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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Speech by  HE Amanda Gorely, Ambassador of Australia to the Philippines Stratbase Albert Del Rosario Institute Forum ‘Challenges to a Rules-Based International System’ 17 August 2018, Bonifacio Global City Thank you Richard for that very diplomatic introduction. One thing you didn’t mention which isn’t in my cv is that I was actually born in the… Read More

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Rt Hon. Mark Field MP Minister of State Foreign and Commonwealth Office Global Britain-supporting the Rules Based International System 17 August 2018 Transcript of Keynote Speech Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for joining me on my first visit to the Philippines as UK Minister for Asia. More than 70 years after the bombs,… Read More

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Importance Of International Law To The Philippines Amb. Albert del Rosario “Challenges to a Rules-Based Int’l System: Moving Forward” August 17, 2018, Ascott Bonifacio Global City Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. Let me start by stating that our country is facing challenges which threaten its very foundation that is built on the rule of law.… Read More

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With recent developments that seemingly undermine the established rules-based international system, serious questions over the adherence to the international law have been raised. For instance, over recent months we have seen chemical weapon attacks in Syria, Salisbury and Kuala Lumpur. In Europe, we have also seen parts of countries forcibly taken by others. In Asia-Pacific… Read More

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Dr. Renato Cruz De Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program of the Stratbase ADR Institute After meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum in Singapore last week, the regional bloc and China announced a breakthrough in the drafting for the framework for a Code of Conduct… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute Imposing new taxes or increasing tax rates has always been the primary means for government to improve revenue collection. Ideally, these revenues, in turn, translate into good public services. The reality, however, is not that simple. Tax leaks occur due to corruption and irregularities in tax collection,… Read More

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Dr. Francisco Magno, Trustee and Convenor of the Right Governance and Open Governments Program of the Stratbase ADR Institute Suggestions from some quarters to revert to manual elections go against the grain of evidence. The shift towards an automated polling system that started two decades ago has yielded favorable results in terms of citizen satisfaction… Read More

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With recent developments that seemingly undermine the established rules-based international system, serious questions over the adherence to the international law have been raised. For instance, over recent months we have seen chemical weapon attacks in Syria, Salisbury and Kuala Lumpur. In Europe, we have also seen parts of countries forcibly taken by others. In Asia-Pacific… Read More

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Claudette Guevara, Deputy Executive Director for Programs of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Secretary General of Democracy Watch Philippines Our nation had taken great strides towards the improvement of our elections by shifting to automation. Arguably, traditional modes of electoral cheating and electoral violence have been prevented and minimized since its implementation. This time, Philippine democracy… Read More

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