Think-tank backs Duterte on AUKUS

September 30, 2021

Manila-based think-tank Integrated Development Studies Institute (IDSI) on Tuesday aired support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s concerns over the dangers posed by the new trilateral security pact among Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States (AUKUS).

The non-profit, non-politically aligned organization opined that the US-Australia military nuclear submarine deal will bring uncertainty and instability in Asia as this will force an arms race as Asian countries — a statement that echoed that of President Duterte