Duterte's foreign policy objectives are to pursue independence, sever the threads of foreign control, and place the country's interests first and foremost.
America’s consistent trick is to raise up the banner of “international law” when it is advantageous. But when it isn’t, the U.S. treads international law underfoot and continues on its way with complete disregard for it.
By the time the new U.S. president is elected, U.S. muscle flexing in the South China Sea will most likely increase and Sino-American competition will perhaps be more impressive to watch.
<i>In a column for Argumenti i Facti, political analyst Sergei Markov suggests that because the two countries view one another as rivals for power, relations between the U.S. and China will continue to worsen.</i>
On Wednesday, China issued a harsh statement regarding Washington’s position on the South China Sea [Read more]
America has no right to define international rules.