Asia

Mike Pompeo May Have Just Uttered The Most Hypocritical Statement in Recent American Diplomatic History

There are occasions when even in the most serious of geopolitical situations, prominent diplomats utter statements so absurd that one could be excused for thinking that they took place within the framework of a sketch comedy routine rather than an international press conference. But when US Secretary of State Mike […]

Reality Check: Russia Supports Turkey’s Anti-YPG/PKK Operation But The European Union Does Not

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced that his nation’s armed force are prepared to launch an anti-terror operation in northern Syria in regions east of the River Euphrates as well as in the city of Manbij which lies just west of the Euphrates. This is significant as it demonstrates that […]

The Return of The Balangiga Bells is a Victory For Duterte’s Policy of Non-Aligned Multilateralism

The Balangiga Bells return to their rightful owners  In 1901, American soldiers seized the bells of the Church of San Lorenzo de Martir in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, during the violent Philippine-American war. The bells remained on US soil as largely forgotten war trophies although for many Filipinos the long awaited return of […]