Trump Once Said He Could Get Away With Murder. Duterte Does.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he thinks God is ‘stupid,’ and believes he has the power of life and death. The really bad news: he’s quite popular.
Beijing Flaunts Its Takeover of South China Sea
China lands a strategic bomber in disputed territory, gauging how America will react at a time when Beijing appears to be outmaneuvering Washington on several fronts.
WAR ON DRUGS
Inside the Deadly War on Drugs in the Philippines
No one knows how many people have died in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, but journalists are working to make sure the victims are not forgotten.
HOUSE TO HOUSE
Destroying a City to Save It From ISIS
The city is being destroyed in order to save it from a group affiliated with the so-called Islamic State. The U.S. advisers reported there in June are nowhere to be seen.
Lead by Example
Is President Duterte Trump’s Press-Avenging Doppelganger?
Duterte is even more violent in his dislike of the Fourth Estate than his friend Trump, saying: ‘Just because you are a journalist, you are not exempted from assassination.’
Trump Sends Troops to Aide Philippine Strongman—Or Does He?
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is President Trump’s bestie in the region. Or not—it’s hard to tell.
No-Guts Trump Cheers Duterte’s Drug War
“Who taught you how to this stuff?” “You, alright! I learned it by watching you!”