Political Security

Title:

 Chekhov's Gun and the Tangled US-Philippines-China Triangle

Author:

Roncevert Ganan Almond

Source:

The Diplomat

Date:

 February 9, 2017

Description:

Lord Palmerston, the 19th century British leader and empire builder, famously noted that countries do not have eternal allies or perpetual enemies, only indefinite national interests. The tangled triangle of U.S.-Philippines-China relations is testing Palmerston’s maxim.

Tags: Commentary, South China Sea, US-China Relations, Philippines-China Relations, Duterte Foreign Policy, Donald Trump