The Arroyo Principle

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In one of those increasingly rare moments nowadays, Foreign Affairs Secretary Blas Ople, who fancies himself a world-class diplomat trapped in a Third World country, was right. While his Cabinet colleagues were debating whether the 500-member

On the ruins of Iraq, a new order

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The US attack on Iraq and its success has demonstrated the overwhelming military superiority of the United States. It has not demonstrated that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, or that he had links with al-Qaeda. It has so far not demonstrated either that the United States is as expert in the arts of construction and rebuilding as it is in the sullen craft of destruction and killing.
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World War IV

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World War IV has begun. Although the war is barely noticed by Filipinos, the Philippines is already part of it. The clearest indication of that involvement is the Philippines