Philippines’ Duterte: ‘I Am About to Cross the Rubicon with the United States’

Rodrigo Duterte
In discussing his push to meet Chinese and Russian officials to attract investment, Duterte noted that he was preparing to “cross the Rubicon” with the United States. He did not elaborate on what he meant, though many have interpreted this as an indication Duterte is looking to weaken ties with his nation’s most reliable ally.