A Letter to Brazil, from a Friend Living Under Duterte

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by Walden Bello Dear friends: I’m writing to you on the eve of your going to the polls to determine the future of your wonderful country. I think it’s no exaggeration to say that the fate of Brazil hangs in… Continue Reading  

China’s Bigger Economic Threat

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by Walden Bello Conventional wisdom holds that China is on the ascent and the United States is in decline, that China’s economy is roaring with raw energy and that Beijing’s “Belt and Road” mega-project of infrastructure building in Central, South,… Continue Reading  

Duterte vs. Washington’s Cold War System

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by Walden Bello Just into his fourth month as head of state, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has managed to become one of the most controversial actors on the global stage, rivaling if not eclipsing Donald Trump. Not least… Continue Reading  

Superpower Conflicts Are Driving Tensions in the South China Sea

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by Walden Bello The Philippines would seem to have won a major victory against China in a recent international court ruling in the Hague, which voided Chinese claims to parts of the South China Sea claimed by the Philippines and… Continue Reading