Embracing a Multipolar World Order: How Rodrigo Duterte is Revolutionizing the Philippines

In a new global environment, centered on a multipolar world order, the Philippines offers a unique perspective for understanding the changes occurring in international relations. With the victory of Rodrigo Duterte in May 2016, many anticipated a major change in Manila's relations with such countries as the United States and China. The Philippines has always enjoyed a …

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Pig’s Blood Bullets: Trump’s Big Lie About the Philippines and US Massacre of Moro Muslims

I don’t know what the people of Barcelona think about Trump’s demented and repulsive tale of bullets and pig’s blood – but I know what Mark Twain would have said. He was the finest American political writer of his time – perhaps of all time – and he wrote with bitterness, sarcasm and disgust about the US …

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A New Romeo and a Jealous Lover?: Philippine-Indian Attitudes Towards Russia

The Pew Research Center released its latest data concerning how over 30 different countries view Russia and President Putin, and contained within this information is the curiously emerging trend of how Philippine society is drawing closer to Russia at the same time as the Indian one is moving away from it. The state-to-state relationship between …

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Obama Alienated the US from Asia, Eurasia and the Middle East – Now its Europe’s Turn

Barack Obama began his administration with the idea that the US would ‘pivot’ the epicentre of its hegemonic power to Asia. Forgetting the fact that the word ‘pivot’ is in this context, borrowed from the imperialist geo-political writings of Halford MacKinder, the plan which was arrogant in the first place, failed spectacularly by the end of …

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President Rodrigo Duterte, talks to troopers during his visit in Jolo, Sulu province, Mindanao, southern Philippines. (Presidential Communications Operations Office)

A U.S.-Led Military Coup could be Brewing in the Philippines to Oust Duterte

In late May, the Philippines became the first nation in Asia to have one of its cities fall to the terror group Daesh (ISIS) and its affiliates. The southern city of Marawi was overtaken by hundreds of gunmen who took control of multiple landmarks and the majority of the city’s residential areas. In response, President …

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte © Erik De Castro / Reuters

‘Dirty Duterte’ on the Ropes as ISIS, US Special Forces Crash the Philippines

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has found himself in a perilous situation, as Islamic State-linked militants continue a siege in the country’s south, while US Special Forces have arrived to lend 'technical support.' What could possibly go wrong? Just last month, Rodrigo ‘Dirty’ Duterte appeared to be riding high on the tiger of geopolitics with surprising …

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US Enters Fight Against ISIS in Philippines

Can American 'assistance' ever be fully trusted? The Philippine military has confirmed that the United States has started to offer limited support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s battle with ISIS. Duterte had said that the US is unreliable as an ally insofar as they impose ideological conditions as a prerequisite for any kind of assistance. Duterte …

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Path to Hell: Daesh in the Philippines is a US Project

In a recent chain of events, the Philippines has been rushing towards chaos. The failure by the Philippine special forces to capture Isnilon Hapilon, considered to be the top brass of the infamous Abu Sayyaf organization in the country, coincided with a quick operation by a series of Daesh-affiliated terrorist groups to take the city of Mindanao. This is …

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