Gordon G. Chang
Washington pushed the Philippines away by failing to honor moral, if not legal, obligations to its long-standing ally.
“I HAVE separated from them,” said Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte in October to his Chinese hosts, referring to America. “So I will be dependent on you for a long time.”
Within months of taking office, Duterte had accomplished the inconceivable, reorienting his country away from its only protector, the United States, and toward its only...