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  • The Challenges to Australia's ASEAN Membership 

    Adducul, Lloyd Alexander M. (Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies, 2018-06-30)
    In an interview a few days ahead of the 2018 ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, Indonesian President Joko Widodo responded approvingly to the question of Australia’s membership to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). While some analysts ...
  • Bridging the Infrastructure Investment Gap Through Foreign Aid: Briefer on Chinese Oda 

    Katigbak, Jovito Jose P. (Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies, 2018-06-30)
    The state visit of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to China in October 2016 was a historic date for Philippines-China relations as it ushered in a new era of ties between the two nations. Chinese President Xi Jinping warmly welcomed President ...
  • Basel III Implementation and MSME Lending: A Tight Balancing Act 

    Casaclang, Rowell G. (Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies, 2018-05-30)
    Access to finance remains to be a major challenge for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines despite the implementation by government of several policies and projects to address it. In 2016, MSMEs account for 99.6 percent of ...
  • Finding Opportunities in Japan's Aging Population 

    Miranda, Anton Emmanuel R. (Foreign Service Institute, 2018-04-30)
    Japan’s transition into one of the world’s rapidly aging societies continues to be manifested in its declining population. With 26 percent of its population over the age of 65 in 2016, it has the highest share of senior citizens among the members of ...

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