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Will Marcos Reorientate the Philippines: Live Twitter Space Panel

With Ferdinand Marcos Jr being swept into power in the Philippines many analysts are speculating about a realignment of Manila's foreign policy. Marcos is in between two worlds as his predecessor Duterte greatly improved relations between Manila and Beijing, in contrast to his father who further entrenched the Philippines toward the United States. So will Marcos follow the path of his predecessor or his own father?


Sebastian Strangio

  • Southeast Asia Editor at The Diplomat.

  • His writing has appeared in leading publications including Foreign Affairs, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times, The Diplomat, and Nikkei Asian Review, among many others.

  • He is the author of In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century (2020)

Georgi Englebrecht

  • Senior Analyst for the Philippines at Crisis Group.

  • He carries out research and analysis on various conflicts and peace processes within the Philippines, as well as topics relevant to the Philippine neighbourhood, such as the South China Sea or the Sulu Sea.

  • He has previously worked with the International Monitoring Team (IMT) in Mindanao, Philippines representing the European Union, where he served as focal point for International Humanitarian Law/Human Rights.

This space was originally recorded on 31 May 2022.



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