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65 journalists & media workers killed all over the world in...

AFP | Sixty-five journalists and media workers were killed worldwide in 2017, according to annual figures published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday. Among them...

Revolutionary government, religion and politics in the Philippines

Jumel G. Estrañero | Break from the weekday government tasks, one of my lectures in the university (as a sideline during Saturdays) got me into...

What happened to the foreign fighters that flew to join ISIS?

AFP | An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in...

Hard-realist Duterte vs. New People’s Army (NPA): The political discourse of...

Jumel G. Estrañero | Lo and behold, the long run running armed and threat group in the Philippines in the guise of the New People’s...

Gulf rift can benefit South Asian countries

James M Dorsey | The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with...

Pakistan’s Jihadist cauldron: From national asset to national millstone

Adnan Qaiser | National interests of states are often blind-and brutal, yet they call for some rationality considering our interlinked global destinies in the 21st...

China and Philippines agree to avoid force over South China Sea:...

Jumel G. Estrañero | Statements in international negotiation are challenging to decipher from within. On November 16, China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid...

Philippines to Singapore: Passing the baton of ASEAN chairmanship and challenges...

Jumel G. Estrañero | ASEAN has a new chairman after Philippines’s yearlong leadership – Singapore. ASEAN is getting there with systemic challenges underneath but...

US gets involved in Myanmar: Tillerson talks to army chief

Reuters | U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was bound for Myanmar on Wednesday for talks with the army chief whose forces have been accused...

What’s Kushner’s connection To The Saudi “Deep State” Coup?

Andrew Korybko | Trump’s son-in-law was in Saudi Arabia meeting with the “Red Prince” right before the “deep state” coup was initiated, prompting wild speculation...

Philippines and US’s first time meeting: Reality and expectations

Jumel G. Estrañero | The first time is always the first time and this week, a political first time meet-up will be witnessed in the...

Philippines must prepare for a long war against ISIS

Jumel G. Estrañero | Terrorism cannot be tackled overnight. On October 22 during the 38th MassKara Festival on Sunday night celebration, President Rodrigo Duterte urged the nation...

Indonesia, Malaysia & Philippines launch joint patrols to tackle ISIS threat

Jumel G. Estrañero | Staggering six months of waiting coupled with best efforts before this quarter of 2017, a more concrete defense alignment and cooperation...

Taiwan’s President says it will not seek war with China

Jumel G. Estrañero | Old friends, old enemies. Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen pledged on 9 October (Monday) to bolster the island’s military but added it...

China sends firearms to the Philippines!

Jumel G. Estrañero l The Chinese government on October 5 turned over 3,000 units of assault rifles as part of its continuing “military assistance gratis”...

Anti-terrorism strategic cooperation between U.S. and Philippines

Jumel G. Estrañero | It takes more than military alliances to execute a risky and challenging operation involving terrorists. Some 1,200 Filipino and US forces...

Philippines: trapped between rising China & unassertive US in the Far...

Jumel Estrañero | It is true that neither friends nor enemies will stay the same, yet interests will always stay in the full circle. In...

Eid-ul-Adha 2017: Glimpses from around the world

Eid-ul-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, is the second most revered festival in the Muslim world, which is celebrated to mark the end of...

Trump Putin meeting: what hurdles will they have to address?

With all the fuss over Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meeting later this week at the G20 summit, many have conspicuously failed to...

How safe is Indonesia’s democracy from Islamic extremism?

In May, the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia – a Christian – was convicted for blasphemy against religion and sentenced to two years in prison. The conviction has shocked observers around...

Gulf crisis: A new tale or a recap of the Southeast...

James M. Dorsey | Two competing visions of ensuring regime survival are battling it out in the Gulf. To Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,...

Philippines President says he will support his soldiers even if they...

News Analysis | The firebrand Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte is in the headlines since he imposed Martial Law in the entire Mindanao on May 23...

Persecution of Rohingya Muslims: Will ASEAN countries find a solution?

Ahmad Rizky M. Umar | ASEAN’s non-intervention is aggravating the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslims suffering widespread abuse by the Burmese military in Myanmar’s Rakhine...

Chinese seizure of US drone, in South China Sea, worries US...

South China Sea - Chinese naval boat's seizure of an unmanned US naval drone has rung alarm bells in Washington and its allies across...

‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals’

Inside President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal antidrug campaign in the Philippines, our photojournalist documented 57 homicide victims over 35 days. YOU HEAR A MURDER SCENE before...

US: Philippines’ Duterte sparking distress around the world

MANILA, Philippines — America’s top diplomat for Asia said Monday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial remarks and a “real climate of uncertainty” about...

China’s Xi seeks to enforce Strong will against corruption at Communist...

BEIJING — Having punished more than a million Communist Party members for corruption, Chinese President Xi Jinping will use a key meeting that started...

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