The Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies (ADRi) is an independent strategic research organization. With its international focus, ADRi believes that Philippine and regional security and development can be achieved through the cooperation of the public and private sectors.

ADRi traces its roots to the Stratbase Research Institute (SRI) established in 2004. SRI focused on providing strategic solutions to domestic governance, socio-economic, and other policy concerns. It aimed to contribute to Philippine development through research and responsive policy alternatives.

As SRI sought solutions, East Asia’s affairs frequently inserted themselves into the equation. There was and is a clear relation between domestic and regional affairs; movement in one reverberates in the other.

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Thinking Beyond Politics

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies  The House of Representatives voted (119-32) in an overtly politicized process last Tuesday to give the Commission on Human Rights a budget of P1,000. The House’s decision would paralyze the CHR and prevent it from fulfilling its mandate. While the decision is… Read More

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Mark Davis M. Pablo, Senior Research Associate of the Stratbase ADR Institute To avert the next Marawi Manila needs to make moves toward a more comprehensive security framework. The so-called liberation of Marawi — now running past 100 days — is entering its final stage, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is about… Read More

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Alek Chance, Non-Resident Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute As threats and signalling on the Korean peninsula continue to intensify, so too does the risk of dangerous miscalculation. While such brinkmanship can be described as rational behaviour, the strategist Thomas Schelling reminds us that the effective manipulation of risk is derived from an implicit threat… Read More

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Angelica Mangahas is Deputy Executive Director for Research of the Stratbase ADR Institute. Immediately prior to joining ADRi, Angelica spent two years in Washington, DC, where she completed her Masters in Security Studies and a Certificate in Asian Studies, both at Georgetown University. Her writing and advocacy experience spans multiple international humanitarian and diplomatic organizations,… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies The legal setback of former senator Bongbong Marcos’ election protest, which selectively questioned the results of the vice-presidential race in the May 2016 elections, is a win for two embattled institutions of our democracy. The allegation not only challenges the integrity of… Read More

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Stratbase ADR Institute hosted a presentation of Dr. Carlo A. Arcilla’s Special Study entitled: “Mining in the Philippines: Problems and Suggested Solutions” held yesterday at the Tower Club, Makati City. Dr. Carlo Arcilla’s started his presentation with an introduction of how mining is undertaken in the Philippine context, mainly the regulatory framework. Then, he proceeded… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies Since the Commission on Appointments gave its thumbs down to Gina Lopez as secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Stratbase ADR Institute has pushed the mining industry, through the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines, to employ a… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies In the latest development in the escalating series of events since the murder of Kian delos Santos, the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs held a hearing on Thursday afternoon to question the Philippine National Police on its responsibility for… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies The Philippine Statistics Authority has released data indicating 6.5-percent growth in the gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2017, up from 6.4 percent in the first quarter. One of the factors essential to sustaining this growth is the capacity of… Read More

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