Reef and Relations: Is the Philippines-US Alliance Finally Maturing?


Julio S. Amador III

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 202


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: February 26, 2013
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Julio S. Amador III, Foreign Affairs Research Specialist at the Foreign Service Institute of the Philippines, explains that the recent grounding in Filipino waters of the USS Guardian, "[s]hows just how delicate managing alliances can be, and the response by the Filipino and US governments also demonstrates a level of maturity in managing the issue."

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