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Mutual Defense Treaty

The Philippine-U.S. New Security Pact: Good Bargain, or a Lopsided Deal?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Richard Javad Heydarian

Filipino officials have emphatically announced a new era in Philippine-U.S. bilateral alliance. Critics, however, believe the administration has offered Americans precious access to Philippine bases in exchange for marginal tactical advantages.

Dealing with the New Japan: Washington Won't Take "No" for an Answer

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

Only slightly less unhappy than the LDP dinosaurs who misruled Japan for so long are U.S. policymakers, who have grown used to Tokyo playing the role of pliant ally, backing American priorities and hosting its bases.