Transforming an insular army

Transforming an insular army

For decades, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has been fighting internal security threats from small Maoist-led guerrillas and Muslim secessionist rebels, and much later, with a handful of al Qaeda and Islamic State-inspired Islamist militants. In short, the...
Standing alone on its own

Standing alone on its own

The United States has failed the Philippines. Not only once but many times. When the situation does not intersect with Washington’s security interests, it will stand by and abandon its ally despite its commitment under the Cold War-era Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT). For...
Playing with deadly pathogens

Playing with deadly pathogens

As the battle for control of Ukraine’s eastern region, particularly in Donbas, continues to rage and the conflict in Eastern Europe enters its fourth month, a different battle between Russia and the United States is being fought on the floors of the United...