Rebecca Townsend

Rebecca Townsend is a doctoral candidate at Cornell University. She specialises in Southeast Asian history, politics, and cinema

Aug 14, 2016

Rodrigo Duterte a Trump-a-like? Nope. He's brutal, but no bullshit artist

In just a few months, the new Philippines president has sparked outrage around the world with a vicious crackdown on the drug trade, from dealers to judges. But the approach is carefully crafted for a domestic audience, writes Rebecca Townsend

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