Coronavirus Lockdown Launches Manila Into Pandemonium
Duterte announced unprecedented measures, but nobody knows what they mean.
Duterte Terminates U.S. Defense Pact, Pleasing Trump but Few Others
Ending the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and the United States is a deeply unpopular move.
Filipinos Turn on Duterte as Coronavirus Fears Spread
Anti-Chinese and anti-American conspiracy theories have followed the first death.
Hollywood Is Paying an ‘Abominable’ Price for China Access
A kid’s movie has turned into a geopolitical nightmare for DreamWorks.
China’s South China Sea Militarization Has Peaked
Artificial islands are becoming more trouble than they’re worth.
Is Duterte Really Asking for U.S. Aid Against China?
The volatile Philippine leader is trying to fend off accusations of being soft on Beijing.
Filipinos Don’t Trust Duterte to Handle China
A maritime clash has left the public wondering why their president won’t stand up to Beijing.
China’s Hidden Navy
The evidence shows that supposed fishing boats around contested islands are part of an extensive maritime militia.
Duterte Turns Death Squads on Political Activists
Government-backed vigilantes in the Philippines are targeting farmers and protesters.
Manila’s Abortion Ban Is Killing Women
Roughly 1,000 women in the Philippines die every year from lack of safe terminations. Others go to jail.
Defenders of Human Rights Are Making a Comeback
With larger powers in retreat, small countries and civil society groups have stepped up—and they have won some significant victories.
The Trump Administration Is Erasing Reproductive Rights at Home and Abroad
The removal of information from the State Department’s annual reports has grave consequences for human rights monitoring worldwide.
The Quad Is Not Enough
Trump has revived a four-way security dialogue among the United States, India, Australia, and Japan, but if it's going to make China pay attention, it will need some new members.
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.