U.S.-Philippines Strategic Initiative
The Southeast Asia Program, with support from the Manila-based think tank, the Albert del Rosario Institute, and the Philippine Trade Foundation, launched the U.S.-Philippines Strategic Initiative (USPSI) in May 2015. The initiative will play a leading role in advancing a high-level policy dialogue on the U.S.-Philippine alliance in the context of U.S. strategy in Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific region.
Activities include public forums at CSIS featuring high-level Philippine speakers and roundtables designed to engage stakeholders on issues related to trends in the U.S.-Philippines alliance. As part of USPSI, CSIS published a report on the U.S.-Philippines alliance in August 2015. The report can be viewed here.