Illustration: Stephen Case
Illustration: Stephen Case
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

Philippines resets relations with Russia as Ukraine war sours ties across Southeast Asia

  • Manila’s U-turn on a major defence deal with Moscow leaves few links between the formerly friendly nations
  • The break-up is a sign of Russia’s waning influence in a region where most nations are wary of Western sanctions and generally uneasy about Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

Illustration: Stephen Case
Illustration: Stephen Case
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