Asia

Duterte’s Visit to China is Set to be a Success

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is among the world’s most honest politicians but his rhetoric is often steeped in metaphor, sarcasm, innuendo and humour. Because of this, it is easy for those who seek to wilfully defame Duterte or those who simply do not understand him, to level accusations of “flip-flopping”. […]

The BJP Is Politicizing The Kartarpur Corridor But Trying To Blame It On Pakistan

Influential BJP ideologue Subramanian Swamy called on the government to suspend construction of the Kartarpur Corridor until Pakistan’s intentions are “set right first”, proving the veracity of an earlier prediction that India will politicize this project in the aftermath of its unilateral “Israeli”-like moves in Kashmir but try to blame […]

Presidential Idolatry Should Give Way to Parliamentary Equality in The Philippines: Duterte Can Make it Happen

It is a common misnomer to confuse wealth with elitism, even though in reality, the two concepts are very different. Wealth simply denotes an objective state of having an above average amount of money in one’s long term possession. Elitism is a far more manifold concept involving social indicators designed […]

Liberals Passing Themselves Off as Conservatives Lie About Hong Kong Whilst Ignoring South African Farmers

There are multiple reasons why proclaiming to be a genuine conservative (note the small ‘c’) whilst supporting rioting and  separatism in Hong Kong are mutually exclusive positions. Most apparently, seeing as social conservatism is built upon the foundation of respect for law and order and a complete rejection of mob […]

It is Impossible to be a Conservative Whilst Denying That Hong Kong is China

There are multiple reasons why proclaiming to be a genuine conservative (note the small ‘c’) whilst supporting rioting and  separatism in Hong Kong are mutually exclusive positions. Most apparently, seeing as social conservatism is built upon the foundation of respect for law and order and a complete rejection of mob […]

The Philippines Must Change Its Political System in Order to Change Its Political Culture

Transparency International has released the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index which ranks the nations of the world by widely held perceptions regarding corruption in the public sector. Of note is the fact that the top ten nations and beyond all have parliamentary political systems while the bottom ten and beyond each […]