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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's comments during his visit to China have injected doubt into the resilience of U.S.-Philippines defense ties. This CFR Backgrounder explores the evolution of the alliance.
Primary Source: U.S. State Department Remarks at Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs
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As she meets with European leaders, Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to define a strategy for the UK's separation from the EU. This Backgrounder analyzes the UK's options in the wake of the Leave vote.
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Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both support a no-fly zone in Syria but diverge on other proposals to counter the self-described Islamic State. Explore CFR's election guide.
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Reducing fossil fuel subsidies can help both geopolitical stability and climate change efforts. U.S. vigilance is crucial in ensuring recent gains aren’t reversed, write CFR's Varun Sivaram and Jennifer Harris.
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