America, Not Duterte, Failed the Philippines -

Gordon G. Chang

Security, Asia

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...


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