CIRSS Commentaries

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The CIRSS Commentaries is a regular short publication by the research specialists of the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS) of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and serves as a timely response and brief analysis of latest regional and global developments and issues that impact Philippine foreign policy. It also aims to contribute to a wider and deeper discussion of issues as they affect the Philippines and the region.

Regular Issues

  1. Issue 1, June 2014. The New Principles and Guidelines on Arms Exports: A Sign of Change or a Sign of Continuity in Japan’s Security Policy? by Valerie Jill I. Valero
  2. Issue 2, June 2014. ASEAN—The Core of a Robust Security Architecture for the Asia Pacific? by Mary Fides A. Quintos
  3. Issue 3, July 2014. Philippines-China Relations: Beyond the Territorial Disputes by Andrea Chloe A. Wong
  4. Issue 4, July 2014. Diversifying Bilateral Security Relations beyond the US Hub-and-Spoke Alliance System by Karla Mae G. Pabeliña
  5. Issue 5, August 2014. Moratorium in the South China Sea: Charting a Course Towards Peace by Carlos D. Sorreta and Mary Fides A. Quintos
  6. Issue 6, August 2014. Shifts and Stalemates: Regional Dynamics in the Korean Peninsula by Louie Dane C. Merced
  7. Issue 7, September 2014. Myanmar’s ASEAN Leadership: Progress on the South China Sea by Jeremie P. Credo
  8. Issue 8, September 2014. An ASEAN Fourth Pillar: Is It Necessary? by Joycee A. Teodoro
  9. Issue 9, October 2014. EDCA and the Constitutionality of the MDT by Carlos D. Sorreta and Karla Mae G. Pabeliña
  10. Issue 10, October 2014. Indonesian Elections: The Role and Participation of Women by Jemimah Joanne C. Villaruel
  11. Issue 11, November 2014. Finding the Philippines’ Place in the New Scramble for Africa by Redmond Alejandro B. Lim
  12. Issue 12, December 2014. Eyes on the Prize? Philippines-US Alliance and Defense Modernization by Julio S. Amador III
  13. Volume II, No. 1, February 2015. Can the Philippines and Vietnam be Strategic Partners?  by Julio S. Amador III and Jeremie P. Credo
  14. Volume II, No. 2, February 2015. US National Security Strategy and Implications for the Philippines by Karla Mae G. Pabeliña
  15. Volume II, No. 3, February 2015. Walking a Thin Line: 50 Years of Philippines-Iran Relations and Beyond by Redmond Alejandro B. Lim
  16. Volume II, No. 4, March 2015. Reconciling Labor Realities with Policy: The EPS and the Overseas Filipino Workers in South Korea by Krista Kyla D. Seachon
  17. Volume II, No. 5, March 2015. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Long Road to Peace by Andrea Kristine G. Molina
  18. Volume II, No.6, March 2015. Challenges to Malaysia’s 2015 ASEAN Chairmanship by Jeremie P. Credo
  19. Volume II, No.7, March 2015. Peacekeeping in a Volatile Environment: The Philippines in Golan Heights and Beyond by RJ Marco Lorenzo C. Parcon
  20. Volume II, No. 8, March 2015. India’s Interests in the South China Sea by Jemimah Joanne C. Villaruel
  21. Volume II, No. 9, April 2015. Is ASEAN Meeting Targets in Services Trade Liberalization? by Jovito Jose P. Katigbak
  22. Volume II, No. 10, April 2015. Getting a Slice of the Pie: The Philippines in ASEAN- South Korea Relations by Krista Kyla D. Seachon
  23. Volume II, No. 11, May 2015. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Considerations for the Philippines by Andrea Chloe A. Wong
  24. Volume II, No. 12, May 2015. An Environmental Turn in the South China Sea Disputes by Louie Dane C. Merced
  25. Volume II, No. 13, May 2015. South Korean ODA to the Philippines: Realities and Possibilities by Krista Kyla D. Seachon
  26. Volume II, No. 14, May 2015. Integrating a Gender Perspective in UN Peace Support Operations by RJ Marco Lorenzo C. Parcon
  27. Vol. II, No. 15, June 2015. Mi Figue, Mi Raisin: The Filipinos’ Culture of Migration in the Age of Globalization by Edwin S. Estrada
  28. Vol. II, No. 16, June 2015. Protecting the Stateless: Proposing an ASEAN Response to the Rohingya in Myanmar by Julio S. Amador III and Joycee A. Teodoro
  29. Vol. II, No. 17, June 2015. Maintaining ASEAN Centrality in Connectivity Through MPAC by Joycee A. Teodoro
  30. Vol. II, No. 18, June 2015. UNCLOS Part XII and Protecting the Marine Environment in the South China Sea by Mary Fides A. Quintos
  31. Vol. II, No. 19, July 2015. Looking Ahead: Myanmar’s Strategic Value by Jeremie P. Credo
  32. Vol. II, No. 20, July 2015. The Philippines and India: Strategic Partners? by Jemimah Joanne C. Villaruel
  33. Vol. II, No. 21, July 2015. Is It Over? Terrorism in East Africa? by Redmond Alejandro B. Lim
  34. Vol. II, No. 22, August 2015. Why the Delay in the Free(r) Flow of Skilled Labor in ASEAN? by Jovito Jose P. Katigbak
  35. Vol. II, No. 23, September 2015. India-Bangladesh Delimitation of EEZ: Utilizing the UN Tribunal by Jemimah Joanne C. Villaruel
  36. Vol. II, No. 24, October 2015. Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Centerpiece of US Rebalance Policy by Karla Mae G. Pabeliña
  37. Vol. II, No. 25, October 2015. What is Keeping the Philippines from Joining the TPP? by Jovito Jose P. Katigbak
  38. Vol. III, No. 1, January 2016. Beyond security: the Philippines-Vietnam strategic partnership by Julio S. Amador III and Jeremie P. Credo
  39. Vol. III, No. 2, Janauary 2016. Transnational Radicalism A Global ISIS by Maria Anna Rowena Luz G. Layador and Andrea Kristine G. Molina
  40. Vol. III, No. 3, March 2016 Prioritizing the Protection of Civilians in the Middle East by RJ Marco Lorenzo C. Parcon
  41. Vol. III, No. 4, April 2016. Domestic Reforms and Philippine Economic Diplomacy in 2016 by Laura Q. Del Rosario and Julio S. Amador III
  42. Vol. III, No. 5, May 2016. The Concept of Self-Defense in International Law and the South China Sea by Mary Fides A. Quintos
  43. Vol. III, No. 6, May 2016. An Inclusive Growth Agenda for the Philippines by Jovito Jose P. Katigbak
  44. Vol. III, No. 7, May 2016. The Contest for International Support on the South China Sea Disputes by Louie Dane C. Merced
  45. Vol. III, No. 8, June 2016. Implications of the Philippines-Australia Comprehensive Partnership by Julio S. Amador III
  46. Vol. III, No. 9, July 2016 DELIBERATE, NOT DESPERATE: THE PHILIPPINES’ NATIONAL SECURITY  STRATEGY ON THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA by Julio S. Amador III and Edcel John A. Ibarra
  47. Vol. III, No. 10, July 2016 Financing the Sustainable Development Goals through Private  Sector Partnership  by Virgemarie A. Salazar and Jovito Jose P. Katigbak
  48. Vol. III, No. 11, August 2016 Globalizing MSMEs via B2B E-Commerce: Considerations for the Philippines  by Jovito Jose P. Katigbak
  49. Vol. III, No. 12, September 2016 Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding: Is There  A Need To Establish A Philippine National Branding Council?  by Maria Anna Rowena Luz G. Layador and Darlene V. Estrada

Special Issues

  1. Special Issue No. 1 (July 2014). Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict by Jill Angeli V. Bacasmas
  2. Special Issue No. 2 (July 2014). Revisiting the ASEAN Regional Forum by M. C. Abad
  3. Special Issue No. 3 (September 2014). The Future of ASEAN Centrality in the Asia Pacific by Julio S. Amador III

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Vol. IV, No. 1, January 2017 Japan in 2016: Shifts in Domestic Politics amid Shifts in Regional Landscape  by Valerie Anne Jill I. Valero

Vol. III, No. 16, December 2016  In Retrospect: Assessing Obama’s Asia Rebalancing Strategy  by Uriel N. Galace

Vol. III, No. 15, December 2016   Distracted ASEAN? Where To For ASEAN Centrality?  by Joycee A. Teodoro

Vol. III, No. 14, November 2016 From Managing Disasters to Managing Risks: Key Efforts in the Philippines  by RJ Marco Lorenzo C. Parcon

Vol. III, No. 13, October 2016 A Decade of North Korea's Nuclear Tests and the Failure of Sanctions Regime  by Louie Dane Merced

Vol. III, No. 12, September 2016 Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding: Is There  A Need To Establish A Philippine National Branding Council?  by Maria Anna Rowena Luz G. Layador and Darlene V. Estrada

Vol. III, No. 11, August 2016. Globalizing MSMEs via B2B E-Commerce: Considerations for the Philippines  by Jovito Jose P. Katigbak

Vol. III, No. 10, July 2016. Financing the Sustainable Development Goals through Private  Sector Partnership  by Virgemarie A. Salazar and Jovito Jose P. Katigbak

Vol. III, No. 9, July 2016. Deliberate, Not Desperate: The Philippines' National Security Strategy on the West Philippine Sea by Julio S. Amador III and Edcel John A. Ibarra

Vol. III, No. 8, June 2016. Implications of the Philippines-Australia Comprehensive Partnership by Julio S. Amador III

Vol. III, No. 7, May 2016. The Contest for International Support on the South China Sea Disputes by Louie Dane C. Merced

Vol. III, No. 6, May 2016. An Inclusive Growth Agenda for the Philippines by Jovito Jose P. Katigbak

Vol. III, No. 5, May 2016. The Concept of Self-Defense in International Law and the South China Sea by Mary Fides A. Quintos

Vol III, No. 4, April 2016. Domestic Reforms and Philippine Economic Diplomacy in 2016 by Laura Q. Del Rosario and Julio S. Amador III

Vol. III, No. 3, March 2016.Prioritizing The Protection Of Civilians In The Middle East by Rj Marco Lorenzo C. Parcon

Vol. III, No. 2, February 2016. Transnational Radicalism A Global ISIS? by Maria Anna Rowena Luz G. Layador and Andrea Kristine G. Molina

Vol. III, No. 1, January 2016. Beyond Security: The Philippines-Vietnam Strategic Partnership  by Julio S. Amador III and Jeremie P. Credo

Vol. II, No. 25, October 2015. What is Keeping the Philippines from Joining the TPP? by Jovito Jose P. Katigbak

Vol. II, No. 24, October 2015. Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Centerpiece of US Rebalance Policy by Karla Mae G. Pabeliña

Vol. II, No. 23, September 2015. India-Bangladesh Delimitation of EEZ: Utilizing the UN Tribunal by Jemimah Joanne C. Villaruel

Vol. II, No. 22, August 2015. Why the Delay in the Free(r) Flow of Skilled Labor in ASEAN? by Jovito Jose P. Katigbak

Vol. II, No. 21, July 2015. Is It Over? Terrorism in East Africa? by Redmond Alejandro B. Lim

Vol. II, No. 20, July 2015. The Philippines and India: Strategic Partners? by Jemimah Joanne C. Villaruel

Vol. II, No. 19, July 2015. Looking Ahead: Myanmar's Strategic Value by Jeremie P. Credo

 Vol. II, No. 18, June 2015. UNCLOS Part XII and Protecting the Marine Environment in the South China Sea by Mary Fides A. Quintos

Vol. II, No. 17, June 2015. Maintaining ASEAN Centrality in Connectivity Through MPAC by Joycee A. Teodoro

Vol. II, No. 16, June 2015. Protecting the Stateless: Proposing an ASEAN Response to the Rohingya in Myanmar by Julio S. Amador III and Joycee A. Teodoro

Vol. II, No. 15, June 2015. Mi Figue, Mi Raisin: The Filipinos' Culture of Migration in the Age of Globalization by Edwin S. Estrada

Vol. II, No. 14, May 2015. Integrating a Gender Perspective in UN Peace Support Operations by RJ Marco Lorenzo C. Parcon

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Volume 3, No. 3 (October 2016). Toward A Disaster Resilient Region: Examining US-ASEAN Cooperation On Disaster Management Under the Obama Administration by Virgemarie A. Salazar

Volume 3, No. 2 (July 2016). Philippine Cultural Diplomacy: Unraveling its Full Potential by Andrea Chloe A. Wong

Volume 3, No. 1 (June 2016). China Could and Should Learn a Lesson or Two from Africa in the Area of Peaceful Dispute Settlement by Dr. Alfredo C. Robles, Jr.

Vol. II, Special Issue No. 2. Philippine Participation in UN Peace Operations by Raphael S.C. Hermoso and Louie A. Belleza

Vol. II, No. 3 (May 2015). Making Sense of the China Complex by Andrea Chloe A. Wong

Vol. II, No. 2, March 2015. Artificial Islands in the South China Sea and their Impact on Regional (In)security by Mary Fides A. Quintos

Vol. II, No. 1, February 2015. Implications of the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) for the UN Charter by Dashell Yancha-Po

Vol. I, No. 6, November 2014. The Caliphate in the Era of Nation-States by Virgemarie A. Salazar

Vol. I, No. 5, October 2014. The Rise of Strategic Partnerships in East Asia by Julio S. Amador III

Vol. I, No. 4, September 2014. The Potentials and Limits of Philippines - South Korea Maritime Cooperation by Louie Dane C. Merced

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