February, 2018

Philippines drug war kills countless poor people, while the rich escape unscathed

, Feb 23, 2018

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Duterte’s war on drugs has become, like in every other nation where a drugs war is waged, an onslaught against the poor.
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ASIS chief raises fist — and hackles — with Duterte

, Aug 23, 2017

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The head of Australia's foreign intelligence service has alarmed intelligence circles with an error of judgment in his meeting with strongman Rodrigo Duterte.

What is Islamic State doing in the Philippines?

, Jun 20, 2017

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We are a month into the siege of the country’s biggest Muslim city, Marawi, by groups who have aligned themselves with the so-called Islamic State.
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Isentia taking Meltwater to court … ABC journo’s miraculous escape … News Corp’s Beatles moment …

, Jun 16, 2017

Isentia says Meltwater is taking its hard work and then passing it on to clients.

Psst, don’t look now, but Islamic fundamentalism is taking hold on our doorstep

, Nov 07, 2016

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Australia's northern neighbours are in various states of turmoil, it seems. And this has many watchers of the Asia-Pacific spooked.

Keating says China financial interest claims ‘barking up the wrong tree’

, Oct 12, 2016

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The former PM has criticised his party for effectively outsourcing decision-making to the navy.

State-approved vigilante ‘death squads’ in Philippines kill 1900 — and counting

, Sep 05, 2016

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Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte came to office explicitly promising to ramp up the body count, writes Michael Bradley.

To hell with lost trade, Australia needs to stand up to China — and soon

, Jul 14, 2016

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Australia should be showing courage and leadership on an issued that has triggered a regional arms race: the conflict in the South China Sea.
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What is going on in the South China Sea?

, Jul 13, 2016

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What is going on in the South China Sea? What is the nine-dash line? What does the Hague ruling mean? And will there be war?

Islamic State will create ‘at least one branch’ in south-east Asia this year

, Mar 02, 2016

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A terrorism expert argues that it is “very likely” that IS will dispatch explosive experts, combat tacticians and other operatives to our northern neighbours this year.