CIRSS Commentaries


  • Does the Philippines Need the EU'S GSP+? 

    Uriel N. Galace (Foreign Service Institute, 2018-03-15)
    The Philippines’ bilateral relationship with the European Union (EU) is one of its most long standing and consequential diplomatic relationships. The Philippines benefits enormously from European trade, investment, and aid – not to mention, the ...
  • Central Asia and the Belt and Road Initiative: Considerations for the Philippines 

    Lloyd Alexander M. Adducul (Foreign Service Institute, 2018-02-28)
    The BRI seeks to build on the legacy of the traditional Silk Road as a venue for peaceful trade and harmonious cultural exchange. While the BRI is framed as a noble endeavor based on mutual benefit principle, many scholars consider the initiative as ...
  • Boosting Growth Through Reverse Brain Drain: India's Know-How 

    Villaruel, Jemimah Joanne C.; Mirasol, Jeremy Dexter B. (Foreign Service Institute, 2017-12-30)
    At a time when migration policies are beleaguered with controversies brought to the fore by national security and economic concerns, the issue of labor migration has proven to be a polarizing subject that has fueled debates among policymakers and world ...
  • Intellectual Property Rights: The Deadlock in the EU-PH Free Trade Deal 

    Casaclang, Rowell G. (Foreign Service Institute, 2017-12-30)
    On 11 December 2015, the Philippines launched negotiations on its free trade deal with the European Union (EU), some three years after the two parties signed the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA). In addition to being a prerequisite to FTA ...

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