DIPLOMATIC POUCH
Importance of the rules-based international system
by Amanda Gorely - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Like all countries, the Philippines, Australia and the UK benefit from an international system founded on strong and credible rules.
Importance of the rules-based international system
by Daniel Pruce - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Like all countries, the Philippines, Australia and the UK benefit from an international system founded on strong and credible rules.
A rules-based international order and the concept of human rights
by Gordon Kricke - August 2, 2018 - 12:00am
It is an understatement to say that we are facing today a world of remarkable complexity.
Koreanovela and K-pop… loved by the Philippines
by Han Dong-Man - July 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Sunday was the finals of the 2018 Pinoy K-pop Star competition.
France and the Philippines: Responding to today’s challenges together
by Nicolas Galey - July 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, France celebrates its national day, more commonly known to the public as Bastille Day.
Korean War: A forgotten war, but we will never forget
by Han Dong-Man - June 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Exactly 68 years ago, the Korean War broke out in the Korean Peninsula and resulted in the total devastation of our country.
Talking about pollution: Plastic is very much on our menu
by Gordon Kricke - June 7, 2018 - 12:00am
There is a massive dump of floating plastic garbage in the Pacific Ocean.
Europe and Asia — together for a more secure world
by Federica Mogherini - May 31, 2018 - 12:00am
Europe and Asia have never been so close.
A man planting love
by Son Sang-Ha - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
When I was the Korean ambassador in Manila (2001-2004), I met Wonjoo Lee, a member of the Korean community.
Upholding press freedom
by Harald Fries - May 3, 2018 - 12:00am
‘The freedom of a nation is always proportional to its freedom of the press, so that one cannot exist without the other.’ - Anders Chydenius (1729–1803), founding father of the first Swedish Freedom...
A giant leap for world peace
by Han Dong-Man - May 2, 2018 - 12:00am
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was heard on Earth saying these immortal words: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Cool Germany – really?
by Gordon Kricke - April 26, 2018 - 12:00am
When I saw the title “Cool Germany” on the cover of one of the latest editions of the magazine “The Economist” I was curious to know what the story was about.
The meaning of Operation Olive Branch
by Mevlut Cavusoglu - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The gloomy portrait of the Middle East today should not obscure that peace is achievable.
Something sweet for Lent time
by Giorgio Guglielmino - March 29, 2018 - 12:00am
As Italy is so well known for its food and its culinary traditions, it is obvious that almost every day, celebration, season, holiday in my country is an occasion for a special dish.
The new TPP: A way forward
by Jose Miguel Capdevila - March 22, 2018 - 12:00am
In January 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order formally ending the United States’ participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), casting doubts as to the future of this long crafted...
Awareness matters
by Gordon Kricke - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am
If you check on the Internet you will be surprised how many international awareness days exist.
Marriage for all – nothing queer about it
by Gordon Kricke - January 18, 2018 - 12:00am
What my wife and I like most about being in the Philippines is that people here are generally very friendly and open-minded, warm and welcoming.
Business and human rights
by Gordon Kricke - December 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
As a student making an internship in a company some 30 years ago I was quite annoyed that I had to work without being paid. As a diplomat many years later I found it embarrassing that we had interns working sometimes...
Good news coming from Manila for the protection of endangered species, their future is our future
by Gordon Kricke - November 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
In Manila all eyes are clearly focused on the upcoming ASEAN and East Asia summits and the arrival of an impressive number of world leaders.
Lessons from the past
by Gordon Kricke - September 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
In less than two weeks we will celebrate the German national day, the anniversary of the German reunification. The end of the German – and European – division into East and West would not have been possible...
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