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September 1, 2016

Asia
Is Duterte Upending Philippine Foreign Policy?

Richard Javad Heydarian is an assistant professor in political science at De La Salle University in Manila, and, most recently, the author of Asia’s New Battlefield: The U.S., China, and the Struggle…

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August 1, 2016

Philippines
A Debate on the New Philippine Administration

Over email, Professor Richard Javad Heydarian of De La Salle University in Manila and CFR Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia Joshua Kurlantzick discussed some of the potential effects—both positive and…

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March 30, 2016

Asia
How Will the Philippines Presidential Election Transform the Country?

On May 9, the Philippines will hold its presidential election. Philippine presidents are limited to one, six-year term, which makes them powerful and weak at the same time. They enjoy a long term in …

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September 15, 2015

United States
Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City

Ray Kelly discusses his life fighting crime as New York's former police commissioner.

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December 28, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria: What if Globalization Reverses?

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

 People protest on a street in Kano before the suspension of a nationwide strike by labour unions 16/01/2012.

February 27, 2014

Global
Stalled by Winter Weather, Economic Growth Projected to Regain Momentum

Harsh winter weather appears to have dealt the global economic recovery a temporary setback, but growth is projected to pick up again later this year. Nomura's Lewis Alexander, Takatoshi Ito from the…

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February 27, 2014

Global
Stalled by Winter Weather, Economic Growth Projected to Regain Momentum

Harsh winter weather appears to have dealt the global economic recovery a temporary setback, but growth is projected to pick up again later this year. Nomura's Lewis Alexander, Takatoshi Ito from the…

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January 26, 2012

China
U.S.-Philippines Relations Benefit From China’s Poor Public Image

Today’s Washington Post has a useful article outlining the plans for a much greater U.S. military presence in the Philippines. The article discusses all of the potential options being put on the tabl…

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Texas moors alongside the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land in Subic Bay, Philippines.

March 13, 2012

Asia
Timor-Leste’s Tenth Anniversary

A fine overview in The Economist this week outlines the challenges facing Timor-Leste this month, on the tenth anniversary of it becoming an independent state. On the surface, Dili and other parts of…

A youth pastes stickers of Timor-Leste's presidential candidate and former military commander Taur Matan Ruak on his face during a campaign rally in Dili March 10, 2012.

May 29, 2011

Defense and Security
On Memorial Day

On August 1, 1888, Congress passed a joint resolution (25 Stat. 516) that recognized every May 30 as “Decoration Day,” a holiday for the District of Columbia and a holiday with pay for federal employ…