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The Philippines Drug War and Duterte’s foreign policy

February 7, 2017

By: Kanishka Lad On 30 January 2016, the Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald dela Rosa announced a temporary suspension of the ‘drug war’ initiated by the incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte. The war has allegedly killed more than 7,000 individuals since it was initiated by the President following his inauguration in May 2016 and his landslide … Continue reading “The Philippines Drug War and Duterte’s foreign policy”


Organised crime and terrorism Part IV: Setting examples: Violence as communication in Mexico’s Cartel War

February 19, 2016

This is the fourth, and final, piece in Strife’s four-part series exploring the relationship between organised crime and terrorism in a 21st century security environment. The first, second, and third parts can be found here, here, and here, respectively. By: Joe Atkins Too often, some conflicts attract attention only when something abnormally brutal happens. This occurred … Continue reading “Organised crime and terrorism Part IV: Setting examples: Violence as communication in Mexico’s Cartel War”


It's time for Colombia's President to stop poisoning his people

December 8, 2014

By Victoria Fontan: President Santos has championed a change in strategy in the ‘War on Drugs’, yet he continues to allow glyphosate fumigations in parts of Colombia. Since he came to power in 2010, Colombia’s President Santos has been a strong supporter of a change in the international strategy against drugs. Up till now the strategy … Continue reading “It's time for Colombia's President to stop poisoning his people”


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