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China’s own military-industrial complex

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The commentary “Bases access accord will boost US arms sales” by Bobby Tuazon (Inquirer, 7/19/13) is based on the familiar thesis that US foreign policy is driven by the US military-industrial complex. It is a one-sided presentation, because by now China also has its own military-industrial complex.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Aquino made right call in West Philippine Sea dispute

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Three things happened recently in connection with the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea. Chinese Ambassador Ma Keqing expressed her “concern” that the Philippines may be putting up new structures on Ayungin Shoal (Inquirer, 5/30/13).

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Outdoing Mussolini and even Hitler

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The announcement by China that its forces would seize foreign vessels in the disputed West Philippine Sea has brought the territorial issue to a crisis. This latest move by China is an act of aggression. It fits the mold.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The foreign service: our first line of defense

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DIPLOMACY IS a key tool for survival in a hostile world for a third-rate power like our country. It fails in this mission if our diplomacy is in disarray, as recent events have shown. Our problem may be summed up thus:   • There are rules essential in diplomacy that, unfortunately, we do not have [...]

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Territorial disputes and the need for effective diplomacy

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When the Panatag Shoal became the subject of a territorial dispute between the Philippines and China, the Philippine government decided to send to China Sonia Brady, a retired ambassador, on the grounds that she had previously served there and had established valuable contacts. It was a risky choice because of her age, and it failed. Moreover, it may have been based on a faulty assumption. In her previous assignments in China, Ambassador Brady may not have established any contacts at all with the officials who decide foreign policy.

Posted: September 17th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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