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ARS, FNI releases findings of 2022 National Security Survey - UPDATE

Updated: May 24, 2023


Released: 19 Apr.

Last edited: 24 May | 14:37

Amador Research Services and the Foundation for the National Interest formally released the findings of the 2022 National Security Survey in a small gathering at the Greenfield Tower on 18 April 2023. The findings of the survey was presented by Dr. Charmaine Willoughby and Julio Amador.

The survey, which gauged the tendencies and positions of members of the strategic community, yielded and found interesting results. Below are some highlights:

  • Human security threats (energy, food, environment) placed very high among the respondents' concerns, followed by encroachments in the West Philippines Sea, and natural and human disasters;

  • Respondents are generally satisfied with the state's security capabilities and processes, and with the performance of the National Administration. There are, however, no clear-cut majority satisfaction;

  • The US, Japan, and Australia are among the country's top preferred choice of partners, hinting at the community's strong preference for traditional allies and partners. Interestingly, there is a growing minority expressing interest in China as a security partner, but remains largely divisive;

  • Respondents also generally express strong support for the Philippines' participation in multilateral bodies including ASEAN and the UN;

  • More than half of the respondents also believe that participating with the Quad and the AUKUS is within national interests, despite potential backlash from China.

The presenters also provided the security community's views on international issues such as the US-China strategic competition, the Philippine-US alliance, the cross-straits issue (Taiwan), the invasion of Ukraine, and nuclear proliferation in the Korean Peninsula.

A comprehensive press release, including the public version of the presentation, is available here.

Documentation of the event below.



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