The Philippines and the U.S.:
change with continuity?
Julio S. Amador III
APA: Amador, J. S. III and Baladjay, D. (2020). "The Philippines and the U.S.: change with continuity?" in Great Decisions, edited by Rohan, K. M., 77-86.
CMOS: Amador, Julio S. III and Deryk Baladjay. "The Philippines and the U.S.: change with continuity?" in Great Decisions, edited by Karen M. Rohan (2020): Foreign Policy Association, 77-86.
"The Philippines has had a special relationship with the United States since the islands were ceded by Spain to the United States after the Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century. The Philippines has had a special relationship with the United States since the islands were ceded by Spain to the United States after the Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century. However, since the election of Rodrigo Duterte, the country has pivoted more toward China, and away from the U.S. Duterte has also launched a largescale war on drugs that many criticize for its brutality. What does the future hold for U.S, relations with the Philippines?" - Great Decisions 2020 (Foreign Policy Association)
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Date of Publication: January 1, 2020
About the Authors
Julio S. Amador III
Julio S. Amador III is CEO and Founder of the Amador Research Services. He was a former government official specializing in foreign policy and national security. He lectures in different professional schools and serves as resource person on international issues. He was a Fulbright scholar at Syracuse University where he earned his master’s degree in International Relations and a certificate in security studies. He was also a member of the inaugural cohort of the KAS Network of Young Asian Security Experts.
Deryk Baladjay is Senior Associate and Research Coordinator at the Amador Research Services and part-time Research Assistant at the Ateneo School of Government. He is an MA degree holder in International Studies major in Asian Studies from the De La Salle University-Manila. His research and policy interests are in security, conflict and peace studies in and around East and Southeast Asia.