Global Policy

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Will Not And Must Not Become The New NATO

Established in 2001, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) formed as a means to enhance security cooperation among the great powers of Asia. Today, the SCO membership roll includes, China, Russia, Pakistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Currently, Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia are SCO observers whilst Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nepal, Cambodia, Sri Lanka […]

Filipinos Should Not Mistake British Self-Deprecation For a Repudiation of Parliamentary Politics

Britain and The Philippines may have one very big thing in common: self-deprecation. In Britain, this expresses itself through a total restraint on articulating positive feelings. Likewise, most in Britain are quick to complain about mild difficulties as though they were catastrophic. In each of these cases, sarcastic humour tends […]

Today’s Bombing in Manbij Ought to Convince Trump to Act Like Reagan And Bring The Boys Back Home

A moment of decision for Donald Trump  Four Americans including two soldiers, one Department of Defense official and a US “civilian contractor” believed to have been an intelligence agent, have been killed after an apparent suicide bomb was detonated in the northern Syrian city of Manbij earlier today. The blast […]

The Tragic Assassination of Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz Should Lead to Stronger Sentences Against Criminals in Europe

Much of Europe remains in shock after Gdańsk Mayor Paweł Adamowicz was stabbed to death whilst on stage at a Christmas concert. While some have attempted to paint Adamowicz’s assassination as politically motivated, these claims are not supported by the evidence that the wider world is privy to. After somehow managing to enter […]

Lack of Public Outrage Over US Navy Officer’s Insult to Philippine Dignity Says a Lot About a Broken Political System

A US Naval officer by the name of Travis W. Zettel has been fired from his command of Los Angeles class submarine USS Bremerton after reports emerged that while stationed in The Philippines, he hired multiple prostitutes to entertain himself and members of his crew. But while Zettel has clearly brought his own […]