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Republic of the Philippines: Background and U.S. Relations
Thomas Lum (au); Larry A. Niksch (au)
The U.S. and the Republic of the Philippines (RP) maintain close ties based upon historical relations, common interests, shared values, and the large Filipino-American population. The Philippines faces terrorist threats from several groups. Since 2001, the Philippines has received the most dramatic increases in U.S. foreign aid in Southeast Asia, largely for counterterrorism purposes, including not only military assistance but also health, education, and economic assistance in Mindanao. Contents of this report: (I) Overview: Policy Issues for Congress; (II) Political Developments: 2007 Congressional Elections; Politically-Motivated Violence and Extrajudicial Killings; (III) Economic Conditions; Promoting U.S. Trade and Investment; (IV) U.S. Foreign Assistance; (V) Terrorist, Separatist, and Communist Movements: The Abu Sayyaf Group; U.S. Policy Toward Abu Sayyaf; Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF); Peace Agreement and Its Collapse; Relations Between the MILF, Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), and Abu Sayyaf; Clan Violence; U.S. Policy Toward the MILF; Philippine Communist Party (CPP); (VI) Foreign Relations: RP-U.S. Security Ties and Military Relations; RP-U.S. Operations on Baslian and Jolo Islands; Philippines-China Relations; (VII) Filipino Veterans; (VIII) Time Line: Major Historical Events. Map.
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