Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

US-Philippines alliance back on track as Duterte’s China charm offensive crumbles

  • After years of Duterte pledging separation from the US and courting China’s friendship, Manila and Washington appear to be on good terms again
  • Unfulfilled Chinese promises, maritime incidents involving Chinese vessels and strong pro-US advocacy within the government have changed Duterte’s foreign policy