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Can ASEAN Unite On South China Sea?
November 17, 2012

Can ASEAN Unite On South China Sea?

At next week’s summits ASEAN leaders hope to avoid July’s failure. Can they?

South Philippines Best Chance for Peace?
October 16, 2012

South Philippines Best Chance for Peace?

Despite persistent challenges the peace deal signed today just might bring an end to the conflict.

Politics Meets Poverty in Southeast Asia
October 13, 2012

Politics Meets Poverty in Southeast Asia

Governments are spending vast sums to reduce crushing poverty. While the cause is a noble one the reasoning and approach may be faulty.

Beating Corruption in Philippines
May 22, 2012

Beating Corruption in Philippines

If the Philippines wants to beat corruption, it may need to change the relationship between citizens and officials.

Justice in the Philippines
May 22, 2012

Justice in the Philippines

Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed to make fighting corruption a priority when taking office. But the impeachment trial for the chief justice has sparked accusations of overreach.

The South China Seasickness
April 24, 2012

The South China Seasickness

As China, the Philippines and Vietnam argue over the South China Sea the waters are being over fished and polluted. And conflict could be around the corner.

Philippine Justice or Grudge?
April 03, 2012

Philippine Justice or Grudge?

The impeachment of Philippine Chief Justice Renato Corona over corruption has the ring of politics about it.

Between a Dragon and an Eagle
February 27, 2012

Between a Dragon and an Eagle

The Philippines isn’t sure how it feels about the U.S. military presence. A rising China leaves it little choice.

The Philippines’ Navy Challenge
December 27, 2011

The Philippines’ Navy Challenge

The Philippines has long neglected its navy. But years of neglect may hamper a response in the South China Sea.

The Philippines’ Navy Challenge
December 27, 2011

The Philippines’ Navy Challenge

The Philippines has long neglected its navy. But years of neglect may hamper a response in the South China Sea.

Aquino’s Human Rights Problem
December 15, 2011

Aquino’s Human Rights Problem

Ex-Philippine President Gloria Arroyo’s human rights record was bad. But her successor isn’t living up to his pledges.

Aquino’s Human Rights Problem
December 15, 2011

Aquino’s Human Rights Problem

Ex-Philippine President Gloria Arroyo’s human rights record was bad. But her successor isn’t living up to his pledges.

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