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How Will the Biden Presidency Impact US-Philippines Security Relations?
November 10, 2020

How Will the Biden Presidency Impact US-Philippines Security Relations?

By Mico Galang
The new administration will take office at a crucial time for the U.S.-Philippines alliance.

Former US Bases in the Philippines Prompt Mixed Feelings
September 17, 2020

Former US Bases in the Philippines Prompt Mixed Feelings

By Sebastian Strangio
Nearly three decades on from the closure of the Subic Bay naval base, the Philippines’ relationship with the United States remains complicated.
In the Philippines, a Marine’s Pardon Stirs Anger Over US Privilege
September 08, 2020

In the Philippines, a Marine’s Pardon Stirs Anger Over US Privilege

By Sebastian Strangio
Both the pardon, and the reactions it has engendered, encapsulate the country's conflicted attitude toward its former colonial master.

China Just Botched a Monumental Opportunity With the Philippines
June 18, 2020

China Just Botched a Monumental Opportunity With the Philippines

By Derek Grossman
Did China miss its shot at the U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement?

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.

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 Philippines Post-VFA: No Easy Choices
February 27, 2020

The Philippines Post-VFA: No Easy Choices

By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
If Manila wants to wean itself off the U.S. alliance, it has several options. Each has drawbacks – but so does the status quo.
Duterte’s Gamble on the US-Philippines Alliance
February 21, 2020

Duterte’s Gamble on the US-Philippines Alliance

By Ankit Panda
A reset for the U.S.-Philippines 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.

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.  

Japan: The Philippines' New Best Friend?
June 17, 2015

Japan: The Philippines' New Best Friend?

By Richard Javad Heydarian
"More than ever, the Philippines has come to rely on an external partner other than the United States."
Japan, Philippines Seeking New Pact on Military Bases
June 05, 2015

Japan, Philippines Seeking New Pact on Military Bases

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Visiting Forces Agreement would give Tokyo access to Manila's military facilities.

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