US, Philippines push back on China


By Richard Javad Heydarian*

The Philippines and the United States have kicked off their most expansive and consequential joint military drills yet. This year’s edition of Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises, which began on 22 April and runs into May, will feature close to 17,000 troops as well as observers from 14 nations. The Lowy Institute. The Interpreter.

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