PHILIPPINES-DUTERTE FOREIGN POLICY DOCTRINE? DIVERSIFICATION, DELIMITATION AND DETENTE
By Sass Rogando Sasot
The Manila Times-Nov 20
For almost a century now, our country has been in an enmeshed relationship with the United States. We have depended on their support, adopted their views of the world; their enemies became our own enemies. As Claro M. Recto put it in his speech “Our Mendicant Foreign Policy” in the 1950s, “Like a small dog, we go tagging along behind Uncle Sam wherever he goes in Asia.” In the process, we’ve failed to develop our own identity as a geopolitical actor.
First published in: The Manila Times