Courting Russia with South China Sea oil is a ‘dangerous gamble’ for Duterte

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is taking a “dangerous gamble” by inviting Russia to explore for oil in the South China Sea, defence and security analysts have warned.Duterte’s courting of the state-owned Russian oil giant Rosneft during his visit to Moscow last week risks putting his country in the middle of a three-way tug of war between some of the world’s most powerful geopolitical rivals: the United States, China and Russia, say the experts.Since coming to power, Duterte has performed…

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