Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian is a Manila-based academic, columnist and author of "Asia's New Battlefield: US, China and the Struggle for the Western Pacific." and author of forthcoming book "Rise of Duterte".

  • Divided ASEAN hands China diplomatic coup

    Regional group is fading into irrelevance as the supposed engine of integration

  • Duterte's moves could hasten regional 'Pax Sinica'

    Beijing benefits amid deepening security crises in Philippines

  • Duterte in strategic sweet spot after year in power

    At home and abroad, firebrand president continues to shape the agenda

  • Mindanao conflict pushing Duterte back into US orbit

    ISIS threat alters Philippine president's foreign policy calculus

  • Philippines' Mindanao crisis sparks 'caliphate' fears

    Manila and Washington quietly ditching differences in joint effort to defeat IS

  • Duterte and Putin double act heralds new regional order

    Leaders' cosy relationship shows an ideological, and personal, affinity

  • Perils for Southeast Asia in Beijing's Belt and Road scheme

    Impact of Xi's new Silk Road could exceed post-war US Marshall Plan

  • Duterte's 'transactional approach' undermines ASEAN stance on China

    By playing down South China Sea dispute, Philippine president weakens bloc's centrality

  • Duterte and generals split on China rapprochement

    High stakes internal battle under way over direction of Philippine foreign policy