Author: Adam Garrie

The Charter Change Draft Just Passed by The Philippine House Insults The Intelligence of True Reformists

The Philippine House of Representatives just voted in favour of a draft constitutional reform package on its third and final reading. The draft is largely the brainchild of House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and as such, represents a grave disappointment for those who had high hopes for her Speakership. The final vote tally was […]

European Governments Are Giving Their Own Populations a Very Small Taste of The Colonial Experience

There can be no denying that much of Europe is about to enter a winter of discontent. Perceived and real problems ranging from the phenomenon of trickle-up neo-liberal economics to real terms price inflation, the stagnation of economic growth and the simultaneous cutting of traditional social programmes has left many […]

On World Human Rights Day, The Inhumane Treatment of Huawei Meng Wanzhou by Canadian Authorities Becomes Clearer

After summoning the Canadian Ambassador in Beijing, China has now summoned the American Ambassador to discuss the status of Meng Wanzhou – the Chinese political prisoner who remains behind bars in Canada in spite of having committed no wrongdoing. While China has warned Canada of “grave consequences” if Meng is not […]

Peace in Afghanistan Will Not be Possible Until Kabul Acknowledges The Durand Line

While contemporary disputes between Afghanistan and Pakistan continue to permeate the consciousness of regional observers as well as international peace keepers, the reality is that it is an 1893 colonial era agreement that continues to prevent a genuine sense of trust and transparency from being achieved between Kabul and Islamabad.  […]

Erdogan Injects Sanity Into Debate on The Yellow Vests of France

Hours after Donald Trump made a wildly undiplomatic endorsement of the protesters in Paris and other major cities in France, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered a measured response to the issue while also reflecting on how Europe’s hypocritical behaviour led to this dangerous impasse for France and some of France’s […]