This article explains why the Philippines, a small country and a long-time US ally, shook the world in 2016 by democratically electing a president who has defied conventional expectations, touched the lives of ordinary Filipinos, been accused of human rights violations in his war on drugs, and could affect the geostrategic rivalry between the US and China.
The Philippines in 2016: The Year That Shook the World
Carolina G. Hernandez is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and Founding President and Vice-Chair of the Institute for Strategic and Development Studies, Singapore. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Carolina G. Hernandez; The Philippines in 2016: The Year That Shook the World. Asian Survey 1 February 2017; 57 (1): 135–141. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.135
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