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PH foreign policy and ‘threat assessment’

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Our foreign policy is crafted in a professional manner. It is based on the universally used doctrine of “threat assessment.” Under this doctrine, a country identifies threats to its sovereignty as 1) active and ongoing; 2) immediate; 3) potential; and 4) remote. (This model is simplified; some countries use as many as nine variables.)

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

China’s own military-industrial complex

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The commentary “Bases access accord will boost US arms sales” by Bobby Tuazon (Inquirer, 7/19/13) is based on the familiar thesis that US foreign policy is driven by the US military-industrial complex. It is a one-sided presentation, because by now China also has its own military-industrial complex.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Aquino made right call in West Philippine Sea dispute

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Three things happened recently in connection with the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea. Chinese Ambassador Ma Keqing expressed her “concern” that the Philippines may be putting up new structures on Ayungin Shoal (Inquirer, 5/30/13).

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Outdoing Mussolini and even Hitler

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The announcement by China that its forces would seize foreign vessels in the disputed West Philippine Sea has brought the territorial issue to a crisis. This latest move by China is an act of aggression. It fits the mold.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The foreign service: our first line of defense

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DIPLOMACY IS a key tool for survival in a hostile world for a third-rate power like our country. It fails in this mission if our diplomacy is in disarray, as recent events have shown. Our problem may be summed up thus:   • There are rules essential in diplomacy that, unfortunately, we do not have […]

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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