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Amid US-Philippines VFA Crisis, What Will the 2020 Balikatan Exercises Look Like?
March 06, 2020

Amid US-Philippines VFA Crisis, What Will the 2020 Balikatan Exercises Look Like?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the shape of the upcoming drills amid continuing uncertainty for the alliance.

The Significance of Ending the US-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement
February 12, 2020

The Significance of Ending the US-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at what the nixing of the agreement could mean for the alliance and for the region.
Philippine Official Defends US Pact After Duterte Threat
February 06, 2020

Philippine Official Defends US Pact After Duterte Threat

By Associated Press
The Philippine foreign secretary warned that abrogating the Visiting Forces Agreement would threaten crucial security, trade, and economic interests.

What Would Ending the US-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement Actually Do?
January 28, 2020

What Would Ending the US-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement Actually Do?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
In the wake of Duterte’s latest threat, it is worth bearing in mind what potential impact the move may actually have.  

Duterte Threatens to End US Pact Over Ally’s Visa Issue
January 24, 2020

Duterte Threatens to End US Pact Over Ally’s Visa Issue

By Associated Press
The Philippine president has renewed a threat to terminate an accord unless Washington restores a visa of a political ally linked to human rights violations.

KAMANDAG Exercise Puts US-Philippines Security Collaboration into Focus
October 15, 2019

KAMANDAG Exercise Puts US-Philippines Security Collaboration into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The launching of the drills once again highlighted the ongoing defense cooperation between the two treaty allies despite the challenges therein.

What Does the 2019 Balikatan Exercise Tell Us About the US-Philippines Alliance?
April 01, 2019

What Does the 2019 Balikatan Exercise Tell Us About the US-Philippines Alliance?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The exercise highlights some of the ongoing activity in the defense aspect of the relationship amid broader trends.
Managing the US-Philippines Alliance: The Limits of Commitment Clarity
March 13, 2019

Managing the US-Philippines Alliance: The Limits of Commitment Clarity

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While Washington's new commitment clarity may be significant, the broader and longer-term challenges of alliance management remain.

What’s in the New US-Philippines Alliance 'Update' Talks?
February 25, 2019

What’s in the New US-Philippines Alliance 'Update' Talks?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Both sides continue to pursue talks on how to review and update their alliance relationship in the face of risks and opportunities.

Reviewing the US-Philippines Alliance: Between Risks and Opportunities
February 10, 2019

Reviewing the US-Philippines Alliance: Between Risks and Opportunities

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While calls for reviewing the alliance may be understandable, both sides should carefully weigh the risks and opportunities as they assess options.

A New Philippines Military Boost for RIMPAC 2020?
August 28, 2018

A New Philippines Military Boost for RIMPAC 2020?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the suggestion that Manila could boost its participation next time around.
US-Philippines Alliance: Security Cooperation in the Headlines with Terror Aid Boost
July 23, 2018

US-Philippines Alliance: Security Cooperation in the Headlines with Terror Aid Boost

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The recent round of assistance is yet another indicator that substantive defense cooperation continues to be advanced.

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