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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.
Huawei Ban Takes Effect
The U.S. ban of Huawei escalates the trade war with China, government and opposition representatives for Venezuela return to the negotiating table, and U.S. lawmakers fear skewed intelligence on Iran.
Iran’s Rhetoric Heats Up
Iran responds to U.S. military presence in the Gulf, China and the United States reach a deadlock in the trade war, and what to watch in the world this week.
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.
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.