Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP)
Richard Heydarian
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Richard Heydarian

Is this the cusp of a post-American order in Asia?

Richard Heydarian explains that under Rodrigo Duterte, Washington’s oldest treaty ally in Southeast Asia is building a deep and enduring relationship with Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Maxim Shemetov/Pool Photo via AP)
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Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian is Asia-based academic, currently a Professorial Chairholder in Geopolitics at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and author of, among others, “The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery”.