Shifts in southeast Asian countries' political leadership has led to another worrying region-wide shift: away from liberalism.
Duterte says there are three million drug users in the Philippines. There are almost certainly many fewer than that.
Duterte used his "tough on crime" approach to win the election as a political outsider, promising to restore law and order with strongman rule. His approval rating has since soared to over 90%.
The government’s decision to bury Ferdinand Marcos in the national Cemetery for Heroes illustrates the contested nature of the dictator's legacy.
A major insurgency is humiliating the Filipino army and sucking in huge ransoms – but all anyone wants to talk about is Islamic State.
Can Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte learn anything from Thailand's failed campaign against drugs in the early 2000s? Maybe to adopt a less bloody and more comprehensive approach.
The foul-mouthed, tough-talking president of the Philippines is ironically a pragmatist on foreign policy.
ASEAN has been silent over the blatant disregard of human lives by the Philippines and Indonesia in the name of the 'war on drugs'.
President Duterte has picked fights with President Obama and with the EU. His behavior is shaking the U.S.-Philippine alliance and stability in Southeast Asia.
The people of the Philippines and their president know all too well the hypocrisy of being lectured by the United States about violence, human rights and democracy.
Why would the Philippine president risk alienating an important and generous ally?
Calling Barack Obama a 'son of a whore' was just another PR disaster for a country already subject to lazy stereotypes.
To understand Rodrigo Duterte’s rise to power and the public support for killing drug dealers and users, we need to distinguish the empirical from the normative – the 'what is' from 'what should be'.
Feared and deplored for his slash-and-burn approach to criminal justice, Rodrigo Duterte has suddenly shown his conciliatory side.
The Philippines is seeing a surge of extrajudicial killings of suspected criminals and drug users since Rodrigo Duterte assumed office last month.
The Philippines suffers from many internal conflicts. Can the new president bring about a much-needed peace?
Carl Schmitt rejected the Nazis, but his political philosophy paved the way for the likes of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.
Despite joking about gang rape, insulting the Pope and admitting to personally killing criminals, the Philippines' new president was handed a healthy mandate.