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South China Sea Collision Talk Threatens to Rock China-Philippines Relations
June 12, 2019
South China Sea Collision Talk Threatens to Rock China-Philippines Relations
The incident is just the latest flare up between China and the Philippines on the South China Sea issue.
South China Sea Collision Talk Threatens to Rock China-Philippines Relations
Bloody Violence Haunts Philippine Sugar Plantations in Negros
May 30, 2019
Bloody Violence Haunts Philippine Sugar Plantations in Negros
A look at the context for conflict surrounding Negros’ all-important sugar industry.
Bloody Violence Haunts Philippine Sugar Plantations in Negros
Philippine Midterm Elections: A Crucial Referendum on Duterte’s Presidency
May 14, 2019
Philippine Midterm Elections: A Crucial Referendum on Duterte’s Presidency
The polls will not only shed light on what voters think of his performance thus far, but could also shape how the rest of his single six-year term plays out.
Philippine Midterm Elections: A Crucial Referendum on Duterte’s Presidency
Mahathir-Duterte Summit Puts Malaysia-Philippines Ties Into Focus
March 12, 2019
Mahathir-Duterte Summit Puts Malaysia-Philippines Ties Into Focus
The summit meeting spotlighted efforts by the two leaders to develop their bilateral relationship.
Mahathir-Duterte Summit Puts Malaysia-Philippines Ties Into Focus
Why Duterte’s Controversies Are No Laughing Matter
January 10, 2019
Why Duterte’s Controversies Are No Laughing Matter
Duterte's 'jokes' reveal a lack of respect for institutions, the rule of law, and the Philippine people.
Why Duterte’s Controversies Are No Laughing Matter
Duterte’s War on Drugs Can’t Escape International Law
December 14, 2018
Duterte’s War on Drugs Can’t Escape International Law
The ICC says it will continue to study the complaints filed against Duterte in spite of his dismissal of the institution.
Duterte’s War on Drugs Can’t Escape International Law
What the Neverending Imelda Marcos Case Means for Philippine Politics
November 28, 2018
What the Neverending Imelda Marcos Case Means for Philippine Politics
The issue has significant implications for how the country deals with its past and confronts its future.
What the Neverending Imelda Marcos Case Means for Philippine Politics
Is There Really a New Duterte Coup Plot in the Philippines?
October 06, 2018
Is There Really a New Duterte Coup Plot in the Philippines?
A recent wave of speculation risks conflating actual legitimate opposition with potential and unproven coup attempts.
Is There Really a New Duterte Coup Plot in the Philippines?
Duterte Is Killing the Philippines' Environment
August 27, 2018
Duterte Is Killing the Philippines' Environment
A closer look at yet another troubling aspect of the president’s record.
Duterte Is Killing the Philippines' Environment
What Does Duterte’s Signing of the Bangsamoro Law Mean?
August 01, 2018
What Does Duterte’s Signing of the Bangsamoro Law Mean?
A closer look at a notable development.
What Does Duterte’s Signing of the Bangsamoro Law Mean?
Another Violent Spike in Duterte’s Drug War
July 13, 2018
Another Violent Spike in Duterte’s Drug War
Recent weeks have seen another rise in violence that has placed greater scrutiny on the Philippine president and his methods.
Another Violent Spike in Duterte’s Drug War
Why the Philippines’ New Anti-Terror Law Would Be a Blow to Rights
July 12, 2018
Why the Philippines’ New Anti-Terror Law Would Be a Blow to Rights
Critics fear amendments could trample liberties and further enable a descent into dictatorial rule.
Why the Philippines’ New Anti-Terror Law Would Be a Blow to Rights
Duterte’s Anti-Women Behavior Sparks the Philippines’ Own #MeToo Moment
June 27, 2018
Duterte’s Anti-Women Behavior Sparks the Philippines’ Own #MeToo Moment
A recent social media campaign in the country is a further sign of growing opposition against the president.
Duterte’s Anti-Women Behavior Sparks the Philippines’ Own #MeToo Moment
Does Duterte’s War on the International Criminal Court Really Matter?
April 05, 2018
Does Duterte’s War on the International Criminal Court Really Matter?
A closer look at an issue that has surfaced over the past few weeks.
Does Duterte’s War on the International Criminal Court Really Matter?
Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
March 10, 2018
Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
The strongman is clearly afraid of the scrutiny that might come from making the trip.
Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines Highlights ASEAN’s Rights Problem
January 25, 2018
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines Highlights ASEAN’s Rights Problem
The effort to ban online news outlet Rappler is sadly an all too familiar story in the region.
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines Highlights ASEAN’s Rights Problem
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