The Ukraine conflict is compounding in a multitude of ways the already upward and alarming trajectory of overall food prices.
The political economy of the Ukraine crisis
The Ukraine conflict is an example of how sovereign countries become launching pads of inter-imperialist proxy wars mainly because of their geopolitical and economic positions.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that China has promised to protect the Philippines from external threats immediately raises two questions. Who or what these external threats could be is the first. But the second is, Who will protect the Philippines from China? Mr. Duterte could be thinking of the United States as one of those “external…
A league of his own
Even if he’s serious about it, President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer for the Philippines to host a high-level meeting, or summit, on human rights is unlikely to materialize. The leaders of those countries accused of human rights violations would hardly welcome an assembly in which the details of their crimes against humanity and other transgressions will…