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Ominous breaking news coming out of Myanmar

By Romain Caillaud, principal of the consulting firm SIPA Partners and a researcher associated with the Singaporean think tank ISEAS. Ominous breaking news coming out of Myanmar: Ten years

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Memo – From Arbitration to Diplomacy: Duterte’s Approach to the South China Sea Issue – Dr. Aries Arugay


Memo to the roundtable on March, 15, 2018,  Observatory of Southeast Asia
By Dr. Aries A. Arugay, Associate Professor, University of the Philippines-Diliman, chaired by CF Marianne Péron-Doise, IRSEM / Associate Fellow, Asia Centre.

  • Introduction
  • Performative populism and Duterte’s approach to statecraft and foreign policy
  • “Megaphone diplomacy” and Duterte’s pivot to China
  • New partners, old allies and the risks of Duterte’s hedging strategy
  • Conclusion
  • Concluding Remarks – Questions and Discussion