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Opinion

Emphatic Marcos victory no cause for panic

Western powers should quickly engage incoming president

| Philippines
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Lipa on April 20: Moving to isolate Marcos could push the Philippines back into the embrace of Beijing.   © Reuters

Richard Heydarian is an Asia-based academic and columnist. He is author of "The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery."

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