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Post-election Analysis: Outcomes and the Biden Administration’s Policy Priorities

At a November 23 post-election virtual roundtable, Washington insider Jonathan Slade presented an in-depth analysis of the U.S. election outcomes, the impact of changing demographics in key states and an update on the electoral college process. He said the electorate voted for divided government, splitting their tickets as the Republicans …

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Great Decisions Speaker Hank Hendrickson on “The Philippines and the U.S.”

US-Philippines Society Executive Director Hank Hendrickson was featured speaker at a Foreign Policy Association’s online discussion program, “Great Decisions: The Philippines and the U.S.” Setting the tone for the interview-style program, Hendrickson provided an overview of key historical events and current policy issues of importance in the bilateral relationship. The …

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Panel Discussion: The Future of U.S.-Philippine Alliance

At an October 21 webinar co-hosted by the US-Philippines Society and the Stimson Center, a panel of leading experts provided insights into the Philippines-U.S. alliance as the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) approaches its 70th anniversary. Professor William Wise, Chair of the Southeast Asia Forum at the Stimson Center, framed …

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Weekly Issues | President Duterte at UNGA

September 25, 2020 Featured Contributor Chairman of the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development Founding Director of the US-Philippines Society His article appeared in the Philippine Star and is shared with the Society’s online readership, with the author’s permission. Although it took the President four years into his …

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President Duterte’s Address at the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly Reflects his Administration’s Priorities, Concerns and Agenda

PHILIPPINE STATEMENT PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE General Debate 75th Session of the General Assembly 22 September 2020 (Tuesday), General Assembly Hall, New York Theme: “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action.” Mr. President of the …

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H.E. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim Conferred the Order of Sikatuna with rank of Datu (Grand Cross), Gold Distinction

STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES Farewell Call of H.E. Sung Y. Kim Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of the Philippines 7 September 2020 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulated H.E. Sung Y. Kim, outgoing Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary …

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Virtual Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Japanese Surrender at the American Residence in Baguio

REMARKS OF U.S. AMBASSADOR SUNG Y. KIM American Residence in Baguio September 3, 2020 Good afternoon and welcome to the American Residence in Baguio and our Embassy in Manila. Secretaries Lorenzana and Locsin, I am grateful and delighted that we are gathered both in person and virtually to pay tribute to …

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Weekly Issues | A Guide to the Visiting Forces Agreement: Understanding the Past and Adapting to the Future

June 10, 2020 Featured Contributor Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines (1996-2000) Founding Director, US-Philippines Society   Question 1: With the Philippine government’s recent announcement on suspension of VFA termination and your close personal association with the VFA’s history, in what ways does the agreement continue to serve the …

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Coronavirus signals we must shift from terrorism to new bipartisan intelligence priorities

March 31, 2020 US intelligence agencies started warning the Trump administration in January about the coronavirus outbreak. We need a new agenda for this new world. Opinion Contributors: US-Philippines Society Co-chair Ambassador John D. Negroponte and Edward M. Wittenstein USA TODAY 30 March 2020 Link The COVID-19 crisis poses an …

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March 9: Current U.S.-Philippines Relations and Perspective on Ways Forward, with Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez

PRIVATE ROUNDTABLE LUNCH INVITATION MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM The Stimson Center 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, 8th Floor Washington, DC 20036 Register The Philippine government’s recent announcement to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) raises questions about the shape of future security ties with the United …

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