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Philippines [Updated June 11, 2020]   [open pdf - 456KB]

From the Overview: "The United States and the Republic of the Philippines have a deep relationship that includes a bilateral security alliance, extensive military cooperation, close people-topeople ties, and many shared strategic and economic interests. U.S. administration of the Philippines as a colonial territory (1898-1946), which followed 300 years of Spanish rule, also shaped the relationship. Since President Rodrigo Duterte was elected in 2016, his violent antidrug campaign and harassment of political opponents, human rights activists, journalists, and the media, as well as his distrust of the United States and rapprochement with China, have raised concerns among many U.S. policymakers. Among Filipinos, popular support for the U.S.-Philippines relationship is strong. [...] A 2018 Pew poll found that Filipinos prefer U.S. global leadership (77%) over that of China (12%)."

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CRS In Focus, IF10250
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2020-06-11
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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