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The foreign policy of President Ferdinand Marcos: From traditionalism to realism

Resos, Archie (2014) The foreign policy of President Ferdinand Marcos: From traditionalism to realism. In: 23rd International Conference of Historians of Asia 2014 (IAHA2014), 23 - 27 August 2014, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Since its attainment of independence in 1946, the Philippines has conducted its foreign policy in close alliance with the United States of America. This reflects the neocolonial status of the country whose foreign policy, according to Senator Claro M. Recto, has assumed a “mendicant” posture characterized by a patron-client relationship. Among the presidents of the Republic of the Philippines, Ferdinand E. Marcos had the longest term of office – 21years, from 1965 until his eventual downfall through the EDSA People Power I Revolution in 1986. He played a decisive role in shaping Philippine diplomatic history to assume an independent posture, veering away from traditionalism to realism. Marcos went beyond traditional diplomacy solely characterized by diplomatic dependence on the United States as he vigorously pursued Asian regionalism and diplomatic relations with Third World countries, Middle Eastern countries and Socialist nations–all in pursuit of the country’s national interest.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0474-76-2 Organized by: Universiti Utara Malaysia and Malaysian Historical Society (Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia).
Uncontrolled Keywords: diplomacy, diplomatic history, foreign affairs, Philippine foreign relations, Ferdinand E. Marcos, Philippines, Philippine diplomacy, Philippines international relation.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Divisions: School of International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2015 13:16
Last Modified: 24 May 2016 07:35

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