E49 - Contemporary Philippine Politics w/ Lisandro Claudio
Danny and Derek discuss Biden's trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel (1:06), the potential collapse of the ruling Israeli political coalition (6:41), the M23 conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (10:01), the first round of the French parliamentary election (14:11), and Ukraine (17:25). They then speak with Lisandro Claudio, assistant professor at UC Berkley, about Philippine politics from the 1980s through today. They discuss the Duterte and Marcos families, the U.S.-Philippines relationship, the Philippines “balancing act” between the U.S. and China, and much more.
Check out Dr. Claudio’s book Liberalism and the Postcolony: Thinking the State in 20th-Century Philippines here: https://bit.ly/3Hz0BTH