• Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00
    Philippines must push for clarity in US defence treaty
    Is it still relevant to our security? Maybe not,” Philippines Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said at a press conference last month, revealing his plans to review the 1951 Philippine-US Mutual Defence Treaty (MDT).
  • Mon, 31 Oct 2016 01:00
    Japan worried about possible REGIONAL STRATEGIC SHIFTS
    To understand how seriously Japan guards its territorial waters, one has to visit Okinawa, the centre of the US security network. Japanese and American officials at their separate airbases are on alert around the clock. They have made clear their cooperation under the Japan-US defence treaty, which is the security backbone for the island nation and the Asia-Pacific. 
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