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Philippines news and analysis from The Nation
January 12, 2017
Rex Tillerson Sets Off Alarm Bells in the Human-Rights Community
Given repeated chances to condemn a violent drug war in the Philippines, Tillerson side-stepped.
January 9, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Is a Wildly Popular Fascist
November 22, 2016
The Militarization of Diplomacy and Other Corruptions of US Empire
In part two of our interview, former ambassador Chas Freeman gives a master class in foreign policy.
November 3, 2016
The Philippines’ Drug Crackdown Is Creating an Atmosphere of Impunity for Anti-Union Violence
President Rodrigo Duterte’s government was elected on a pro-labor platform, but has so far failed to deliver.
October 27, 2016
The Filipino President Just Set Off a Diplomatic Earthquake
Rodrigo Duterte’s tilt toward China is a fundamental shift in the Western Pacific power balance.
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May 20, 2016
People Say the Next Philippine President Is a Lot Like Trump. Here’s Why.
A hapless elite, an angry electorate, and a brash front-runner with little regard for democratic norms: The latest Philippine election sounds a lot like America’s.