Philippines, China to cooperate on joint oil exploration project in South China Sea

China and the Philippines are in discussions about a joint oil exploration project in the South China Sea in a deal that would see deeper economic and likely security ties between the two Asian neighbors. “I can tell you we are pursuing it aggressively because we need it,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano told [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.