Regions / Philippines
Fresh off an Asia trip where he showed surprising deference to dictators, Trump looks ready to start a renewed assault on critics at home.
Trump has lavished praised on Duterte's extrajudicial murders — and Duterte's envoy to the U.S. is developing a little project called Trump Tower Manila.
Under fire from Washington, rejected by Manila, and overlooked by many Americans, undocumented Filipinos are linking arms with others in the anti-Trump resistance.
From Duterte to Trump, a new crop of populist leaders are reviving a tried and true method of demonstrating leadership — killing people.
Trump's ban isn't about national security. It's about race, religion, and cultural exclusion.
China may bully its neighbors, but turning foreign territorial disputes into a superpower conflict between nuclear-armed rivals would be a huge mistake.
Instead of creeping repression, the new Philippine president began his reign with a blitzkrieg of extra-judicial killings, stupefying the country and blazing a new trail for fascism.
Though better known for his brutal war on drugs at home, the Philippine leader's volatile, one-man diplomacy could up-end 70 years of U.S. dominance in East Asia.
The decisive role of collective action in undermining neoliberal ideology and the continuing structural power of capitalism.
It's not just the chilling rhetoric. In the past five months, warships from both sides have done everything but ram one another.