Analysis and Policy

After SONA, Duterte Must Take Constitutional Reform/Charter Change Directly to The People

Condescending voices continue to state that The Philippines is “not ready” for constitutional reform and worse yet that the Filipino people aren’t equipped to understand the reforms that are at stake. These insulting and borderline racist points of view defy both logic and good political strategy. In terms of the […]

Boris Johnson: Not Britain’s Trump But Britain’s Arnold Schwarzenegger

Boris Johnson and Arnold Schwarzenegger are two men that seemingly have many more differences than similarities. Schwarzenegger is famous for lifting weights whilst Johnson is famous for lifting wine glasses. Johnson is famous for boasting an incredibly substantial vocabulary whilst Schwarzenegger’s heavily accented English is famed for its Spartan qualities. […]

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Confirms That Trump Does Not Want to Sanction Turkey

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has confirmed that Donald Trump has no desire to personally sanction Turkey over Ankara’s purchase of the Russian made S-400 missile defence system. However, Çavuşoğlu has left open the possibility that other figures in Washington could effectively overrule the generally peace minded Trump in favour […]

Donald Trump And Imran Khan: Two Men Who Must Show Down Their Literally Insane Opposition by Invoking Conservative Values

When Pakistan and the United States were partners, they helped to drive the Soviet Union out of Afghanistan which itself paved the way for the collapse of the USSR itself, the end of communist regimes throughout Europe and in 1992, the fall of the communist regime in Kabul. By contrast, […]

Putin Just Did A 180 On The Skripal Case And Raised Countless Questions

President Putin told Oliver Stone in an interview that he doesn’t believe that the British authorities were responsible for poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter, with this revelation representing a 180 on Russia’s previously articulated official position on the matter and raising countless questions about why the country’s leader would […]

The US Just Completed Its Quest To Co-Opt The Patriotic Opposition In Ecuador

Former President Rafael Correa’s claim that Julian Assange abused his political asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to influence the US’ 2016 elections and his publicly proclaimed admiration for Hillary amount to nothing less than the completion of America’s quest to co-opt the country’s patriotic opposition and ensure the […]