war on drugs


Singapore Scapegoats Doctors and Drug Users — And Rejects Real Solutions

Kirsten Han

The case of Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sen shows how Singapore collapses the nuances of drug use into a “war on drugs” that punishes and outcasts users — and medical practitioners.


From Victims To Villains: Singapore’s War on Drugs

Kirsten Han

Singapore’s War on Drugs posture has lasted for decades. It’s time for a different approach.


OPINION: China Not to Blame for US Opioid Epidemic

Jules Quartly

Blaming China for America’s opioid crisis is a convenient but ultimately misguided attempt to avoid taking responsibility.


OPINION: Here's What You Don't Know about Why Filipinos Support Duterte

Coco Dollanganger

A chance to understand why Filipinos still love Duterte despite the constant negativity surrounding his policies and rhetoric.


A Bloody Drug War and an ISIS-Linked City Siege Mark Duterte’s First Year in Office


One year into his presidency — despite the on-paper merit of his 10-point economic plan — Duterte has delivered almost nothing to improve the lot of impoverished Filipinos.


Philippines Claims 'Wrongful Portrayal' of Drug-Related Killings at UN Review

ZiQing Low

United Nations Human Rights Council members have raised concerns over alleged torture, extrajudicial killings and human rights abuses in the Philippines despite its delegation's claims that there are “no state-sponsored killings.”


CARTOON: Philippines Senator 'Will Rot in Jail' - Duterte

Stellina Chen

'There is no doubt that our president is a murderer and a sociopathic serial killer,' said Philippine Senator Leila de Lima before being arrested on Feb. 24.


Shout-out to the Philippines: Make 2017 'The Year of the Boomerang’

Michael Beltran

'Just the other day I received my first death threat from a loyalist of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos.' When the police come knocking at the doors of the people in 2017, the response might not be as friendly as those in power hope. We should be scared for 2017, but also up for the fight.


After a Killing: Losing a Brother in Duterte's 'War on Drugs'

Michael Beltran

He voted for Duterte. He voluntarily 'surrendered' himself to the local government. Three days later, he was shot at home.

A member of the German Criminal Investigation Division (BKA) displays Crystal Methamphetamine (Crystal Meth) during a news conference at the BKA office in Wiesbaden

Four More Taiwanese Drug Traffickers Sentenced to Death in Indonesia

TNL Staff

The four could join the more than 40 individuals who could be executed by the end of 2017.

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