Anthony V. Rinna
It might not be as crazy as you think.
Less than six months into his tenure as President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte has embarked on what even he considers to be risky foreign policy moves. In September 2016, he declared that he is about to ‘ cross the Rubicon ’ in the Philippines’ relationship with the United States.
The ‘crossing’ Duterte refers to is his plan to enhance the Philippines’ relationships with Russia and China.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would visit Russia and China this year to chart an independent foreign policy and "open alliances" with two powers with historic rivalries with the United Sta...
BEIJING (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit China from October 18 to 21 at the invitation of President Xi Jinping, China's foreign ministry said on its website on Wednesday.
Rodrigo Duterte has been making headlines in local media since more than two months ago, when he took his oath as the Philippines’ 16th president. His name has, as of late, nearly become synonymous with endless extrajudicial killing...
Renato Cruz De Castro Security, Asia The answer: Japan From October 18 to 21, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte is making his first state visit to China as part of his push for an “independent” Philippine foreign policy. Although...