ADRi Occasional Paper: “Neighborly Accommodation: The Philippines’ China Policy in the Duterte Presidency, 2016-2020”

It is with pleasure that we share with you Stratbase ADR Institute’s Occasional Paper for the month of August 2020, written by Dr. Robin Michael Garcia, Non-Resident Fellow of Stratbase ADRi and CEO of WR Numero.

Entitled “Neighborly Accommodation: The Philippines’ China Policy in the Duterte Presidency, 2016-2020”, this paper argues about the nuances of hedging and accommodation in the realm of foreign policy. It treads on the reading that Philippines’ strategically ambiguous foreign policy under the Duterte administration boils down to that of accommodation, rather than hedging.

This paper is in furtherance of Stratbase ADRi’s advocacy on the protection of Philippine maritime rights and the promotion of a rules-based international order in the face of the growing expansionist agenda of China. It is also a re-assertion of the growing distrust about the “real” intentions of China in fostering international relations.

The study is comprised six (6) sections, and the details can be found in the paper, which I hope you will find both useful and interesting.

This paper is in furtherance of Stratbase ADRi’s advocacy on the protection of Philippine maritime rights and the promotion of a rules-based international order in the face of the growing expansionist agenda of China. It is also a re-assertion of the growing distrust about the “real” intentions of China in fostering international relations.

The study is comprised six (6) sections, and the details can be found in the paper, which we hope you will find both useful and interesting.

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