Comprising 60.3 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia's foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia's international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories; PART 2: Themes; PART 3: Transnational Politics; PART 4: Domestic Politics; PART 5; Transnational Economics. VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States; Part 6a: East Asia; Part 6b: Southeast Asia; Part 6c: South & Central Asia; Part 7: Offshore Actors; Part 8: Bilateral Issues; Part 9: Comparison of Asian Sub-Regions.
Chapter 34: Philippine Foreign Policy: Back to Square One?
Philippine Foreign Policy: Back to Square One?
This chapter on Philippine foreign policy provides a brief historical overview of Philippine external relations from 1946 to 2016, the years that mark Philippine independence from the United States to the assumption to office as the 16th Philippine President of Rodrigo Roa Duterte. It explains the domestic and external factors that helped shape Philippine foreign policy as well as the principles behind it during this period including the three pillars that became the framework of Philippine foreign policy from 1991.
Particular attention is paid to the major challenges faced by the Philippines in the 21st ...