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6.December 2013

RE-AWAKENINGS: The Study of National Security at 50

(The Golden Anniversary Publication of the National Defense College of the Philippines) click to download file

  1. Policy and Practice of National Security Administration December 2014
  2. Foreign and Domestic Imperatives in Enhancing National Security December 2015
  3. Rethinking Philippine Interests: Towards Calibrating National Policies 2016-2017




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A Perspective on Environmental Security in the South China Sea:
Engaging in Environmental Diplomacy, Arielle Ann Nicole Lopez, 1 August 2019

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Recognizing Women’s Strength and Sacrifices in Armed Conflict Situations:
Strengthening the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, Christine Lisette M Castillo, 18 July 2019

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ASEAN Centrality and Regional Security, Rear Admiral Roberto Q Estioko AFP (Ret), PhD, MNSA. , 12 July 2019

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The Dynamics of Intra-ASEAN Relations: Implications for Regional Defense Diplomacy , Mico A Galang , 20 June 2019

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Empowering the Peace and Order Council: A Security Sector Reform Agenda , James Francis T Miradora , 24 May 2019

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Philippines-U.S. Alliance under the Duterte and Trump Administrations: State and System-Level Foreign Policy Considerations

Strengthening Manila’s Maritime Security Posture in the South China Sea: The Role of the Philippines-Japan Strategic Partnership

Power Shifts and International Law: The Geopolitics of the South China Sea Dispute and Its Implications for the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

2017 ADMM and ADMM-Plus: Challenges for Philippine Defense Diplomacy

Reducing the Vulnerability of Women in Disaster Stricken Area 

The Philippines and Arms Trade Treaty: The Call for Safe and Responsible Distribution of Arms

International Order in Transition?: Examining the Politico – Strategic Aspects of China’s Major Foreign Economic Initiatives

Prospects for Japan-Philippines Maritime Security Cooperation in the South China Sea

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria: Direct Threat to the Philippines? Part 2

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria: Profile and Strategic Assessment Part 1

The Dynamics of Great Power Politics in the East China Sea Dispute: Strategic Implications for Philippine Defense Policy (14 October 2014)

Beyond Strategic Ambiguity? Impact of the US Rebalance Strategy of the AFP’s Defense Posture in the West Philippine Sea

A Post-Modernist Glance at the AFP Modernization(18 September 2014)

Regional Energy Security as a Platform for Cooperation (15 September 2014)

Testing the Waters: The Strategic Implications of an Idealist approach in the South China Sea Dispute (19 March 2014)

ROMANTICIZING REALISM: What Does National Security Mean in the NDCP Hymn? (13 March 2014)

How Does the Humanitarian Law Apply in Internal Conflict?: An Enduring Question of Compliance and Complexity (22 Jan 2014)

Why People are Poor and Insecure: Identifying Determinants of Poverty for Peace and Security (17 Jan 2014)

The Disaster of Non-Compliance to Solid Waste Management Act

Trends and Threats in Cyber Space: Are We Secure

Gender and Development in NDCP: Internalizing the Meaning of Mainstreaming

THE NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY, 2011-2016: Understanding the Context and Complexity of Its Pronouncements (31 May 2013)

Philippines-India: Making Impressive Strides in Strengthening Ties (16 May 2013)

Towards a Self-Reliant Defense Force: A Look into at the AFP Modernization Law (17 May 2013)

Reflections on the 2013 Defense White Paper of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)and Implications on Philippines National Interests (09 May 2013)

Revisiting Disaster Management Policy in the Philippines:Some Issues and Concerns (30 April 2013)

The Critical Role of Economic Development in Peace Implementation: Lessons Learned for the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (19 April 2013)

Managing the Sabah Crisis: Focus on the Evacuation of Filipinos from the Embattled Zone (12 April 2013)

The Sabah Conundrum: Defining the Agenda for Defense Diplomacy (8 March 2013)

The Writ of Amparo

A Strategic View of the World in the First Decade of 21st Century

National Identity as Imperative to Building the National Community

Sino-Japanese Relations: Roots of Conflict and their Implications for East Asian Regional Community Building

Philippine Perspective on Israel-Hezbollah Conflict


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