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  • Connecting Culture Collective Identities: Whither, ASEAN Community? 

    Adducul, Lloyd Alexander M. (Foreign Service Institute, 2020-10-30)
    Do ASEAN people identify themselves first as Southeast Asians, as nationals of their country, or as members of their ethnic or local community? In a heterogeneous region where each country is culturally distinct and each holds on to its hard-earned ...
  • Projecting Philippine Foreign Policy Amid a Pandemic: An Initial Review of DFA's Response to Covid-19 

    Katigbak, Jovito Jose P. (Foreign Service Institute, 2020-09-30)
    On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as a pandemic. Since then, many countries across the six (6) continents imposed temporary partial or full lockdowns to halt mass mobility and contain ...
  • China's Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for the Philippines 

    Darlene V. Estrada (Foreign Service Institute, 2018-03-15)
    In 2013, President Xi Jinping introduced the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), bannering it as China’s key initiative designed to engage neighboring states and regions in international cooperation through overland and maritime connections. The idea was ...
  • Is the Philippines Heading Towards a Social Market Economy? Lessons from Germany 

    Katigbak, Jovito Jose P. (Foreign Service Institute, 2018-02-28)
    The Philippine economy continues to perform well as it expanded by 6.7 percent in 2017 amid the slow recovery of the global economy, subdued world trade, and increased uncertainty due to the intensifying call for protectionist and inward-looking policies. ...

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