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

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute In the past days President Duterte told Filipinos of his plan to be frank with China in bringing up Philippine and Asean concerns during their meeting at Apec in Vietnam. Specifically, he said he would press the urgency of Asean and China coming up with a Code… Read More

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Materials from the Stratbase Albert Del Rosario Institute conference entitled, “ASEAN Leadership Amid a New World Order” held on November 8, 2017, at the Rizal Ballroom, Makati Shangri-La may be downloaded through the links below. Opening Remarks: Albert Del Rosario (Download) Session 1 1. Dr. Renato De Castro (Download) 2. Mr. Gregory Poling (Download) 3. Dr.… Read More

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When ASEAN’s Leaders and partners descend on Manila for the ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit this November, the association will once again have cause to highlight itself as a model of regionalism and to reflect upon its purpose as a global player. In view of ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary and the dramatic changes that… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute  Could Southeast Asia be turning the page on its inter-state disputes to focus on its internal ones? This is one theme that emerged from the recently concluded meeting of defense chiefs from all over the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The meetings, held last week in… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute  The Mining Industry Coordinating Council, cochaired by the finance and environment secretaries, recently voted to overturn the ban on open-pit mining through Department Administrative Order No. 2017-10. The order, which specifically stopped open-pit mining only for copper, gold, silver and complex ores, had been issued by then… Read More

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Yesterday, the Stratbase ADRi organized a launch and presentation of a Special Study by Dr. Francisco Magno, Executive Director of De La Salle University (DLSU) Robredo Institute of Governance and Trustee of Stratbase ADR Institute entitled “The Long March to Transparency: Institutionalizing FOI in the Philippines”, the study shares the view that transparency has public… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies The fiasco at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) unfolded during congressional hearings in the past month, revealing the decades-old corruption entrenched in the agency. While the incident has yet to be resolved, it trained the spotlight on the complex web of errant… Read More

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We are pleased to share with you our October occasional paper on the subject of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Entitled “Checking in on China’s Belt and Road Initiative”, the paper breaks down what the initiative is, what it isn’t, and what it means for ‘participant countries’ like the Philippines. The paper was written by… Read More

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We are pleased to share with you the third quarter issue of Politika, which includes the survey results that were released at the end of last week. The third quarter ended on an ambivalent note, with either no change or a noteworthy drop in President Duterte’s survey ratings. 80% told Pulse Asia that they approve… Read More

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