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Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?
August 16, 2019

Will Duterte Help Win the Battle for Gay Rights in the Philippines?

By Erin Cook
The president’s incendiary rhetoric conceals more complex policy realities in the country under his tenure.

Does the Philippines’ War on Drugs Amount to Crimes Against Humanity?
May 03, 2019

Does the Philippines’ War on Drugs Amount to Crimes Against Humanity?

By Adrian Gallagher, Euan Raffle, and Zain Maulana
An examination of the charge and how it would apply in the Philippines.
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines
September 24, 2018

Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines

By Luke Hunt
The lack of justice in the Maguindanao Massacre underscores Duterte's contempt for journalists.

Duterte Visit Spotlights Israel-Philippines Military Ties
September 07, 2018

Duterte Visit Spotlights Israel-Philippines Military Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A controversial trip highlighted the quiet progress both countries have been making on defense ties in spite of ongoing challenges.

In Philippine ‘Drug War,’ a Pervading Helplessness
July 03, 2018

In Philippine ‘Drug War,’ a Pervading Helplessness

By Carlos H. Conde
Victims’ relatives seeking justice hit a brick wall two years on.

Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
March 10, 2018

Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?

By Luke Hunt
The strongman is clearly afraid of the scrutiny that might come from making the trip.

What a Dead Philippines-Canada Military Helicopter Deal Would Mean
February 13, 2018

What a Dead Philippines-Canada Military Helicopter Deal Would Mean

By Prashanth Parameswaran
With a key acquisition now in trouble, a deeper look at the broader potential significance of its impending death.
What is Australia’s Stake in Philippine Chaos?
August 24, 2017

What is Australia’s Stake in Philippine Chaos?

By Imelda Deinla and Rory MacNeil
Why should Australia be concerned with Duterte’s rising authoritarianism and contempt for the rule of law?

Duterte's Latest Target: The Commission on Human Rights
August 08, 2017

Duterte's Latest Target: The Commission on Human Rights

By Tom Smith
The Philippine president threatened to abolish Southeast Asia's oldest National Human Rights Institution.

What's Really Behind Duterte’s Disappearances in the Philippines?
June 29, 2017

What's Really Behind Duterte’s Disappearances in the Philippines?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
His administration has not found a sustainable way to deal with the president's prolonged absences.

Duterte’s Drug War is Distracting From His Social Reform Agenda
March 28, 2017

Duterte’s Drug War is Distracting From His Social Reform Agenda

By Mong Palatino
By focusing on the controversial campaign, the president is taking attention away from commendable initiatives.
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