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Opinion: Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs in the Philippines and his insult of Obama complicate the American response to China

2 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
he types of political challenges posed by the populist president of the Philippines have been encountered before with Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, writes Andrew Browne. "But whereas Mr. Obama’s challenge was to restrain Mr. Abe from going overboard in his provocations against China, with Mr. Duterte it’s the opposite: keeping him from getting too cozy."
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is the editor-in-chief of SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.

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