Strategic Stakes and Consequences of China, Sars-CoV-2, and South China Sea in Global Security Order

First published by Global Village Space on 02 May 2020, albeit with a different title. The current Sars-CoV-2 (COVID-19) has been challenging the global security order in unintended negotiation whether to maintain or revamp the status quo of global security order. From the onset on COVID-19 since the last quarter of 2019, it has already presented negotiators with …

Developing an “Unseen” Weapon: Sars-CoV-2 as a Precursor for Unconventional Chemical-Biological Warfare of the 21st Century

Also published by GLOBAL VILLAGE SPACE on 11 April 2020. Can something as transmissible and fatal as Sars-CoV-2, which causes the now dreaded COVID-19, be the next chemical and biological weapon? As of now, no reports has ever confirmed that it is. But the matter of fact is IT COULD BE. Chemical and biological warfare defined Chemical …

Renewed Tensions Between the Philippines and China in the South China Sea

This article, which I co-authored with my boyfriend and defense analyst, Jumel Estranero, was published first by Geopolitical Monitor on 18 July 2019. Three days before the 121st Independence Day of the Philippines—June 12th, 2019—a Chinese-flagged vessel rammed a Filipino fishing boat in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea. When news …

A Hit and Run in the West Philippine Sea?

This article, which I co-authored with my boyfriend and defense analyst, Jumel Estranero, was published first by Geopolitical Monitor on 10 June 2019. This may also be seen on Eurasia Review. Geopolitical risk is evident nowadays in the various tense exchanges which have become sources of gain or pain among states. We have the recent tirade from the United States over …