Category: Politics

America Asia Defense Mercantilist International Relations Philippines Politics

Of the many similarities between Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is the question of when one should take him at his word. Prone to bluster, he was serious…

Defense Philippines Politics

There is something remarkable and strange in the interviews with our Chief Executive-elect. Discerning the meaning of the contours of these peculiarities tells us something about the current political reality…

Asia China Hong Kong Places Politics

A few thoughts on where we are now with Kremlingate. I think we’re officially in -gate territory now, as opposed to all the stories earlier, because this has come up…

America Places Politics

If there was a ‘Peak Comparativist’ time, as measured by influence and traffic, it was in 2014 as we headed into the White Paper, the electoral ‘reform’ proposal, and eventually…

Normcore Politics



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