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Implications of the US-Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement

by Aileen S.P. Baviera
President Barack Obama’s visit to the Philippines, the last leg of his recent four-nation Asian tour, produced a new bilateral defense agreement that was touted by some observers as the single most significant outcome of his regional foray.

Philippines-US Security Relations: Deepening the Alliance

by Julio S. Amador III and Karla Mae Pabeliña
In this essay, the authors explain the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement or EDCA, its political, economic, and security implications to the Philippines and the rest of the region, as well as identify the challenges that it will face.

Asia Matters for America Featured on BBC World News

by Alex Forster
BBC World News recently highlighted Asia Matters for America data to emphasize the importance of US-Asia ties.

Australia’s Gains in Northeast Asia Pave the Way for Obama’s Trip

by Hayley Channer
Abbott’s many deliverables from his trip reflect that one of America’s closest allies in the region is committed to deepening its ties both with other US allies and with America’s main strategic competitor, simultaneously reinforcing the US alliance structure and...

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