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Duterte's US-China Policy Pivot Adds to ASEAN Uncertainties

Philippine President Rogrigo Duterte’s shifts in policy on China and United States is adding a fresh layer of uncertainty to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The 10-nation group, set to mark its 50th Anniversary next year with the Philippines occupying the chair, is already beset by divisions focused on China’s rising influence and the United States’ strategic role in the region. During a recent official visit to Beijing, Duterte announced the “separation” with long...

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