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2017/06/30 | TIME

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.

2017/06/23 | Jeroen Adam

Mindanao's Vanishing Chance for Peace

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao not only has serious implications for human rights and democracy, but also risks shattering an already fragile pathway to peace on the island, Jeroen Adams writes.

2017/05/30 | Bonnie Glaser & Matthew Funaiole

Shooting in South China Sea Underscores Need For Code Of Conduct

China’s paramilitary forces once again demonstrated their willingness to use force to intimidate other countries and risk escalation.

2017/04/25 | Peter Wood

Philippines Choose Chinese Investment Over Territorial Defense

Duterte’s acceptance of Chinese investment in exchange for not challenging territorial claims has important security implications for the rest of Southeast Asia.

2017/03/09 | Stellina Chen

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

'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.

2017/02/04 | Roderic Broadhurst

Getting Organized on Asia's Rising Drug Trade

Cross-border movement of illicit products into and out of Southeast Asia, often via India and China, has intensified in recent years.

2017/01/23 | Nathan Shea

Duterte and Trump's ctrl-alt-delete

Donald Trump’s inauguration couldn’t come at a better time for relations between the US and the Philippines, Nathan Shea writes.

2017/01/16 | Johan van de Ven

Why China Is Wooing Southeast Asia’s New Strongman

Improved government relations with fiery Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte are key to securing dominance in the South China Sea.

2016/12/30 | Michael Beltran

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

'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.