US Marines take security positions around an amphibious assault vehicle during a joint military exercise with the Philippines and Japan near Manila on October 12. Photo: EPA-EFE
Richard Heydarian
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Richard Heydarian

How tighter Philippines-US defence ties contradict Rodrigo Duterte’s Beijing-friendly foreign policy

  • Richard Heydarian writes that the Philippine military, which still views China as a top security threat, has leveraged the rising tensions in the South China Sea to boost defence relations with America

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US Marines take security positions around an amphibious assault vehicle during a joint military exercise with the Philippines and Japan near Manila on October 12. Photo: EPA-EFE
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