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

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The Stratbase Albert Del Rosario Institute would like to thank our many expert speakers and participants — practitioners in public and private management, international partners, the academe and studentry, civil society, and media — for joining us in this year’s five-day Pilipinas Conference. The past week was filled with… Read More

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Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute Attracting investment to create more jobs for Filipinos and drive the country’s economic recovery. Increasing our climate resilience and addressing climate change. Defending our rights in the West Philippine Sea. Fighting the corruption and disinformation that are corroding democracy. These are but a few of the urgent… Read More

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In the last five and a half years, three trends have emerged, converged, and contributed to the current phenomena of democratic reversals in the Philippines, namely, the advent of strongman populism, corrosive investments, and COVID-19 corruption. In varying degrees, the said conditions have by and large impacted upon the democratic values of transparency, accountability, rule… Read More

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As the international community continues to shift its focus towards the Indo-Pacific region, states have become more responsive to its changing security environment and its possible implications on their national security and strategic interests. Power shifts and the emergence of new and complex security threats have also led to significant changes in the regional order.… Read More

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The third session of this year’s Pilipinas Conference, entitled “Strengthening Cooperation for a Green and Sustainable Recovery”, was held in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines. This event gathered environmental stakeholders from the government, private sector, international community, and civil society to discuss how unified climate action, environmental stewardship, and… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The inherent multipolarity of the Indo-Pacific has led to the emergence of complex security challenges that continue to underscore the significance of multilateral and inclusive cooperation among states. Shaped by existing security threats such as gray zone operations, maritime terrorism, and environmental degradation, there is a need for states… Read More

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Held in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, the second session of this year’s Pilipinas Conference is entitled, “Philippine Trade Relations in the Pandemic Context”, and will include a Special Discussion on Philippine and EU trade. This forum serves as a platform for top business groups to share their insights… Read More

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Entitled “Sustaining Economic Recovery Post-Pandemic Towards 2022 and Beyond”, the first session of this year’s Pilipinas Conference sought to gather the country’s most eminent economists and industry thought leaders to share their outlook on the Philippine economic growth prospects towards 2022, especially as the country heads to the national elections. This session also served as… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Here and elsewhere around the globe, another pandemic threatens to destroy our way of life. Disinformation is an insidious instrument that deprives people of their right to credible information. It dispossesses them and diverts their attention from pressing public issues. The Council of Europe defines disinformation as information having… Read More

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