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Obama’s teaching moment: more than about face

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Rumor has it that US President Barack Obama’s on-again-off-again visit to the Philippines might be rescheduled for Spring 2014, and if not then, he should at least show up when the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit comes to the country in 2015. That is, if budget showdowns and issues of “face” don’t once again get in the way.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Russia’s imperial dream and Apec’s debacle

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Vladivostok, the enchanting venue of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum and leaders’ summit last weekend, is the main Russian port city fronting the Pacific Ocean. In 1959, after a visit to the United States, the Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev dreamed of making Vladivostok Russia’s San Francisco.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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