Stratbase ADR Institute’s First Quarter 2019 SPARK: “The 2019 Elections: Democracy, Dutertismo, and the Battle for Succession”

We are pleased to share with you our first quarter SPARK paper, entitled “The 2019 Elections: Democracy, Dutertismo, and the Battle for Succession,” written by Richard Javad Heydarian, a Non-Resident fellow at Stratbase ADR Institute. His paper discusses the dynamics and relevance of the Philippine 2019 midterm elections given the intensified structural transition both internal… Read More

Infrastructure maintenance matters too

Edwin Santiago, Executive Director of the Stratbase ADR Institute There is so much attention and discussion on the “Build, Build, Build” program of the Duterte administration. On one side, you have his drumbeaters extolling this administration’s infrastructure spending, presenting numbers that show that the country never had it this good. On the other hand, critics… Read More

Vote for the trustworthy

Orlando Oxales, Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute A Social Weather Stations Survey commissioned by independent think tank Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute through its project Democracy Watch revealed that Filipino voters first and foremost look for one thing in their senatorial candidate: Those who won’t be corrupt. More than fulfilling promises (14 percent) or… Read More

ADRi Occasional Paper: “Crossing Data Privacy Lines: Implementing the Philippines National ID System”

We are pleased to share with you our March occasional paper, entitled “Crossing Data Privacy Lines: Implementing the Philippines National ID System” written by Mr. Allen Surla, a senior faculty member of De La Salle University’s Political Science Department and the Assistant Dean for External Affairs and Lasallian Mission of the College of Liberal Arts.… Read More

Highlighting Australia’s significance as Indo-Pacific middle power

Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute  Middle powers have an interest in preserving the international order. They follow the leadership of a relevant great power, but they do so willingly and with alacrity compared with the small powers. As a general rule,… Read More

Rendering the Mutual Defense Treaty into ‘scrap paper’

Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute In December 2018, Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana declared that he wanted a review of the 1951 Philippine-US Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT). He stated that it is high time for the two… Read More