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Karagatan Observer | Fourth Quarter 2023

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2023 has seen the Philippines definitively step up its game in terms of defending its sovereignty. This is most notably seen in the fruits born from the renewed focus on the alliance with the United States (US), amid a “balancing” in foreign relations. However, this tangible show of security focus came as China likewise increased its activities.

The 2023 iteration of Karagatan Observer adopted a quarterly format to robustly capture developments. 

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