25 February 2021
Despite Duterte’s desire to shift Philippine security policy away from its treaty alliance with the US, Manila remains a close American ally. Key domestic, strategic and humanitarian factors actually make the alliance healthier, wrote RSIS Research Fellow, Julius Cesar Trajano, in a commentary. He added that the Biden administration might just wait for Duterte to finish his term in a year’s time.
…Julius Cesar Trajano is Research Fellow at the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies (NTS Centre), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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