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  • Securing Peace? Regime Types and Security Sector Reform in the Patani (Thailand) and Bangsamoro (the Philippines) Peace Processes, 2011–2016

    This article examines how regime types shape security sector reforms, that are integral to the peace processes in Thailand’s Patani and the Philippines’ Mindanao.

    July 2018

    Philippine Naval Weakness Hampers Response to South China Sea Award

    Philippine Naval Weakness Hampers Response to South China Sea Award

    As the need for a modern and capable naval force grows ever more urgent, it remains to be seen if the Philippine Navy’s latest modernisation plans will become a reality or be still-born as was the case with earlier efforts.

    July 19, 2016

    The Hague Ruling on the South China Sea: Has David Taken Down Goliath

    The Hague Ruling on the South China Sea

    Whether the ruling would induce China to adopt a fresh look at the dispute or it would only further complicate the domestic and regional political situations will depend on the domestic, regional and international responses in the coming days and weeks.

    July 14, 2016

    South China Sea Ruling: India Strikes the Right Balance

    South China Sea Ruling: India Strikes the Right Balance

    While using unexceptionable language, India has actually not supported the Chinese position in the South China Sea and has called upon China to adhere to the limits laid down in the UNCLOS.

    July 14, 2016

    Building Frigates for The Philippines Navy

    Building Frigates for The Philippines Navy

    India should ensure that the deal does not slip away because of GRSE’s perceived financial inability, which may not actually be the case.

    July 06, 2016

    Cyber Menace and Elections in The Philippines

    Cyber Security

    The cyber-attack on the election commission of The Philippines demonstrates the need for democracies to have a strong cyber security mechanism in place for the smooth conduct of elections.

    May 12, 2016

    The China Bull in the Ring

    The Chinese decision to send warships to the Scarborough shoals was intended to send a message not only to the Philippines but also to the United States as well as other Asian countries in dispute with China over the South China Sea.

    May 28, 2012

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