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June 30 | Looking South, Looking West: Manila Views Security Threats to the Philippines

June 30, 2021, Wednesday

9:00 am – 10:00 am (EDT) Washington DC

Zoom Webinar

The Philippines faces security challenges from within – maintaining peace in Muslim Mindanao and managing armed insurgency by the Communist Party of the Philippines – as well as in the contested waters of the South China Sea where Chinese aggression threatens Philippine territorial claims. Although the military alliance with the U.S. is viewed as key to sustaining Philippine defense capabilities by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Duterte administration has sent mixed signals about the U.S. alliance.

Join us for a discussion with Ann Bajo and Greg Poling about the Philippines’ security problems from Manila’s perspective. Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia Forum Chair William Wise will moderate the program. The event is co-hosted by US-Philippines Society and Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia Forum.


Speaker Bios

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Ann Fedel Q. Bajo
Senior Defense Analyst
Office for Strategic Studies and Strategy Management
Armed Forces of the Philippines


Gregory B. Poling
Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia
Director, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
Center for Strategic and International Studies


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