May 11, 2016

U.S. says it will work with controversial new Philippines leader

By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

Journalist(s) Arshad Mohammed

The United States signalled on Tuesday it will work with the apparent victor of the Philippines presidential election, Rodrigo Duterte, despite allegations of human rights abuses in the city he has led for over two decades.

Washington's stance reflects the reality that U.S. national security interests will outweigh human rights concerns given China's increasingly assertive stance in the region and the maritime disputes in the South China Sea, Asia analysts said.

 

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  • Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

    Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior ...