Washington, June 2, 2022—Today, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) U.S.-Philippines Alliance Task Force released a new report, "Revitalizing the U.S.-Philippines Alliance to Address Strategic Competition in the Indo-Pacific." The report assesses the current state of the U.S.-Philippines relationship and provides recommendations for revitalizing and expanding bilateral ties following a six-year period marked by turbulence and volatility.
The authors argue that the strength of the U.S.-Philippines alliance will become increasingly important as China’s continued rise further challenges a stable order in the Indo-Pacific.
"As competition with China intensifies across the Indo-Pacific, the United States is looking increasingly to its wide network of alliances and partnerships to confront the challenge," write the authors. "China’s growing military and economic power, along with its increasingly aggressive behavior regarding Taiwan and its territorial claims in the East and South China Seas, is putting stress on the rules-based order in the region. As such, U.S. policymakers recognize that leveraging and building upon existing diplomatic and security arrangements will be a key component of an effective long-term strategy for competing with China and maintaining stability in the Indo-Pacific and beyond."
The CNAS U.S.-Philippines Alliance Task Force was formed in April 2021. Its members are Lisa Curtis (Chair and Principal Report Co-Author), John Cinco, Patrick Cronin, Chris Decker, Joseph Felter, Joshua Fitt (Principal Report Co-Author), Richard Fontaine, Michael Green, Richard Jacobson, Nina Hachigian, Brian Harding, Harry Harris, Henry B. Howard, Satu Limaye, Gregory Poling, Jacob Stokes, Chuck Taylor, Reed Werner, and Dennis Wright.
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