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Why the New US-Philippines Military Pact’s First Project Launch Matters
April 19, 2018
Why the New US-Philippines Military Pact’s First Project Launch Matters
The launch of the first EDCA project this week deserves attention amid a challenging context for the U.S.-Philippine alliance in the Duterte era.
Why the New US-Philippines Military Pact’s First Project Launch Matters
What’s Next for the Philippines’ New Police Helicopters?
April 17, 2018
What’s Next for the Philippines’ New Police Helicopters?
A recent delivery has put the spotlight on the growing role of the police force as well as a capability that has been the subject of recent controversy.
What’s Next for the Philippines’ New Police Helicopters?
What's Behind the New US-Philippines Drone Hype Under Duterte?
August 11, 2017
What's Behind the New US-Philippines Drone Hype Under Duterte?
A recent controversy has much deeper roots and broader realities which the headlines miss.
What's Behind the New US-Philippines Drone Hype Under Duterte?
Tillerson’s First ASEAN Voyage: What’s on the Agenda?
August 02, 2017
Tillerson’s First ASEAN Voyage: What’s on the Agenda?
The visit offers the Trump administration a chance to build out its Asia policy amid uncertainties in the subregion.
Tillerson’s First ASEAN Voyage: What’s on the Agenda?
The Truth About China’s New Military Aid to the Philippines  
June 30, 2017
The Truth About China’s New Military Aid to the Philippines  
Beijing’s latest assistance to Manila is notable but also needs to be kept in perspective.
The Truth About China’s New Military Aid to the Philippines  
US Terror Aid to Philippines Signals Enduring Defense Ties Under Duterte
June 08, 2017
US Terror Aid to Philippines Signals Enduring Defense Ties Under Duterte
For all of Duterte’s rhetoric, substantive defense cooperation continues to be advanced, including on terrorism.
US Terror Aid to Philippines Signals Enduring Defense Ties Under Duterte
Philippines, Czech Republic Ink New Defense Pact
June 08, 2017
Philippines, Czech Republic Ink New Defense Pact
Manila and Prague sign a Defense Cooperation Agreement, but disclose few details about what this might mean for the future of their military ties.
Philippines, Czech Republic Ink New Defense Pact
Duterte Says Philippines Will Accept China Arms Deal
December 13, 2016
Duterte Says Philippines Will Accept China Arms Deal
Announcement comes weeks after controversy erupted over rifle agreement with Washington.
Duterte Says Philippines Will Accept China Arms Deal
How Much Will Duterte Wreck the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
November 15, 2016
How Much Will Duterte Wreck the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
The fallout, though significant, will likely be more limited than the rhetoric had suggested.
How Much Will Duterte Wreck the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
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?
The US-Philippine Alliance in the Duterte Era: A Path to Recalibration
October 06, 2016
The US-Philippine Alliance in the Duterte Era: A Path to Recalibration
If new leaderships on both sides are serious about recalibrating relations, they must keep several realities in mind.
The US-Philippine Alliance in the Duterte Era: A Path to Recalibration
Philippines No Longer US ‘Little Brown Brother’: Yasay
September 16, 2016
Philippines No Longer US ‘Little Brown Brother’: Yasay
Foreign Secretary calls on Washington to understand Philippine aspirations instead of lecturing the country on human rights.
Philippines No Longer US ‘Little Brown Brother’: Yasay
US South China Sea Policy After the Verdict: Between Clarity and Ambiguity
August 02, 2016
US South China Sea Policy After the Verdict: Between Clarity and Ambiguity
The ruling could end up posing profound challenges for Washington.
US South China Sea Policy After the Verdict: Between Clarity and Ambiguity
US Gives Philippines Warship After South China Sea Ruling
July 21, 2016
US Gives Philippines Warship After South China Sea Ruling
Washington is finally transferring another Hamilton-class cutter to Manila.
US Gives Philippines Warship After South China Sea Ruling
John Kerry to Visit the Philippines to Meet Duterte
July 21, 2016
John Kerry to Visit the Philippines to Meet Duterte
The secretary of state will be first U.S. administration official to meet with the new president.
John Kerry to Visit the Philippines to Meet Duterte
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