Philippines

A new Marcos gets down to business
A new Marcos gets down to business
Sugar coating As Australia’s former prime minister Scott Morrison has drawn international attention for his efforts to secretly grab power, the region’s newest leader is…
What the Philippines has at stake in Taiwan
What the Philippines has at stake in Taiwan
As tensions between China and the United States grow, most Southeast Asian countries will anxiously seek to remain neutral, however difficult this may be. Yet the Philippines…
ICC pushes probe on the Philippines’ drug war
ICC pushes probe on the Philippines’ drug war
In a June resolution, the International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan asked to resume an investigation into former president Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, which was…
Bongbong Marcos tries the balancing act with Beijing and Washington
Bongbong Marcos tries the balancing act with Beijing and Washington
When Ferdinand Marcos Jr (aka Bongbong Marcos) won the Philippines presidency in May, his victory was quickly read to be a highly favourable development for China. But several…
Thailand seeking to profit from a global food crisis
Thailand seeking to profit from a global food crisis
In response to worldwide supply chain issues caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – who between them previously accounted for nearly one-third of global wheat supplies –…
Conversations: Marcos Jr landslide in the Philippines: where to for Manila’s foreign policy?
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Conversations: Marcos Jr landslide in the Philippines: where to for Manila’s foreign policy?
In this episode of Conversations, Susannah Patton talks to Charmaine Willoughby, Assistant Professor at De La Salle University in Manila, about the foreign policy…
Philippines: justice and accountability, post elections
Philippines: justice and accountability, post elections
The Philippine election verdict is in. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr – the son of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos who was deposed in the peaceful 1986 EDSA People Power…
What a Marcos Jr presidency in the Philippines means for geopolitics
What a Marcos Jr presidency in the Philippines means for geopolitics
The offspring of strongmen were the clear winners in last Monday’s Philippine national election. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr is set to follow in the footsteps of his…
China’s nine-dash line proves stranger than fiction
China’s nine-dash line proves stranger than fiction
Vietnam recently banned the film Uncharted from domestic distribution due to a scene depicting an “illegal image” of China’s infamous “nine-dash line”. This is not the first time…
Bongbong Marcos closes in on the Philippines presidency
Bongbong Marcos closes in on the Philippines presidency
Despite the divisive legacy of his family, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr is seen as the top choice for president in the May elections. According to a Pulse Asia survey conducted…