Global Policy

Is America’s “Deep State” Divided Over The Taliban Peace Talks?

Not everyone in America’s permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies (“deep state”) is on the same page regarding the ongoing Taliban peace talks, especially when it comes to the official role of increasingly irrelevant Kabul in this process. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan at […]

In Case You Missed it: This Video Explains Why The Philippines Desperately Needs a Federal-Parliamentary System

Orion Perez D has made a video explaining the ins and outs of parliamentary legislative systems throughout the world and why such a system would far better serve the interests of The Philippines than the more chaotic and needlessly complex US style Presidential/Congressional system that is currently in place. The […]

Rodrigo Duterte’s Opponents Borrow a Page From The Playbook of Joseph Goebbels

In 1934, Germany’s chief propagandist Joseph Goebbels stated: “The cleverest trick used in propaganda against Germany during the war was to accuse Germany of what our enemies themselves were doing”. Ironically, Goebbels’s statement which was intended to expose the propaganda techniques of Germany’s enemies during the First World War, actually indicated […]

Duterte is The Anti-Dictator – But Small Minds Cannot Separate Rhetoric From Reality

There exists a tremendous information deficit, as well as a context deficit among those who frequently lambaste the democratically elected and consistently popular President Rodrigo Duterte of The Philippines as a “dictator”. In order to be a dictator one typically attains power through force or manipulation, one rules by decree […]