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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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Before COVID-19, pollution and the improper disposal and management of solid waste were already among the main concerns of developing economies in terms of sustainable development. Not only do these issues contribute to environmental degradation, but these wastes also contaminate the food chain and eventually put at risk the… Read More

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Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute I recently had a chance to moderate a great discussion on the Philippines’ digital readiness. The virtual town hall discussion (vTHD), organized by Stratbase ADR Institute, was kicked off by Secretary Gringo Honasan of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Members of the panel included… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Regional power shifts and the emergence of complex security challenges have continued to shape the Indo-Pacific. Aside from pursuing their strategic interests and navigating the various aspects of the strategic competition between the United States and China, states have started to prioritize and look into the importance of multilateralism… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The evolving nature of security threats in the Indo-Pacific has underscored the importance of multilateral cooperation and inclusiveness. For instance, the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has exemplified how multilateralism can strengthen the capacity of regional organizations and national governments to assess, prevent and effectively respond to the… Read More

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ADRi Virtual International Conference: “70 Years of the 1951 Philippine-U.S. Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT): Opportunities and Challenges in a Changing 21st Century Indo-Pacific Region”

While public health and economic recovery certainly remain top priorities in the Philippines, threats on regional and national security continue to run concurrent to the crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the complexity of the Indo-Pacific region, the Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute (ADRi) believes that there is an important need to discuss and… Read More

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The COVID-19 crisis and the continuing lockdown measures have exposed the country’s readiness issues and forced the realization that rapid digital transformation is needed in both government and private enterprises. Indeed, it is widely acknowledged that our goal of sustainable and long-term recovery can only be attained with digital infrastructure supporting all the required digital… Read More

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Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute In December 2018, Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana revealed that the Department of National Defense (DND) was reviewing the 1951 Philippine-US Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) as he questioned its relevance in the second decade of the… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The emergence of various security threats and the growing importance of multilateralism and strategic partnerships are shaping the power dynamics and the overall security architecture in the Indo-Pacific region. As more states turn their attention toward the Indo-Pacific, security partnerships such as the newly launched AUKUS alliance between Australia,… Read More

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose public health threats and strain both health and economy. Undeniably, in the Philippines, the pandemic has revealed and enlarged existing gaps in our public health system. At the same time, it has also presented opportunities to implement programs and reforms to improve the healthcare system in line with the… Read More

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