What does an upgraded U.S.-Philippines military alignment bring to the region?

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. met in Washington with U.S. President Joe #Biden in a bid to seek closer security ties between the two sides. The visit follows weeks of the largest-ever military drills by the two countries and deals to expand military cooperation over the next five to ten years. What does a strengthened U.S.-Philippine relationship mean for each country and the Asia-Pacific region? How will Washington's alignment with Manila affect the Taiwan question? Guests in this edition of Dialogue are Prof. Huang Jing from Shanghai International Studies University, Herman Laurel, founder of Philippine BRICS Strategic Studies, Chheang Vannarith, president of Asian Vision Institute based in Cambodia, and Dr. Syed Mahmud Ali, associate fellow of the Institute of China Studies at the University of Malaya.

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