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Xi Visits Duterte: Win-Win Relations Elevated to The Profound and History Changing

Contrasting backgrounds  When The Philippines became a legally independent state in 1946, China was still in the midst of a bloody Civil War that had resumed in earnest as soon as the brutal Japanese occupation ended. But while both The Philippines and China suffered at the hands of the Japanese, […]

No Trump, Pakistan Did Everything For The US But Got Nothing In Return

The Pakistani Prime Minister is correct in pointing out how much his country did for the US in response to Trump’s disrespectful attack against it this weekend.   One of Trump’s prerecorded interviews aired this weekend where the American President attacked Pakistan for supposedly doing nothing for the US during […]

The US “Leading From Behind” In Africa Lets Russia “Lead From The Front”

The Pentagon’s decision to downscale its footprint in Africa makes Russia’s military efforts there more important than ever.  A Pentagon spokeswoman announced that the US will withdraw hundreds of troops from Africa in the next few years in order to focus more on directly challenging Russia and China, taking care […]

Rajapaksa Quits President’s Party to Seek an Independent Mandate in Sri Lanka’s Forthcoming Election

Sri Lanka’s interim Prime Minister and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has made the dramatic move of formally resigning from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) founded in 1951 in order to join the newly formed Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP) which thus far has served as a coalition agitating for Rajapaksa’s return to front […]