DUTERTE’S FOREIGN POLICY SHIFT: BANDWAGONING WITH CHINA?



Date : 23-10-2017

In view of the increasing geopolitical competition at play between China and the U.S.over dominance in the Indo-Pacific region especially over the South China Sea, this paper attempts to evaluate how Beijing has been successful in bringing the Philippines to its fold and whether the Philippines under Rodrigo Duterte is ‘bandwagoning’ with China.It also analyses the declining U.S. influence in the Philippines and attempts to examine the implication of Duterte’s strategy for India and the wider Indo-Pacific region.

Department: Making Waves





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