Foreign Military Cooperation

  • Free and Open Indo-Pacific/FOIP

    Philippines, Vietnam expanding cooperation in South China Sea

    The Associated Press The Philippines and Vietnam signed agreements in late January 2024 to prevent incidents in the South China Sea and broaden cooperation between their coast guards in a growing alliance that will likely be frowned upon by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Beijing claims almost all of the strategic waterway in defiance of a 2016 international tribunal ruling that…

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  • Across The Region

    2 Plus 2 Bolsters Shared Security

    The defense ministers of Japan and the Philippines agreed in April 2022 to bolster security cooperation and expand joint drills between their forces as they shared concerns about the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC’s) increasingly assertive military actions in the region. Then-Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and then-Philippine National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana also shared concern about Russia’s invasion of…

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