Essential Geopolitics: The Impact of Deepened U.S.-Philippines Relations on U.S.-China Tensions

May 19, 2023 | 09:00 GMT

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The U.S.-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty, which was signed in 1951, received new life under the administration of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as tensions with China rise. With a series of initiatives to deepen the U.S.-Philippines relationship, Manila finds itself more able to defend its maritime claims but also more at risk of becoming embroiled in the front line of a potential U.S.-China armed conflict, and thus a target for Beijing. In this episode of Essential Geopolitics, RANE Asia-Pacific Analyst Nate Fischler sheds light on the trajectory of this relationship. 

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