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Populism in the Philippines: Its Roots, Rise, Results, Limitations and Perils

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Populism has been a spot-on feature of Duterte's presidency in the Philippines. What are its roots, rise, results, limitations and perils?

To Win the Fight against Terrorism, Nations Must Be Inclusive, Fair,...

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By Rizal G. Buendia Less than two months after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 on 3 July 2020, otherwise...

Conflict and Violence in Jolo Will Not Stop Until All of...

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By Valina Zahra Jolo is the capital of Sulu Province, one of three island provinces in Southwestern Mindanao in the Philippines, the other two being...

The Rohingya Crisis: No Solution Is in Sight, the Suffering Continues

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By Pinehas Danu Arvito In the early hours of 9 October 2016, a small group of Rohingya people, armed with sticks, knives and a few...

How the Philippine Military Is Winning The Battle for Hearts and...

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By Susan Palad Davao City, Philippines "Winning the hearts and minds of our people is our priority," the general declared. He was the Regional Unified...

The TAC Is ASEAN’s Code of Ethics—Why Isn’t It Used to...

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By Calvin Khoe When ASEAN was founded in August 1967, it was ostensibly for the purpose of economic and functional cooperation. However, the statements of...

A Tough Year for Democracy in Southeast Asia

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2018 was a brutal year, in many ways, for civil society activists, rights advocates, and democratic politicians throughout Southeast Asia. Cambodia’s government transformed from...

Will COVID-19 Make This Year’s Election Different for People’s Action Party...

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong declared in a televised address last week that Singapore would hold its next general election on July 10. Lee and other...

Southeast Asia Would Welcome A Robust US Re-engagement But It Must...

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By Dino Patti Djalal   “America is back,” U.S. President Joe Biden has announced to the world—but in Southeast Asia, the United States is playing catch-up again....

How the ASEAN Summit on Myanmar Might—or Might Not—Impact the Situation...

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By Joshua Kurlantzick These past weekends, the ten member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Myanmar, held an emergency summit to address...

Disasters Without Borders: How Climate Change Impacts a Developing Archipelagic Country

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By Dennis Legaspi The virus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19, went global because of the free flow of goods, people and services through...

Global Recovery from the Pandemic Creates a Surge in Palm Oil...

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By Dupito D. Simamora As the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, the palm oil industry, together with other commodity-producing industries, is experiencing a pleasant...

Addressing the Effect of Covid-19 on Democracy In South and Southeast...

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“People are fearful of the virus and, sometimes desiring strong containment measures, are inclined to initially rally around their leaders…” By Joshua Kurlantzick Although South and...

What Happens if Rohingya Stay in Bangladesh Forever?

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Earlier this month, the Myanmar government embarked upon a new plan to begin repatriating Rohingya who had fled Rakhine State after waves of brutal...

Moving beyond GE14: Disruption is what Malaysia needs

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As Malaysia inches ever closer to its 14th general elections, many commentators view the emergence of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad...

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Global Recovery from the Pandemic Creates a Surge in Palm Oil...

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