Manafort's past clients included notorious dictators, kleptocrats and human rights abusers.
Rodrigo Duterte's regime has killed 13,000 people in its “war on drugs” and imposed martial law on 20 million citizens in the name of a so-called war on terrorism.
Violent strains of populist rhetoric carried two unlikely candidates from the political margins to the presidency.
If we were to sum up Duterte's first 100 days in a few words, it would be "strong political will". That has also translated
Rodrigo Duterte has only been in office a few months in the Philippines but is giving Donald Trump a run for his money as the most bombastic and outrageous political figure on the global media stage.
On August 13, 2016, it was announced that Ferdie would once again be on the move. His new final resting place is to be in
Will the Philippines fall into a Machiavellian cyclical history as it did in the 20th century or, instead, embark on a Hegelian march towards the terminus of genuine democracy?
MANILA, Philippines -- "The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion," Edmund Burke, the great 18th century conservative thinker, once warned. Today, a specter is hunting the democratic world -- the specter of autocratic nostalgia.
Autocratic nostalgia is also taking over the Philippines, where Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the only son of the former dictator
But the very fact that a little-known, formerly independent politician from the state of Vermont has managed to come this