The Philippines and Regional Security

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A live Asia Rising podcast recording

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Thursday 10 June 2021 06:00 pm until Thursday 10 June 2021 07:00 pm (Add to calendar)
La Trobe Asia
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La Trobe Asia
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Public Lecture; Public

Regional security is a critical issue for the Philippines. Once closely aligned with western democracies, the strong-arm leadership of Rodrigo Duterte has guided it in a more authoritarian direction, leading critics to voice concern for the country’s democratic freedoms.

In the international arena, Duturte’s government has been accused of being too close with Beijing. However, tensions in the South China Seas have complicated relations with China, leading the Philippines to diversify its foreign relations and take the development of its defence and security capabilities seriously.

A live podcast recording as part of the launch of the La Trobe Asia Brief Issue 5 - Australia-Southeast Asia Relations: The post COVID-19 regional order

Guest: Associate Professor Charmaine Misalucha-Willoughby, International Studies, De La Salle University, Manila



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