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Building a More Robust U.S.-Philippines Alliance

Murray Hiebert; Phuong Nguyen and Gregory B. Poling

With elections in both the Philippines and the United States in 2016, the future of the alliance must be institutionalized to ensure that it is not diminished by a change of leadership in either country. A new Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement and cooperation in the South China Sea are important components of the new era of relations, but they are not and should not be the only defining features of the alliance. Given the long history of U.S.-Philippine relations, the alliance must be based on more robust cooperation across the spectrum of political, security, economic, and sociocultural relations. Security concerns provide an acute impetus for leaders to put more energy into the relationship, but its sustainability will require a more comprehensive focus. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Center for Strategic & International Studies
Pages: 52Size: 8 1/2 x 11
978-1-4422-5876-1 • Paperback • September 2015 • $35.00 • (£23.95)
978-1-4422-5877-8 • eBook • September 2015 • $34.99 • (£23.95)
Series: CSIS Reports
Murray Hiebert is a senior fellow and deputy director of the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies at CSIS. Phuong Nguyen is a research associate with the Sumitro Chair at CSIS. Gregory B. Poling is a fellow with the Sumitro Chair at CSIS.