Australia-Philippines Relationship Status: "It's Complicated"

by Charmaine Deogracias and Orrie Johan

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 364

Publisher: Washington, DC: East-West Center
Publication Date: December 14, 2016
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Charmaine Deogracias and Orrie Johan, Journalist at Vera Files, and researcher at the East-West Center in Washington, respectively, explain that “Relations are also affected by Duterte’s skepticism of Australian and U.S. resolve in supporting the Philippines, and by Australia’s concerns about a shift by Duterte away from the U.S. and towards China. These trends pose major challenges for Philippines-Australia relations and risk causing them to deteriorate.”

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