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Rodrigo Duterte: The ‘Moderately Successful’ Populist

Rodrigo Duterte: The ‘Moderately Successful’ Populist

On a recent visit to Israel, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s confounding ability to surprise was on full display. Visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Israel in early September, he laid a wreath and said he could not imagine a country obeying an insane leader like Hitler: “I could not ever fathom the spectacle of […]

ASIA: Ageless in Culture and Infused in Surprise

ASIA: Ageless in Culture and Infused in Surprise

Asia seems to always bring an exotic and unusual meaning to the minds of those who have not visited or not visited enough. That’s why, Asian culture has always been surprising for us. As a Turkish journalist, I am both thrilled and puzzled by having been exposed to the culture set I used to watch […]

Queen Sofia Promises Aquino: Spain’ll Help Its Former Colony

Queen Sofia Promises Aquino: Spain’ll Help Its Former Colony

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, right, smiles with Queen Sofia of Spain during a dinner in her honor at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. The queen is on her fourth visit to this former Spanish colony for talks with top Philippine officials including President Aquino. Aquino said Spain […]

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