Regions / Philippines
He might be the devil incarnate, but Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte is beginning the process of ending over 120 years of colonial subjugation.
The strengths of Chinese-style capitalism have also been its vulnerabilities.
Unlike the West, modern China has seldom used brute force to access resources or expand markets -- except, notably, in the South China Sea.
The Philippine strongman was counting on China to quash a UN resolution to investigate his brutal “war on drugs.” They failed.
Authoritarian governments have tried to rig elections for ages. More dangerous are the far-right leaders concentrating their power by relatively fair elections.
Democracy faces a global crisis. And this crisis couldn’t be coming at a worse time.
U.S. military aid to the Philippines doesn't defend the country from invaders. It's turned inward, against the poor, journalists, and human rights defenders.
U.S. taxpayer funds are bankrolling the worsening human rights crisis in the Philippines. Movements are rising to shut that aid off.
Rodrigo Duterte and Xi Jinping are loving their bromance. But the relationship doesn't have a lot of popular support.
Brazil is on the verge of electing a Duterte-style fascist. What can the left do?