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Will the South China Sea Dispute Impact the Philippine Election?

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 04.30.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

The South China Sea - or West Philippine Sea - dispute does not play as important of a role in the Philippine presidential election on May 9 as some analysts have suggested.

32-Year-Old Video Gains Half a Million Views on YouTube: The Remarkable Legacy of a Filipino Martyr

Jim Laurie | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Jim Laurie

It was 32 years ago, August 21st, 1983, that I witnessed a murder. I didn't actually see it, mind you. The gunshots. I was more an ear-witness than eyewitness. The victim was a 50-year-old politician named Benigno Aquino Jr. -- known to everyone in the Philippines by his nickname "Ninoy."

Dear Anti-Marcoses, Pro-Marcoses, and the Spirit of Philippine Martial Law

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Bino A. Realuyo

The success of the political landscape of the Philippines is contigent upon how we can move the populace out of poverty and bring them to the educated middle class with power and decision making.

Circus Politics Is Alive and Well in the Philippines

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Edsel Tupaz

The circus continues with the motion to impeach President Aquino, with opposition politicians having sharpened their knives in an attempt to draw some blood from the Teflon President.

Obama Wins Back Lost Advantage in the Philippines As He Dabbles, Fitfully and Perhaps Fatefully, in the Ukraine Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

As Obama accomplished something quite real in the Asia-Pacific his administration and the European Union pursued something unreal, announcing new sanctions against individual Russians for their involvement in Russia's strategy to foment discord in Ukraine and keep that nation, which is only a few hundred miles from Moscow, out of NATO.

A Far-Flung Strategy Unfolds: From Washington to Mumbai to Tokyo to the South China Sea

William Bradley | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

While the the melodramas of the moment which too often define the media culture played out, America's Asia-Pacific Pivot continued over the past week with major developments. In a host of seemingly disparate events ranging across many thousands of miles, a multi-faceted geopolitical strategy played out on multiple fronts.

The Philippines in 2013: The Best Is Yet to Come?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

It might take some time before ordinary Filipinos truly enjoy the fruits of growth and landmark legislative reforms, but what the bachelor Aquino shows is that the Philippines (at its current stage of take-off) needs a soft, pragmatic and calculating leader.

China Moves Swiftly on New "City" Encompassing South China Sea, Gulf Crisis Simmers

William Bradley | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
William Bradley

A distracted America gives China a much freer hand as it seeks to establish dominance throughout the South China Sea. At least in theory. Bandwidth, or lack of the same on the part of the U.S., is China's ally in this situation.

Philippines: Two Years Under Aquino, Abuses Go Unpunished

Human Rights Watch | Posted 08.28.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

No Successful Prosecutions of Security Forces for Killings, 'Disappearances' (New York, June 28, 2012) – President Benigno Aquino III of the Philip...

The Philippines: an Aquino makeover on the road to the Presidency.

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

The Philippines hasn't recovered from its official mourning period for former President Corazon Aquino, but there's already pressure on her son, Sen. Benigno 'Noy Noy' Aquino III, to run for president.