Duterte vs. God
The Philippine president likes to pick fights. But can he win against the Catholic Church?
The New Economy’s Old Business Model Is Dead
Tech companies are used to pairing big revenues with small labor forces. But they’ll soon be forced to become massive job creators.
The End of Human Rights?
Learning from the failure of the Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court.
Only the Law Can Stop Duterte’s Murderous War on Drugs
Local lawyers are fighting to hold the Philippine government accountable. To win, they need international human rights groups to give them more help.
How to Stand Up For Human Rights in the Age of Trump
Western democracies that were once reliable defenders of human rights have been consumed by a nativist backlash, leaving an open field for dictators and demagogues.
A Message From Philippine Sen. Leila de Lima
The 2017 Global Thinker hopes that the world will "keep watching the Philippines."
Is the Philippines the Next Caliphate?
ISIS is looking to regroup, and is setting its sights eastward.
Does Conformism Among Military Officers Create Conditions That Lead to Corruption?
Conformity enables corruption
If Trump Forgets About Human Rights in Asia, the World Will Suffer
The United States ignores massive abuses at its own peril.
Trump Needs to Show That He Is Serious About America’s Rivalry With China
The president should use his trip to Asia to reassure allies and assert U.S. power.
The Week Donald Trump Lost the South China Sea
Vietnam's capitulation shows China's neighbors fear the U.S. no longer has their backs.
Duterte’s Death Squads Were Born in America’s Cold War
The Philippines' new "war on drugs" is claiming thousands of lives. But the culture of vigilante violence started with anti-communism.
Duterte’s War on Terror Also Looks Like a War on Civilians
The Philippines’ unbridled war on terror looks uncomfortably like its war on drugs.
In Leaked Call, Trump Praises Duterte’s Campaign to ‘Slaughter’ Drug Addicts
In a private phone conversation, the two presidents chatted about nuclear submarines and a drug campaign that has killed thousands.
The Real Reason Trump Shouldn’t Meet With Duterte
U.S. presidents and Cabinet officials have met with worse than Duterte, but the Philippine leader is all but invigorating China's rise.
This Isn’t Realpolitik. This Is Amateur Hour.
The Trump administration’s Asia policy is the worst of all possible worlds.
How Not to Lose Asia to China
There's a hunger in the Pacific for U.S. involvement. And it's good for America, too.
China’s Angriest Newspaper Doesn’t Speak for China
Nationalist tabloid Global Times has the Communist Party’s backing, but its editorial strategy is more independent than you might think.
Extrajudicial Killings Prompt Suit Against Duterte at the International Criminal Court
The Filipino president may not get away with all those killings after all.
Philippines To Deploy Troops to Disputed Islands in South China Sea
Just what the dispute-riddled waterway needs is more troops claiming empty atolls.