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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Now that the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has ruled strongly in favor of the Philippines’ maritime disputes against China in the South China Sea (SCS), people are wondering, “What’s going to happen next?” Unless China accepts the arbitral tribunal’s ruling – in parts or in its entirety – nothing is going to happen in terms of enforcement. While the Philippines Read More …

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin shake hands at their first meeting in Moscow in March 2013.

PerryScope By Perry Diaz It’s probably fate that brought Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping to the pinnacles of power in the world’s two largest authoritarian regimes. And it’s probably delusional ambition that had pushed them to the throes of nuclear conflagration. And it is for these reasons that many countries – particularly those close by Russia and China — are distancing themselves from them lest Read More …