Richard Javad Heydarian, Al Jazeera English

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Past articles by Richard:

China is exploiting Western hypocrisy in the Middle East

Western hypocrisy in the Middle East is allowing China to falsely present itself as a defender of the Muslim world. → Read More

Duterte's decision to end the alliance with the US is reckless

Without US military support, the Philippines will face on its own major internal and external security threats. → Read More

How Duterte Turned the Philippines Into China's New Play Thing

Rodrigo Duterte, in pursuit of development dollars, has put his country's national security in jeopardy. In fact, Duterte's first major foreign policy decision, barely a month into office, was to effectively dump the Philippines’ historic legal warfare victory against China. → Read More

ASEAN Wants a U.S. Counterbalance to Chinese Regional Ambitions

The ASEAN-U.S. Maritime exercises were aimed at China, not directly in terms of military drills and assets, but instead strategically, namely by signaling shared concerns over rising maritime tensions in the region. → Read More

The Philippines' Duterte: In pursuit of an imperial presidency

The recent midterm election in the Philippines drastically enhanced the president's power. → Read More

Vietnam summit: What does Kim want?

Kim Jong Un badly needs the sanctions on North Korea relaxed but in exchange he will have to make big concessions. → Read More

Bangsamoro referendum: An opportunity for sustainable peace

The autonomy referendum in restive Mindanao may mark a new beginning for the Philippines and a victory for Duterte. → Read More

Brazil gearing up for its very own Duterte

Rhetorically, the likely next leader of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, is almost an exact replica of the the Filipino populist. → Read More

How Moon saved Trump's negotiations with Kim

South Korea's president managed to save talks with North Korea and even got Trump talking about a second summit. → Read More

Malaysia's new government is pushing back against China

Mahathir Mohamad, once a loyal friend to China, is now leading the resistance against Chinese domination in the region. → Read More

The Economic Showdown in the South China Sea

The Trump administration wants to mobilize private American capital for high-quality investments in the Asia-Pacific region. → Read More

On China's Muslim crackdown

Beijing's aggressive Sinification campaign is putting at stake the internal cohesion of Asia's most powerful state. → Read More

Chinese chimera: the real concern with the BRI

Beneficiaries should be wary of the gap between Beijing’s rhetorical promises and the reality of its investments. → Read More

As Trump engages Putin, his deal with Kim collapses

After the Singapore summit, North Korea did not reciprocate US concessions. → Read More

China Is Making a Bid for Global Primacy

The ambitions of Xi Jinping may push the world toward a future where he not only rules his country but also has power over countries indebted to China. → Read More

Trump's trade war: From 'American First' to 'America Alone'

Trump's trade protectionism isn't only misguided, but also irresponsibly dangerous. → Read More

Kim Jong-un came out victorious from the summit

The Singapore summit has not done more than legitimise the North Korean regime. → Read More

Trump's nuclear failures from Iran to North Korea

In just over a year, Donald Trump has managed to nudge the world closer to conflict on both ends of the Asian continent. → Read More

Why Duterte banned workers from going to Kuwait

What is behind the escalating diplomatic crisis between the Philippines and Kuwait? → Read More

North Korea is changing

I visited North Korea with an official delegation and here's what I saw and learned. → Read More