President’s Duterte’s “War on Drugs”

President’s Duterte’s recent instruction for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to assist the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the implementation of his “War on Drugs” campaign does not violate the constitution or any legal statute in the Philippines. Unlike in the US, the Philippines does not have a Posse Comitatus Act. Although…

Manufacturing and Indonesia’s Economy

Following oil price volatility in the late 1970s and 1980s, then oil-rich Indonesia diversified its economy away from agriculture and commodities and towards manufacturing. Manufacturing remained a key driver of Indonesia’s economy through the early and mid-1990s when non-oil and gas manufacturing growth reached 12% per year and contributed to one-third of overall GDP growth….