By Bernie V. Lopez
The critical questions for Filipinos are: Will the United States defend the Philippines if there is a shoot-out with China in the Spratlys? How far will the United States go in terms of conforming to the Mutual Defense Treaty? Is mutual defense a myth, a misleading vague alliance for the United States to gain vested concessions?
By Oscar Franklin Tan
Are we an independent people still weighed down by invisible chains? Have we gained physical freedom but failed to notice that our intellectual freedom remains mired in an extended colonial hangover?
By Ramon Farolan
During the last few weeks, my ego suffered terrible blows that would have had fatal consequences for someone with suicidal tendencies.
By Kevin P. Gallagher
Despite President Barack Obama’s charm offensive in the region, Pacific nations are well-advised to remain wary of the US government’s position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
By Jean-Pierre Lehmann
Seven months ago, in October 2013 amid the US government shutdown, President Barack Obama decided to cancel his then-planned trips to Asia. Now the trip has taken place.