Tag Archives: Philippines

What’s the Deal With an Authoritarian in Manila?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that knows the difference between archipelagos and atoll formation (thanks, Darwin). In this edition, we’ll discuss the fascinating and irascible new Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte and his new … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Royal Outlaws in Malaysia?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that explains the Sultanate of Sulu so you don’t have to! In this week’s post, we’ll look at a fascinating small scale invasion by a rag-tag militant group … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With All These Global Maritime Disputes?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?”, the blog that doesn’t repeat itself that often. In this week’s post we’ll discuss the continuing squabbles in different coastal regions of the world over water boundaries and country ownership. … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With the Squabble in the South China Sea?

Note: this blog post is also featured in the June 11th publication of the History News Network (HNN), found here Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that talks about hotly contested rocks.  In this … Continue reading

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