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How Will Trump and Duterte Change the U.S.-Philippines Relationship?

Filipino students burn an mock US flag and photo of US President-elect Donald Trump during a rally in front of the US embassy in Manila on November 10, 2016. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The two men share an affinity toward one another — but may find themselves at odds over a number of issues.

Trump's Rumored India Ambassador Says Globalization Advances U.S. Interests

Ashley Tellis, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discussed President-elect Trump's Asia policy at Asia Society on November 10, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Appearing at Asia Society two days after Donald Trump's victory, Ashley Tellis also argued for protecting America's international order.

Four Elections To Watch in Asia in 2017

 President of Iran Hassan Rouhani addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 22, 2016 in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Looking ahead at key political events in Iran, South Korea, China, and Hong Kong.

Nine Events That Shaped Asia in 2016

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands as they attend a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People on October 20, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter/Pool-Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From Duterte's win in the Philippines to the downfall of TPP, it was an eventful year across the continent.

Memos to Donald Trump, From the Asia Society Family

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center December 13, 2016 in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From climate change to human rights to education, we offer our personal recommendations to the president-elect.

17 Predictions for Asia in 2017

The relationship between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will be one to watch in 2017. (Thomas Peter/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski gazes into his crystal ball.

Park Geun-hye Is Impeached: What's Next for South Korea?

Protesters carry an effigy of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye during a rally against Park in central Seoul on December 3, 2016. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The suspension of the unpopular president ushers in an uncertain period for the crucial U.S. ally in Asia.

Outgoing New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on TPP

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced his resignation on Monday after eight years in office. (Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

John Key announced on Monday that he would step down as the country's leader in order to spend more time with his family.

Survey Shows Political and Religious Shifts Among Chinese Students in U.S.

A crowd gathers near Harvard University prior to a visit by former Chinese President Jiang Zemin. (John MotternAFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsEducation

Studying in America seems to be transforming Chinese students' political, religious, and social outlooks — but not in a uniform direction.

Asian American Voters Continued Their March Toward the Democratic Party in 2016

Election official Henry Tung displays a sheet of
Current Affairs

Various factors have contributed to the group's shift away from the Republicans in the last two decades.