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Can joint military exercises with American troops continue without the Visiting Forces Agreement? At the very least, mounting them would become a lot more difficult.
Experts say Dito Telecommunity can allow China to mine data of Filipinos, and the Philippine military would be helping it by letting the telco build cell sites in its camps and bases
The military's co-location deals with Smart Communications, Globe Telecom, and Dito Telecommunity are prone to spying, experts say, but Dito's link to the Chinese government means the third telco poses a greater threat
Part 1: Rappler obtains copies of the military’s co-location agreements with Dito Telecommunity, Globe Telecom, and Smart Communications. Security analysts say the arrangements leave military communications open to intercepts.
Why were the US and Japan forces in the Philippines for joint 'warrior' exercises? Because China desires regional and global domination, and the Philippines is standing in its way.
A senator and a security expert say the deal exposes the Philippine military to Chinese spying at a time when other countries are shunning Chinese technology companies
Poland provides inspiration for countries and peoples in times of national peril, when leaders who are supposed to lead abandon their sworn responsibilities and advocate the interests of the invader
Here are 3 options for Beijing to deal with the unrelenting protests in Hong Kong
For other countries with axes to grind against China, in the next several decades Hong Kong will always provide an opportunity to hit Beijing where it hurts
One gets the impression the HK leadership is fatigued by the crisis. Carrie Lam’s statement that the path of no return is approaching may signal a preference to pass the responsibility on to another authority.
President Duterte's framing of the Marawi siege as rooted in illegal drugs distracts from the real causes of terrorism, which are extremist ideology and social injustice
Japan, together with the US, has an overwhelming superiority that is sure to keep Beijing in check...and which belies Rodrigo Duterte’s claims that China is more powerful than those arrayed against it
From within the government's ranks, all is definitely not well with President Duterte’s pro-Beijing policy
People did not fight 75 years ago for some of those in power today to use their sacrifices as a means to foist fascist beliefs to eradicate legitimate dissent
A veritable Pandora’s box of nasty surprises would be opened once the Philippines pushes for renegotiations. Is that what the majority of Filipinos want?
For the AFP to sweep under the rug all of that discomfort over Martial Law would definitely cause a repetition of abuses, suffering, and deaths to civilians and soldiers alike
The Philippines needs to think carefully how it intends to pursue its developing security relationship with Russia
Following the Battle of Marawi, the Armed Forces had enjoyed an immense level of support from the public. A year later, things rapidly went downhill because of the Duterte administration's position on the West Philippine Sea.
Marawi was a 'setback' for the Maute Group and Isnilon Hapilon's faction in the Abu Sayyaf Group, but it was a 'propaganda victory' for ISIS, says Southeast Asia security expert Zachary Abuza
'I think the Philippines has not entirely bowed down in the face of China. The political relationship clearly has been changed under President Duterte, but it’s more complicated than that,' says security analyst Euan Graham of the Australian think tank Lowy Institute
The national democrats know a break with President Duterte's administration will be inevitable. For now, it will milk the relationship for all its strategic and tactical worth.