Richard Javad Heydarian

De La Salle University

Richard Javad Heydarian is a Manila-based academic and columnist. His latest book is “The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy” (Palgrave) and, forthcoming, “The Indo-Pacific Age.” He has written on Asian geopolitics for the world’s leading publications, including "The New York Times," "The Washington Post," "The Guardian," and "Foreign Affairs."

Articles by Richard Javad Heydarian


The Philippines’ Maritime Conundrum

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Philippines, a major maritime nation, must better protect its resources and exclusive sovereign rights. The South China Sea disputes, where China has exerted increasing dominance over one of the planet’s vital waterways, have been a sorely-needed wakeup call.