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  • The Philippines "Mutual" Defense Treaty Isn't Really Mutual at All

    Doug Bandow Security, Asia A reexamination of Washington's commitments is in order. For Washington, allies have become the equivalent of Facebook friends: the more the better. Yet rarely does America consider the cost of such military commitments. Officials assume the mere threat from Washington is enough to force even the most hardened adversary to back down. That appears to be the attitude of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. On a recent trip to the Philippines, he threatened the People’s...

    The National Interest
  • Philippines Sues China for Harvesting Clams in Disputed South China Sea

    The Philippine government announced on Monday that it will take legal action against China for harvesting giant clams at the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea.

  • No adjustments for South China Sea as Philippines, US kick off joint drills

    The Armed Forces of the Philippines stressed that the Balikatan exercises are not directed at any country. by Patricia Lourdes Viray
  • Locsin on sea dispute: It is ours and they took it

    Although President Rodrigo Duterte has said he is not willing to go to war with China over disputes in the West Philippine Sea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said he does not fear it. by Patricia Lourdes Viray