September 15, 2012
Philippines on Asia's New Frontline
Richard Heydarian, Asia Times
The Philippines has emerged as a frontline state in the rivalry between the United States and China for Southeast Asian power and influence. Locked in a bitter territorial dispute with Beijing in the South China Sea, and with no prospects of a diplomatic resolution in sight, Manila has moved to bolster to its long-standing strategic alliance with Washington.
TAGGED: South China Sea, United States, China, Philippines