The Philippines’ complicity in creating China’s vision of regional order

Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program of the Stratbase ADR Institute Prior to his fifth working visit to Beijing, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he would push for the immediate adoption of the Code of Conduct (COC) for the parties in the South China Sea… Read More

Maritime cooperation indispensable to Asean

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute For ordinary fishermen and other Filipinos whose livelihoods are dependent on the peace and stability in the areas covering Scarborough Shoal and other parts within our exclusive economic zone, the long-overdue Code of Conduct (COC) being hammered out at the Association of Southeast Nations (Asean) is a… Read More

The Philippines’ complicity in creating China’s vision of a regional order

Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program of the Stratbase ADR Institute Prior to his 5th working visit to Beijing, President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he would push for the immediate adoption of the Code of Conduct (CoC) for the Parties in the South China Sea dispute.… Read More

ADRi Occasional Paper: “Turning Point: What Philippine’s Political-Economic Shift to China Means”

It is with pleasure that we share with you Stratbase ADR Institute’s Occasional Paper for October 2019. Entitled “Turning Point: What Philippine’s Political-Economic Shift to  China Means”, the paper is a descriptive account of the economic outcomes of the shift or pivot to China in the past three years. It comprises of six sections. After… Read More

What the ASEAN has done for the Philippines

Edwin Santiago, Fellow and Member of the Editorial Board In the absence of a world government, most of the rules that countries follow in the international scene are based on shared commitments in the form of international law, arrangements and protocols. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has received credit internationally for maintaining peace in… Read More