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To disseminate information on Philippine foreign policy and diplomacy, the Foreign Service Institute publishes books and other reading materials and distributes them to both Houses of Congress, national government agencies, embassies in Manila, Philippine foreign service posts, libraries of local universities, schools and colleges, and other research institutions.

The Publications Section regularly publishes books and series on international relations and strategic studies, analyses on various foreign affairs issues, and collections of monographs to introduce readers to issues on Philippine foreign policy and international relations.

Examples of recent and notable FSI publications are the following:

1. West Philippine Sea Arbitration Updates: regular newsletter-type publication that contains the statements of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs on the actions taken by the Philippines with regard to the case it had filed in the Arbitral Tribunal.

2. FSI Insights: publication of the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS) that features in-depth analyses of global and regional strategic issues that impact the Philippines and provides inputs for Philippine foreign policy

3. CIRSS Commentaries: bi-weekly short publication by the research specialists of FSI which serves as a timely response and brief analysis of latest regional and global developments and issues that impact Philippine foreign policy.

4. Sharing ASEAN: regular publication of the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS) that contains updates on ASEAN’s progress and provides information on the benefits, contribution, and participation of the Philippines in ASEAN.

4. The FSI Reader: book series containing research works by experts and researchers that extensively discuss bilateral relations of the Philippines and its foreign policy outlook.

5. The FSI Record: book series that contains studies and analyses on various foreign affairs issues.

6. Coffee table books, speeches of the former Secretaries of Foreign Affairs, and other light reading materials intended for cultural references and for visitors’ information at Philippine foreign service posts.


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The FSI e-Book Portal contains the digital copies of the publications of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI).

Currently, only the officers and staff of the Institute and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), including personnel from Philippine Foreign Service Posts and Regional Consular Offices, can access the portal.

Students, researchers, and private companies and individuals may visit the Carlos P. Romulo Library to access the books and publications of the Institute. The Carlos P. Romulo Library is located at G/F DFA Bldg., 2330 Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.

Digital editions of some FSI publications are also available on Amazon Kindle Store and Google Books.



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Vol. IV, No. 5, March 2017. Kazakhstan's Role in the Community of Nations by Lloyd Alexander M. Adducul

Vol. IV, No. 4, February 2017. Combatting Infectious Diseases: The Zika Virus by Jeremy Dexter B. Mirasol

Vol. IV, No. 3, February 2017 Addressing Cyberspace Vulnerability: The ASEAN and the Philippines by RJ Marco Lorenzo C. Parcon

Special Issue No. 1, February 2017 ASEAN at 50 and the Philippine Chairmanship in 2017 by M.C. Abad, Jr

Vol. IV, No. 2, January 2017 RCEP and the Future of Asian Free Trade Agreements: A Philippine Perspective by Jovito Jose P. Katigbak

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


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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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Understanding Iran: A History of Philippines-Iran Relations
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