Richard Javad Heydarian
Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian is a Manila-based foreign affairs and economics analyst, focusing on the Asia-Pacific and MENA regions. He is a lecturer on international affairs and governance at Ateneo De Manila University. and a regular contributor to Huffington Post, Asia Times, and InterPress Service. He is also a consultant on foreign affairs/energy security in the Philippine legislature and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (manila). He has been interviewed by Bloomberg, The New York Times, BBC, NPR, South China Morning post, among many other news outlets and publications on Asian geopolitical and economic affairs.

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Nov. 15, 2013

Filipino Delegate Gives the West a Powerful Message About Preventing the Next Typhoon Haiyan

It makes perfect sense when you hear what this government official's solution is. Will we listen?

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Sept. 4, 2013

Watch What Happens When You Steal $220 Million From the Middle Class

A recent corruption scandal galvanized the Filipino middle class, which has been outraged at the depth of corruption and misusage of taxpayer money.
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May 17, 2013

Philippines Economy: Booming, But Poverty and Unemployment Remain Problematic

The Philippines is no longer the “Sick Man of Asia,” but there are still huge challenges in “trickling down” the growing economic pie.