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What the apparent diplomatic contest between the Philippines and China as they vie for international support to their respective positions reveal
[CIRSS Commentaries] Reclamation activities undertaken at the expense of the marine environment represents an abuse of rights and a failure to fulfill obligation under international law
[CIRSS Commentaries] Can ASEAN protect the rights of the Rohingyas considered as stateless by some through a regional initiative?
[CIRSS Commentaries] Present day migration and issues that surround it may only be understood and addressed more clearly by similarly understanding how the wheels of globalization have fueled migration particularly labor migration
[CIRSS Commentaries] Integrating women in peace operations is not only to mainstream gender equality in operations but has a greater meaning in terms of safeguarding international peace and stability
[CIRSS Commentaries] To make an impact in the Philippines South Korea’s ODA must continuously complement the development needs of the country
[CIRSS Commentaries] Framing the South China Sea disputes as an environmental concern and not just a sovereignty and jurisdiction issue broadens the number of stakeholders involved
[CIRSS Commentaries] Developing member countries of the AIIB such as the Philippines will have to adhere and implement transparency efficiency and accountability in the utilization of loans and investments it receives
[CIRSS Commentaries] How can the Philippines take advantage and maximize its participation in ASEAN South Korea relations?
[CIRSS Commentaries] Given the robust performance of the services sector and its importance to global and regional economies ASEAN needs to continue to facilitate its services trade
[CIRSS Commentaries] The Philippines in Golan Heights and beyond: Hostile environments make it difficult to guarantee the safety and respect for peacekeepers
[CIRSS Commentaries] Its ability to lead will be tested as it balances to secure the interests of the region along with its national interests
[CIRSS Commentaries] The uphill climb in Philippine Iranian relations in recent years is thus not of its own making but by external forces
[CIRSS Commentaries] It is within the Philippines’ interest that the United States continue to play a leadership role in the world stage
[CIRSS Commentaries] The beginning of 2015 marks a promising future for the Philippines and Vietnam