Analysis

Read commentary and analysis from the top AMTI experts on maritime Asia.

Sustaining the Momentum: Duterte and the Philippines-Japan Strategic Partnership

In light of the upward trajectory of the relationship between Manila and Tokyo, one might ask what a strategic partnership is, and what diplomatic advantages it confers. How does the Philippines-Japan strategic partnership figure in Duterte’s quest for an independent foreign policy? And how does the strategic partnership meet the shared interests of Manila and Tokyo?

A Fieldnote on How U.S. Military Officials View the People’s Liberation Army Security Base in Djibouti

The Chinese military on August 1 formally opened its first overseas military base in Doraleh, Djibouti. According to the Chinese government, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) base in Djibouti will be used to support peacekeeping and humanitarian missions in Africa and the Middle East. However, there are strong indications that the base will also be […]