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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Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute It was recently announced that some local government units (LGUs) have begun to partner with telecommunications companies to improve COVID-19 response capacities. These are welcome developments indeed, given the critical role of technology and e-governance in efficiently and effectively responding to citizens’ evolving needs during this health… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Borne by pandemic circumstances, the Duterte administration has become even more embattled as it struggles to mitigate the contingent and enduring consequences of the health crisis. The mounting sociopolitical and economic demands from the various sectors of society emanate from the need to revive a devastated economy, shore up… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Whether we should be more digitally adept at doing things is a foregone question. The COVID-19 pandemic that engulfed the world in 2020 — and continues to hit countries all over the world today — proves that this is essential to move on with life. The question is, up… Read More

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Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute New satellite images show that swarms of Chinese ships have been dumping sewage and waste in the West Philippine Sea, damaging coral reefs and threatening the food supply of millions in the region. During a recent international conference organized by Stratbase ADR Institute (ADRi), a US-based geospatial… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The complexity of the Indo-Pacific region has grown beyond the strategic competition between China and the United States. As China continues to disrupt the current regional security architecture, states have become increasingly aware of its potential impact on peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific. China’s aggressive posturing has also… Read More

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The Indo-Pacific region and its strategic geographical position have proven that “cohesion in diversity” is possible. States including middle powers such as Japan, Australia, and India have demonstrated their ability to function within a broader, global system despite differences in politics, culture, and development levels. With the higher concentration of economic growth opportunities, the Indo-Pacific… 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 Filipinos remember the late President Benigno Simeon Aquino III as an honest, decent, private, and one of the most hardworking and effective Philippine presidents.  His leadership style was characterized by subtlety, humility, credibility, and most importantly,… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Amid rising tensions in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), the Duterte administration has persistently set aside the 2016 Arbitral Award and is playing powerless against the lingering presence of Chinese maritime militia vessels in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). During the celebration of the 46th anniversary of the… 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 The Filipino nation mourns the passing of former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III. As the 15th president of the Philippines, Filipinos will remember him for his anti-corruption campaign, his willingness to listen to dissenting views, his belief… Read More

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