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Asia Pacific Politics

The Philippines’ shifting stance towards the South China Sea dispute

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has been known for its conciliatory approach towards China in relation to the South China Sea dispute, preferring to engage with Beijing as close trade and investment partner rather than a threat to its sovereignty. However, recent Chinese activities in the Spratly Islands are putting this stance into question.  

Asia Pacific Security

The South China sea ruling: the view from Southeast Asia

While supposedly binding, the decision against China won’t spell the end of the territorial dispute.

Asia Pacific Politics

Duterte’s new economic agenda: What is old and what is new?

Duterte’s economic agenda seeks to reassure investors and tackle issues that the previous administration did not address, but concrete policies are needed.

Asia Pacific Finance

U.S. Fed holds the fuse to Singapore’s bubble time bomb

The United States’ monetary policy has far-reaching, sometimes unintended consequences, and these past few years have seen unprecedented liquidity injections from the Fed. One way the stimulus manifests itself is