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The Scarborough Shoal

June 14, 2012

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Over the past few months, China and the Philippines have been in a tense maritime quarrel over a controversial piece of land known as the Scarborough Shoal. The shoal is located just 124 nautical miles off the coast of the Philippines’ largest island, Luzon. Despite the shoal lying within the Philippines’ 200-mile exclusive economic zone, […]

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America in Southeast Asia: A Typhoon Scenario?

April 30, 2012

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Largely forgotten in the media, America has been engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom in the Philippines since 2002.  While the mission has been one primarily of training and supplying the Filipino military, it is currently unclear how long the mission will continue; given the increased emphasis of U.S. influence in the region, it would seem […]

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A Model for Success

February 9, 2012

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On February 2nd, 2012, spokesman for the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Col. Marcelo Burgos, announced that due to an evening air strike, several leaders of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group had been killed. This group has been the cause of fear and disturbance in the southern islands of the Philippines for almost 30 years. […]

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