What is it about?

It discusses why the Duterte Administration adopted a policy of appeasement on China relative to the South China Sea dispute.

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Why is it important?

It looks into the role of fear in the conduct of Philippine foreign policy.


The Duterte administration strives on fear as a primary motivation in the conduct its foreign and domestic policies.

Distinguished University Professor Renato Cruz De Castro
De La Salle University Manila

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This page is a summary of: Explaining the Duterte Administration’s Appeasement Policy on China: The Power of Fear, Asian Affairs An American Review, October 2018, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/00927678.2019.1589664.
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