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Joint Statement between the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines

The White House Office of the Press Secretary November 13, 2017 U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met in Manila, Philippines on November 13, 2017, to discuss a broad range of shared interests and priorities. Both leaders praised the enduring United States-Philippines Alliance, built on a …

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Perspectives on the Marawi Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C.- A November 3 Roundtable Seminar on the Marawi Crisis addressed factors leading to initial militant success, cited additional examples of recent ISIS-inspired activities in the southern Philippines, parallels with ISIS operations in the Middle East, and the daunting economic, psycho-social, and security challenges ahead. Aleem Siddiqui Guiapal, Executive …

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ASEAN 2017 Summit Preview as the United States Reaffirms Commitment to Allies and Partners

WASHINGTON, D.C.- At a October 31 forum, “A Preview of U.S. and Philippine Priorities for the 2017 ASEAN and East Asia Summits,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia Patrick Murphy offered insights into the administration’s goals for the upcoming Asean and East Asia Summits as President Trump embarks …

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Marawi Update 06/15: Challenges to Peace and Development Following Organized Urban Terrorist Violence in Marawi

WASHINGTON, D.C.- At a June 15 forum, “Mindanao Update in the Aftermath of Marawi: Political, Security and Development,” the Asia Foundation’s new country representative for the Philippines Sam Chittick provided insights into the ongoing battle in Marawi City. The roundtable presentation, organized by the US-Philippines Society in partnership with the …

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South China Sea: Policy Review & Recommendations

MARYLAND – On 17-19 November, US-Philippines Society Co-chair Ambassador John D. Negroponte convened a 2-day workshop  on strategic developments in the South China Sea  at the prestigious Aspen Wye River Conference Center, Maryland. The workshop attracted policymakers and experts on China, Japan, Vietnam, India and the Philippines. Findings were to become part …

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Remarks by Ambassador John Negroponte delivered at the U.S.-China Dialogue on the South China Sea

Remarks by Ambassador John Negroponte delivered at the U.S.-China Dialogue on the South China Sea Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C. July 5, 2016 Good Morning:  I would like to thank the conference co-hosts, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University …

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Society Board Hosts Secretary Albert Del Rosario in New York

NEW YORK – Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario met with the US-Philippines Society Board of Directors on September 25, at Sofitel Hotel in New York City. The business meeting was an opportunity to discuss the South China Sea Arbitration case, EDCA, Philippines’ hosting of APEC and more. …

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