Alistair Denness

Alistair Denness

Alistair Denness is a Hanoi-based humanitarian worker with extensive experience working in South-East Asia. He has a political science degree from the University of Virginia and an MA with a regional focus on East Asia from the University of Fudan.

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Treating Duterte with kid gloves is a losing bet

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