Tag: Rodrigo Duterte
The renewed VFA may be among the last that the Philippines signs, because the U.S. may not desire to sustain a presence as a part of its regional policy, Joaquin Flores writes.
As President Rodrigo Duterte moves to boot US troops from Philippine soil through the cancellation of a key defense pact, China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is quietly moving in to take their place.
As long as true economic development and long-term thinking drives all discussion of bilateral relationships, then a new age of peace and cooperation for all nations under a multipolar world order may yet occur.
Aristotle defined a tyrant as someone who rules solely for his own benefit and pleasure. The world has seen the steady rise of such tyrants over the past few decades.