Walden Bello is a columnist at Foreign Policy In Focus and a former member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines. He made the only recorded resignation on principle from Congress owing to differences with the administration of President Benigno Aquino III on domestic issues and foreign policy. He is the author or co-author of 23 books, including the forthcoming Counterrevolution: Origins, Dynamics, Consequences (spring 2019) and The Fall of China? Preventing the Next Crash (spring 2019).
Alongside rising protests from farmers and workers, China now confronts a middle class anxious about a slowdown in growth and burned by the stock market bust. It’s a volatile brew.
In the Philippines, the grandson of a despised collaborator has endorsed the remilitarization of his country's former occupiers—by the grandson of a war criminal, no less.
American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.