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Marcos has work to do at home after his diplomatic successes

Philippine military and investment environment both in need of major overhaul

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Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Cebu City on Feb. 27: The Philippine president has managed to discard his predecessor's foreign policy legacy without triggering any major political backlash.   © Malacanang Presidential Communications Office/AP

Richard Heydarian is a senior lecturer at the Asian Center of the University of the Philippines and author of "The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery."

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has overseen a quiet revolution in his country's foreign policy, especially toward the superpowers, over the course of his first year in office.

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