ADRi Occasional Paper: “Hanging in the Balance: Checking on Beijing’s Trillion-Dollar Unfulfilled Promise to the Philippines”

We are pleased to share with you our Occasional Paper for May 2021 entitled, “Hanging in the Balance: Checking on Beijing’s Trillion-Dollar Unfulfilled Promise to the Philippines”, and authored by Atty. Terry Ridon, a Non-Resident Fellow of ADRi and Convenor of InfraWatch PH. Highly relevant to the current geopolitical maneuverings in the Indo-Pacific region, the… Read More

China’s investments and PH national interest

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The complex geopolitical maneuverings in the Indo-Pacific region have altered the way we view security and economic development. National security can no longer be viewed solely from a military perspective, the same way economic development can’t be measured by numbers alone. Threats to security and development continue to emanate… Read More

ADRi vTHD: “Enabling Health Solutions and Innovations to improve the Philippine Public Health System”

More than a year into this pandemic, the Philippines is again faced with another significant surge in COVID-19 cases. This surge no doubt has many concerned about the consequences for the national economy and the lives of millions of Filipinos. This resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the country, despite being home to one the longest… Read More

The folly of the Duterte Administration’s appeasement policy on China and the Belt and Road Initiatives

Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute Maritime The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) origin could be traced back to October 2014 when President Xi Jinping, speaking before the Indonesian Parliament, proposed the formation of a China-ASEAN community with a common destiny to… Read More