Japan’s HADR strategy

Japan’s HADR strategy

Japan has found a creative way to deploy its military forces to the country as tensions rise over China’s aggressive behavior in the Indo-Pacific region — through a closer cooperation on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR). Helping the Philippines deal...
Marcos’s independent foreign policy

Marcos’s independent foreign policy

In an interview with an international economic newspaper during his trip to Davos, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said his government wanted to step up its security cooperation with its long-time military ally, the United States. Marcos told the international economic newspaper...
An independent foreign policy

An independent foreign policy

After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Asia’s premier security conference, Shangri-la Dialogue, resumed with rivals United States and China trading barbs, accusing each other of raising tensions in the region.US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and...
Independent foreign policy: Taking a look at SCO

Independent foreign policy: Taking a look at SCO

When Rodrigo Duterte rose to power five years ago, he promised an independent foreign policy, declaring the Philippines is a friend to all countries and an enemy to none.The policy was supposed to attract more foreign investments, enhance trade and protect more than...
Sacrificing sovereignty

Sacrificing sovereignty

Philippine presidents, not only Rodrigo Duterte and his defense and military officials, are violating the 1987 Constitution just for the sake of a security alliance.The charter prohibits any foreign military on Philippine soil unless allowed by a treaty ratified by...