The Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies (ADRi) is an independent, international research organization focused on the in-depth analysis of economic, social, political and strategic issues influencing the Philippines and the Indo-Pacific region. At the age of geopolitical uncertainties and technological advancements, ADRi gives equal importance to the interdependent nature of states, sectors and stakeholders for its strategic analyses and solutions design.

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, Indo-Pacific 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

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis highlighted the crucial role of the business community in mitigating the impact of the community quarantine imposed in the Philippines since mid-March 2020. While this quarantine measure was intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, it led to severe repercussions on the economy as many businesses have been forced to shut… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The continuing health crisis and the stringent community quarantine imposed in most parts of the country, especially in the National Capital Region, have disrupted the economic momentum the Philippines had been experiencing in the past years. Despite the signs of growth in the third quarter, the World Bank in… Read More

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the virus from Wuhan has brought a multifaceted array of issues to the fore of our national consciousness and discourse. Besides the issue of health, the scale and urgency of the crisis has highlighted the importance of cooperation between the private and public sectors, and, most importantly, the steep cost… Read More

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The global security and geopolitical architecture play a big role on how China’s agenda utilizes strategic opportunities in spaces with the least likelihood for major deterrence and the most freedom to maximize their national interests. Uncertainties produced by the shifting balance of power as well as the impact of COVID-19 have created an opportunity for… Read More

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Jaime Jimenez, Ph.D, Deputy Executive Director for Research, Stratbase ADR Institute In this time of pandemic, the proclivity of societal responses to mitigate the ravaging impact of the crisis is carried out on three fronts — government’s effort to control the spread of infection, the private sector’s sensible reaction of saving and protecting human capital,… Read More

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Due to its geographical location in the Pacific Ring of Fire and Typhoon Belt, the Philippines has been regarded as one of the countries that are most vulnerable to natural disasters, which have significantly worsened in recent years due to climate change. In fact, according to the 2020 World Risk Index, out of the 180… Read More

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Emerging as a public health crisis in China, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused global economic turmoil as lockdowns and movement restrictions were imposed by countries around the world to contain the spread of the virus. These mobility restrictions disrupted the global supply chain and led to the slowdown of economic activity and widespread recession. … Read More

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Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute There were mixed reactions when Pulse Asia released its Ulat ng Bayan survey results back in October. The nationwide survey found that amidst the continuing COVID-19 pandemic in the country, 91% of Filipinos trusted and approved of the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte.  Given the country’s high… Read More

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The Stratbase ADR Institute will be holding its annual 𝐏𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 from 23-27 November 2020, with each program held between 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Manila Time). Now on its fifth year, this annual event will again bring together thought leaders from the national and local government, business sector, academe, and civil society to discuss… Read More

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