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2017/11/09 | Hal Hill

Despite Duterte’s Bluster, the Philippines Continues to Profit

The economy of the Philippines remains strong despite violence and unpredictability — it has not experienced a financial crisis since 2002. Can the markets continue to remain detached amid political upheaval?

2019/06/20 | Michael Beltran

What Do the Rebels Have to Say About the Philippine Mid-Term Elections?

While administration-backed candidates dominate the senate and the Duterte- aligned parties have gained seats in the lower house the rebels reject the elections as being largely useless to change a 'tyrannical regime'.

2017/05/30 | Bonnie Glaser & Matthew Funaiole

Shooting in South China Sea Underscores Need For Code Of Conduct

China’s paramilitary forces once again demonstrated their willingness to use force to intimidate other countries and risk escalation.

2017/10/18 | Richard Javad Heydarian

Putting Duterte’s Popularity into Perspective of Philippines Political Culture

The Philippines' unique political culture may explain why Duterte manages to maintain high approval ratings despite mishaps and his controversial drug policy.

2020/04/09 | Michael Beltran

Mass Arrests in the Philippines as Lockdown Tightens

The mass arrest of 21 protestors on April 1 in Quezon City is the latest flashpoint in the government's draconian lockdown.