June 16, 2016

Is the ‘Donald Trump of the Philippines’ all bluster?

By Harry Krejsa

Source: Politico

Journalist(s) Jenny Ung

As Philippines President-elect Rodrigo Duterte prepares to take office, some Americans are crossing their fingers that the so-called “Donald Trump of the Philippines” is all bluster — especially when it comes to the strategically important South China Sea.

Just the other day, he encouraged his citizens to kill drug dealers. “Please feel free to call us, the police, or do it yourself if you have a gun ... You have my support. Shoot (the drug dealer), and I'll give you a medal,” he said.

 

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  • Harry Krejsa

    Bacevich Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Harry Krejsa is the Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Asia-Pacific Security Program. His research areas include Chinese economic...