Pacific Line: An anti-China imaginary line of defense

Asean must resist US, China influence

On Tuesday, it will be one year after Myanmar’s generals grabbed state power, refusing to accept an election result that gave an overwhelming mandate to civilian leaders led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD). For a year now, the...
Pacific Line: An anti-China imaginary line of defense

Myanmar: A threat to ASEAN unity

Myanmar is wearing out the patience of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). It has promised to abide by a five-point consensus reached in April to resolve the crisis after Myanmar’s generals seized power in a coup almost a year ago and jailed thousands,...
Pacific Line: An anti-China imaginary line of defense

The price of sovereignty

How much would the Philippines pay to prevent China from exerting influence over and gaining a foothold on one of the country’s strategic locations — Subic Bay? It’s P1.35 billion a year for the next 25 years. It’s for the Philippine Navy’s lease of a 100-hectare...
Pacific Line: An anti-China imaginary line of defense

Regional security: An election issue

Air bases in Luzon have become increasingly important to the United States as tensions rise in the Taiwan Straits, just north of the Philippines.Under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) signed in 2014, Washington was allowed access to five military...