Is the US-Philippine alliance doomed?
Belinda B. Ella.
Date of Issue2000
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Although the US withdrew from Subic in 1992, the changing political environment, specifically the encroachment by the PRC in the disputed Spratly Islands resulted in the Philippines subsequently renewing its alliance with the United States. However, it is argued in this paper that the alliance is likely to break down due to the following reasons: 1) the credibility of the commitment of the United States as well as its ability to deter China's aggression in the Spratly Islands is doubtful. 2) the role of regional institutions as a venue for dialogues and co-operation is currently being harnessed; 3) the perception exists of a divergence in strategic outlook between the United States and the Philippines; and 4) Philippine nationalist sentiments continuing to be a strong force in influencing the direction of foreign and security policies.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science::International relations
Nanyang Technological University