top US Asia Diplomat to Visit Japan, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand in First Overseas Trip

By Ankit Panda
David R. Stilwell, the new U.S. assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, is off to the region in his first trip.

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.

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.

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

By Mark J. Valencia
How are Southeast Asian countries responding to growing tensions between the two powers?

The Philippines' Approach to North Korea
January 25, 2018

The Philippines' Approach to North Korea

By Samuel Ramani
Duterte's North Korea strategy seeks to balance the interests of China, the United States, and Japan.

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.
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

By Robert Farley
McKinley did not have much in the way of a well-thought out plan for seizing the Philippines.

US, China, and Duterte’s ‘Independent Foreign Policy’
April 06, 2017

US, China, and Duterte’s ‘Independent Foreign Policy’

By Mico A. Galang
What does the president's slogan actually mean for the Philippines' diplomacy?

Chekhov's Gun and the Tangled US-Philippines-China Triangle
February 09, 2017

Chekhov's Gun and the Tangled US-Philippines-China Triangle

By Roncevert Ganan Almond
Trump’s second act in the South China Sea will have to be stronger than his first.

Duterte Gambles With the Philippines' Economy
October 24, 2016

Duterte Gambles With the Philippines' Economy

By Anthony Fensom
What are the economic implications of Duterte's pivot toward China, and away from the U.S.?
Is Duterte Playing Hard to Get?
October 24, 2016

Is Duterte Playing Hard to Get?

By Matthew J. Strabone
Has the Philippines president made a real shift in foreign policy, or is his rhetoric a negotiating tactic?

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