The Philippines’ Reform Agenda in the Post-Aquino Era

The Philippines’ Reform Agenda in the Post-Aquino Era
Candles are lit to commemorate the second anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, Manila, Nov. 7, 2015 (AP photo by Bullit Marquez).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss domestic politics in Bangladesh; Iran and Saudi Arabia’s battle for influence in Africa; and the challenges facing the global middle class. For the Report, Prashanth Parameswaran joins us to talk about corruption and reform in the Philippines under President Benigno Aquino III and what lies ahead for the next administration after May elections.


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Relevant Articles on WPR:

Opposition Leader Zia Latest Victim of Bangladesh’s Zero-Sum Politics

Saudi Competition Gets in the Way of Iran’s Outreach in Africa
Is the Global Middle Class Really Here to Stay?
Will the Philippines’ Next President Maintain Aquino’s Reform Momentum?
Human Capital: The Philippines’ Labor Export Model

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional audio credits:

Al Jazeera – 101 East – Philippines family power- 22 May 08 – Part 1
Al Jazeera – Philippines Election: Presidential race gets underway

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