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What the Neverending Imelda Marcos Case Means for Philippine Politics
November 28, 2018

What the Neverending Imelda Marcos Case Means for Philippine Politics

By Mong Palatino
The issue has significant implications for how the country deals with its past and confronts its future.

With Martial Law Extended in the Philippines, What’s Next for Duterte’s New 'Communist Terrorist' War?
December 13, 2017

With Martial Law Extended in the Philippines, What’s Next for Duterte’s New 'Communist Terrorist' War?

By Mong Palatino
A closer look at a development that could have significant implications for the country’s domestic politics and foreign policy.
Why Duterte Needs to Put the Economy First in the Philippines
November 04, 2017

Why Duterte Needs to Put the Economy First in the Philippines

By Luke Hunt
Lack of progress on this front is contributing to rising discontent against him.

Singapore's Squabbling Lees Back in the Limelight
June 17, 2017

Singapore's Squabbling Lees Back in the Limelight

By Luke Hunt
An ongoing family feud erupted this week in the city-state.

Why Duterte's Martial Law Declaration in Mindanao Is So Concerning
June 13, 2017

Why Duterte's Martial Law Declaration in Mindanao Is So Concerning

By Anthony Hustedt
Philippine history shows martial law is more likely to increase extremism than reverse it.

Is the Philippines’ Duterte Really a Leftist?
May 02, 2017

Is the Philippines’ Duterte Really a Leftist?

By Mong Palatino
The reality is much more complex than some – including the president himself – are making it out to be.

How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?
February 23, 2017

How Will the Philippines’ Military Join Duterte’s Drug War?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though it is certain to play a role, the specifics remain unclear.
Why Duterte Should Fear the Marcos Burial Protest
December 06, 2016

Why Duterte Should Fear the Marcos Burial Protest

By Mong Palatino
While the president’s position is still strong, opposition to his rule should not be underestimated.

Will Reburying Marcos Be Duterte's Downfall?
November 23, 2016

Will Reburying Marcos Be Duterte's Downfall?

By Tom Smith
Anger at the glorification of an old dictator puts President Duterte in the firing line.

Hero or Villain? Burial Reveals Philippines' Deep Divide on Ferdinand Marcos
November 19, 2016

Hero or Villain? Burial Reveals Philippines' Deep Divide on Ferdinand Marcos

By Michio Ueda
Marcos' burial at Heroes' Cemetery points to a deep divide: Was the Marcos era the "good old days" or a reign of terror?

Indonesia and Philippines Confront Ghosts of Dictators Past
June 07, 2016

Indonesia and Philippines Confront Ghosts of Dictators Past

By Mong Palatino
Domestic debates about Suharto and Marcos reflect lingering divides about their legacies.
The Many Surprises of the 2016 Philippines Elections
May 12, 2016

The Many Surprises of the 2016 Philippines Elections

By Mong Palatino
Poll results point to several outcomes few would have expected just months ago.

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