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President Duterte takes the stage



30 June 2016 16:43

Want to know why the rest of the world is  a bit nervous about the new president of the Philippines?

In this quick comment, Lowy Institute nonresident fellow Malcolm Cook discusses the 'known unknowns and unknown unknowns' of the new Duterte administration that are occupying many in Washington and Beijing. Dr Cook considers how the new president, formerly mayor of a far flung city, will take to ruling a country of 100 million people, says the nature of today's inauguration ceremony tells us  a lot about the man, and outlines Duterte's priorities at home and abroad.

Photo: Ted Alibe/AFP/Getty Images

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