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

Dr. Go Ito, Professor at Meiji University and Director of Research at the Japan Forum on International Relations On July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) issued a very significant award that the “nine dash line,” long claimed by China, has no legal foundation. The South China Sea was decided to be for all… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute As we commemorate the second anniversary of our nation’s victory in the Arbitral Tribunal, we reflect on how the Philippine government has used this landmark ruling to generate support from the international community and to uphold our claims over the West Philippine Sea. The Stratbase ADR Institute… Read More

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Jose Antonio A. Custodio is a security and defense consultant.  He has served as a consultant for the Office of the National Security Adviser and the Office of the President. He specializes in military history and has post-graduate studies in history from the University of the Philippines. He also occasionally teaches history and political science… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute During the second anniversary of our nation’s victory at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Hague, the Stratbase ADR Institute gathered international experts, key stakeholders from the academe, government, and the private sector to discuss the consequences of the policy of appeasement that the administration… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute The Philippines has maintained a robust economy with a GDP growth rate of at least 6.5 percent for the past 10 consecutive quarters. But the bigger question is: How far can we sustain this economic momentum? President Duterte himself said the economic boom is not being felt… Read More

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Stratbase ADR Institute commissioned Pulse Asia Research Inc. to conduct a survey to determine Filipino people’s sentiment on protecting Philippines’ territorial integrity and sovereignty. You may find the results of the survey here.

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    Materials from the Stratbase Albert Del Rosario Institute conference entitled, “The South China Sea Arbitration Award 12 July 2016: Promoting a Rules-Based International System?” held July 12, 2018, at the Turf Room, Manila Polo Club, Makati City may be downloaded through the links below. Opening Remarks: Albert Del Rosario (Download) Keynote Speech: Vice… 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 On July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) finally came out with its ruling on the case between the Philippines and China over the South China Sea dispute. This historic ruling rejected the historical claims… Read More

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CHINA’S GRAND LARCENY Stratbase ADR Institute Forum | July 12, 2018 By: Albert del Rosario Chair of ADR Institute Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Philippine Ambassador to the United States It is my honor to welcome you as we mark the second anniversary of the UNCLOS Arbitral Tribunal’s decision on the Philippines’ case against… Read More

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