Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash

Oct 01

Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash

 Emerging relatively unscathed from the banking crisis of 2008, China has been viewed as a model of both rampant success and fiscal stability. But beneath the surface lies a network of fissures that look likely to erupt into the next big financial crash. A bloated real-estate sector, roller-coaster stock market, and rapidly growing shadow-banking sector have all...

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Statement on filing my candidacy for the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines

Oct 13

Statement on filing my candidacy for the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines

When I resigned from the House of Representatives last March in protest against President Aquino’s double standards in his good governance policy and his refusal to accept command responsibility for the Mamasapano tragedy, I thought I was saying “goodbye to all that.” I was looking forward to a quieter life devoted to researching and writing a book...

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Imperial Argument: Washington debates ‘Pivot to Asia’ strategy

Feb 27

Over the last two years, the Obama administration has executed what the president has termed the “Pivot to Asia” strategy, whereby the US’ global military force posture is being reconfigured to focus on the Asia Pacific region as Washington’s central front. Movement has been rapid, with Washington expanding its naval exercises with Japan, sending marines to...

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How to Support Walden and Akbayan Partylist?

Apr 20

The Philippine parliament needs more representatives from parties like Akbayan! and more people like Walden.  But given the other side’s tremendous advantage in terms of resources and their propensity for cheating and violence in the dirty world of Philippine politics, we need all the support we can get to introduce Walden and his...

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