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  • Tides of Change in Iran and The US: Implications for the Philippines 

    Molina, Andrea Kristine G. (Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies, 2017-05-31)
    Since the change of administration in the United States, there has been declining enthusiasm to move forward the Joint Cooperation Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the Iran nuclear deal. US President Donald Trump’s vocal, antagonistic stance on Iran sparked ...
  • Cooperation with China on the Philippines’ War on Drugs 

    Mirasol, Jeremy Dexter B. (Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies, 2017-05-31)
    President Rodrigo Duterte launched the war on drugs at the beginning of his term, a high-profile campaign against illicit drug trade that serves as the cornerstone of domestic policy. The Philippines seeks to eradicate drug dealing and addiction, which ...
  • The Philippines’ “Pivot” to China: A Review of Perspectives 

    Ibarra, Edcel John A. (Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies, 2017-05-31)
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte surprised some observers when he announced during a state visit to China in October 2016 that he has “separated” from the US to be “dependent” on China “for a long time.” Considering the rather bellicose tone of the ...
  • Why Should Filipinos Care about the French Presidential Election? 

    Galace, Uriel N. (Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies, 2017-05-31)
    So why should Filipinos care about the French Presidential Election? The outcome of this election will not only determine who will be the next president of France, it could also decide the fate of the EU, and by extension, the global economy at large.

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