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Renato Cruz De Castro

Renato Cruz De Castro

De La Salle University (DLSU)

Renato Cruz De Castro is a professor in the International Studies Department at De La Salle University, Manila, where he holds the Dr Aurelio Calderon Chair in Philippine-American Relations. He earned his PhD in 2001, as a Fulbright Scholar in the Government and In International Studies department of the University of South Carolina. He has a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees from the University of the Philippines. As a member of the Board of Trustees of the Stratbase ADR Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ADRi), he writes opinion columns for the Business World and Philippine Star newspapers. His articles on international relations and security are regularly published in academic and think tank journals around the world. His research interests include Philippine-US security relations and Philippine defense and foreign policy.

Articles by Renato Cruz De Castro

Geopolitics

Blowing Hot and Cold Over the South China Sea

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Could Manila's soft-pedaling of its territorial dispute with Beijing lead to a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea that fits Chinese interests?

Geopolitics

Crossing the Rubicon: Duterte Moves to End the Philippine-US Alliance

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Behind Duterte's façade of triviality and pettiness is a concerted plan to shift the Philippines away from the US and closer to China.