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