Can Duterte expand horizons of Philippine diplomacy and keep his Washington and Moscow plates spinning?

“Sovereign democracy”, Russian propagandist Vladislav Surkov wrote, refers to a system whereby a “society’s political life … the political powers, their authorities and decisions are decided and controlled by … the people that formed it”.According to the long-time adviser of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a society is democratic in so far as it is insulated from external influence, especially Western interference. Meanwhile, Ivan Ilyin, Putin’s favourite philosopher, endorsed a saviour…

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