Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) load relief supplies in Tacloban (REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Chris Cavagnaro/U.S. Navy).

Opinion | Brookings East Asia Commentary

Obama's Visit to Asia and the U.S.-Philippine Alliance

April 2014, Sheena Chestnut Greitens

President Obama’s visit to the Philippines in late April is likely to bring renewed attention to the U.S.-Philippine alliance. Sheena Chestnut Greitens writes that while the visit may be dominated by discussions on defense cooperation and maritime security, non-traditional security issues play an unusually large role in this alliance, and will continue to shape its contours for years to come.