Type
Web site contribution
Title
Duterte’s undermining of ASEAN
In
East Asia Forum
Keywords
Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, Asia Pacific
Abstract
EN
If the main foreign policy objective of Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte was to make his archipelagic nation the centre of international relations concerns in the Asia Pacific, he has succeeded beyond expectations. Coined a ‘popularly elected despot’ by Chito Gascon of the Philippines’ Commission on Human Rights, Duterte’s diplomatic flurries within Asia have sparked conversations among international observers, many of which have concentrated on their implications for the US pivot to Asia and US–China rivalry. [First paragraph]

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