As President Rodrigo Duterte completes his first 100 days as leader of the Philippines, the former mayor has caused ripples by questioning the foundation of the alliance between the United States and its former colony. He’s known as a “colorful” character, so should we take his comments, and those of his cabinet, at face value? CSIS Southeast Asia expert Greg Poling weighs in, in conversation with Colm Quinn.
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Mr. Gregory B. Poling is director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative and a fellow with the Southeast Asia Program at CSIS.