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

Stratbase ADR Institute hosted a roundtable discussion on U.S. Policy in Asia under the Trump Administration vis-à-vis US-Philippine Relations with the US-Philippines Strategic Initiative (USPSI) Eminent Persons Group, held at the Manila Golf and Country Club, Makati City. Our guest speaker, Mr. Walter Lohman, jumpstarted the roundtable discussion by sharing his insights on key challenges… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies As President Duterte approaches the one-year mark in office, he remains as popular as ever. Over the past 12 months, the President has successfully defined his leadership — what some call Dutertismo — in the context of the challenges to the country,… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute  The military has confirmed that the United States is helping with surveillance in Marawi. Photographs of a P3 Orion circling the city have been shared widely online, where many fellow citizens have remarked on the apparent turnaround in government policy. As the fighting in Marawi continues, we… Read More

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  MICHAEL GREEN, KATHLEEN HICKS, ZACK COOPER, JOHN SCHAUS AND JAKE DOUGLAS May 9, 2017 In the past decade, tensions in Asia have risen as Beijing has become more assertive in maritime disputes with its neighbors and the United States. Regional leaders have expressed concern that Chinese “gray zone” coercion threatens to destabilize the region… Read More

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16TH ASIA SECURITY SUMMIT THE IISS SHANGRI-LA DIALOGUE KEYNOTE ADDRESS FRIDAY 2 JUNE 2017 Thank you very much, Dr Chipman. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Ho Ching, honoured guests, ladies and gentlemen, I thank you for the honour of inviting me to deliver this year’s Keynote Address. As always, visiting Singapore is a great pleasure.… Read More

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Angelica Mangahas, Deputy Executive Director for Research at Stratbase ADR Institute   From my seat in the room, the discussions that took place in the recently concluded International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue said more about many of the states’ aspirations for Asia than they did about the path to achieving them. Taking from… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies Through President Duterte’s certification of urgency, the House of Representatives passed on third and final reading what it calls “Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion” (TRAIN). The House mill went on overdrive as the supermajority made sure to pass the ball to… Read More

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Atty. Katrina Clemente-Lua, Executive Director of the Stratbase ADR Institute It has been nine days since President Rodrigo Duterte placed Mindanao in a state of martial law and yet the Senate and the House of Representatives have not held a joint session to deliberate on the proclamation. On May 31, Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra… Read More

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Earlier today, Stratbase ADRi had the opportunity to host the delegates of the Asia Leadership Trek, a socioeconomic and political journey and teaching fellowship program established by scholars at the Harvard University Asia Center. The small gathering was attended by individuals from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, Tufts… Read More

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