Oman’s Look to ASEAN

April 16, 2017

Oman will continue to look east as it builds on its growing ties with the Asia Pacific region. Unlike other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members, the Sultanate of Oman has a relatively limited relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Yet historically, as a maritime...

Battle for Birth Control in the Philippines

March 17, 2017

Traditional values are holding back the new executive order of President Rodrigo Duterte to promote the use of contraception in the Philippines. In 2012, a law was introduced to provide free contraception to the Philippine population of 100 million, many whom live in poverty. This January,...

The World This Week: Philippines Spurns the US to Flirt With China

October 23, 2016

Chinese investors, importers and tourists are seducing the most loyal Asian ally of the US, putting Obama’s Asia Pivot at risk. This week, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Germany for the first time since 2014. Relations with the United States and other European powers have been...