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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Islamic State in Asia: Saudi-Funding and Naive Policymakers Endanger Region

Recently, terrorist attacks have unfolded across Indonesia, a militant network disrupted along the Thai-Malaysian border and full-scale military operations including aerial bombing deployed as Philippine troops fought to take back Marawi City on the southern island of Mindanao, all linked or affiliated with the Islamic State. A dangerously deceptive narrative is being crafted by US …

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The CIA’s Cloddish ISIS Attack on Duterte

The only word I find for it is cloddish. I refer to the latest CIA-instigated attempt to initiate regime change against outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. The so-called ISIS terror attack in the minerals-rich southern Philippines island of Mindanao, a predominately Muslim part of the mostly Christian nation of 100 million people, took place literally …

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