Category: World

The Fate of the Ancient City of Palmyra at the hands of ISIS 0

The Fate of the Ancient City of Palmyra at the hands of ISIS

There is an ancient (apocryphal)  story about the destruction of an ancient historical site, the Great Library of Alexandria.  While ancient accounts of its partial destruction varies, it was an apocryphal order from Caliph...

The Shape of Things To Come: Russia, China, al-Qaeda, the Philippines 12

The Shape of Things To Come: Russia, China, al-Qaeda, the Philippines

This is the vision of the New World Order: an ascendant China, a defiant Russia, a weakened international European community, and the ripple effect of values changing across the world…

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A Silent Call to the EDSA Generation

History books and heroes carried an EDSA that was about setting things right in the Philippines, and maybe some of them had the right idea, but mostly, the context of that demonstration was misunderstood....

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Mr. Lenin’s Democracy (updated 04-14-2016)

They were freedom fighters, and revolution became synonymous with them.   But decades later, they became nightmarish regimes that terrified the imagination and subjugated millions.  Dystopia and totalitarianism became synonymous with them.   What happened?  Why...

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Inertia: Sustaining the EDSA Movement

No, no, no, Arroyo will not listen… but we will howl nevertheless. In the two years she remains in power, we will howl her in the streets, howl her in the courts, and howl...

The New (Eastern) Order: Russia’s out of it 2

The New (Eastern) Order: Russia’s out of it

Since Vladimir Putin’s accession to the Presidency, Russia has fought a long, uphill battle to maintain its status as a global heavyweight. Despite their best efforts, they have lost the fear and impression of...

Put Manila on the Monopoly Map! 0

Put Manila on the Monopoly Map!

Hasbro, the manufacturer of the famous board game, Monopoly, is holding a contest for online voters to vote which cities the new board game is going to include.   People from all around the...