Great Decisions Discussion Group - A Program of the Shepherd's Center serving Oakton-Vienna-Reston-Herndon
October 23, 2020 Friday (Virtual via Zoom) Great Decisions Discussion Group- A Program of the Shepherd's Center serving Oakton-Vienna-Reston-Herndon (SC) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Contact SC volunteer Mike Mulreany, at email@example.com to sign up for October 23rd discussion. Mike is taking reservations now for the 2021 Great Decisions Discussion Group. The Philippines and the U.S. by Julio Amador and Deryk Matthew N. Balagjay - The Philippines has had a special relationship with the United States since the islands were ceded by Spain to the United States after the Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century. However, since the election of Rodrigo Duterte, the country has pivoted more toward China, and away from the U.S. Duterte has also launched a large-scale war on drugs that many criticize for its brutality. What does the future hold for U.S. relations with the Philippines?