Philippine Foreign Policy

Title:

  Is Duterte Upending Philippine Foreign Policy?

Author:

Richard Javad Heydarian

Source:

Council on Foreign Relations

Date:

 September 1, 2016

Description:

While the world is transfixed by the Duterte administration’s ‘shock and awe’ crackdown on the drug trade, which has drawn global condemnation for its alleged widespread use of extrajudicial killings yet enjoys significant domestic support, the newly-inaugurated President Rodrigo Duterte, a self-described ‘socialist’, is also shaking up Philippine foreign policy. So far, however, under the country’s new firebrand leader, the country has seen more change than continuity in its foreign policy.

Tags: Commentary, Philippines-US Relations, Duterte Foreign Policy