Julio S. Amador III & Deryk Baladjay

31 Dec 2019

ARS CEO Julio Amador and Senior Associate Deryk Baladjay explore the rich history of the Philippines and the US and how events of the past continue to ripple into present bilateral relations.

Recommended citations:

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.

Summary

"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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The Philippines and the US: Change with continuity?