The Filipino leader’s war on drugs is starting to look like a pretext for keeping himself in power.
Ryan Bohl is a geopolitical analyst, commentator and writer. He founded and manages Geopolitics Made Super and has published works in Salon, the Atlantic Sentinel and RealClearEducation. He has three published books. His most recent, The 21st Century Made Super, can be purchased on Amazon in print and Kindle.
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