US-Philippines: Resetting the Security Alliance?

Author
Julius Caesar Trajano
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Abstract
Despite Duterte’s desire to shift Philippine security policy away from its treaty alliance with the US, Manila remains a close American ally. Key domestic, strategic and humanitarian factors actually make the alliance healthier. The Biden administration might just wait for Duterte to finish his term in a year's time.
Topic
Security, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Alliance
Political Geography
Philippines, North America, Asia-Pacific, United States of America