CIRSS Commentaries


  • 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 ...
  • Examining the DFA's Economic Security Strategy and the Elusiveness of Stable Job Creation 

    Casaclang, Rowell G. (Foreign Service Institute, 2017-08-30)
    A perennial policy challenge facing the Philippines is job generation. Despite the recent trend of economic expansion, the economy has fallen short of creating more and better jobs. For its part, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has crafted its ...
  • Partners for Change Understanding the External Relations of ASEAN 

    Merced, Louie Dane C. (Foreign Service Institute, 2017-08-30)
    In the joint communiqué of the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on 5 August 2017 in Manila, Philippines, the Foreign Ministers announced the acceptance of Turkey as a new Sectoral Dialogue Partner of ASEAN. This comes after several years of Turkey’s bid ...

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