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【論考】フィリピン大統領を中国に“なびかせる”のは得策に非ず!

2017-05-06 | 論考

           

 

 

【論考】フィリピン大統領を中国に“なびかせる”のは得策に非ず!
 
 
.............There’s a tendency to attribute Trump’s cozy conversations with brutish leaders to his own authoritarian instincts. Yet even if not reflected in the controversial public readout, the president’s discussion with Duterte resulted from careful deliberations between the National Security Council and the State Department. The reason is that while Duterte’s bloody campaign is unquestionably deplorable, it’s not at all clear that a U.S. policy predicated only on pressure and punishment will solve the problem.
 
The U.S.-Philippines relationship is currently adrift, caught in a downward spiral: Duterte commits human rights abuses and makes outrageous statements, prompting U.S. disengagement and criticism, which only further strengthens Duterte’s disdain for the United States. If he lacked alternatives, U.S. detachment might compel him back. But my-way-or-the-highway U.S. diplomacy doesn’t work when that highway leads directly to Beijing..............................
 
 
 
 




      

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