Duterte to Pivot Towards Russia and China?

President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he is “crossing the rubicon” with regards the country’s relationship with the United States, adding that he wants to expand trade alliances and deals with Russia and China. While emphasizing that the pivot would only be in economics and not militarily, he lamented that the US has not committed to supporting the Philippines in case of war despite a defense treaty and an expanded defense cooperation…

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