THE PHILIPPINES

The Philippines (Duterte and the South China Sea)

Jun 29th 2020

The South China sea is the new battleground between Beijing and Washington with the winner controlling the trades routes; and therefore the future of Asia. Caught in the middle is The Philippines, now torn between their military partners in Washington and their economic partners in Beijing, with the decision-maker being a wildly popular president accused of numerous human rights abuses. Manila is the linchpin for both sides, and we ask our guests in which direction the nation is heading.  This weeks guests are
Aaron Jed Rabena (Asia Pacific Policy Forum)
Sheena Greitens (Brookings Institute) Derek Grossman
(RAND Corperation) Oriana Skylar Mastro (Stanford University)