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The Modus Operandi


Modus Operandi with Manila Chan dives deep into global foreign policy to examine the methods and history which reverberate in our lives today. MO examines the world at a historical turning point, as nations rise and challenge the unipolar world that has been dominant since the end of the cold war. Who will rise, who will fall, and how will an emerging global order operate? Find out on Modus Operandi with Manila Chan.

Jun 5, 2023 06:17

Robot wars

On this episode of The Modus Operandi, host Manila Chan takes a look at the future of warfare and how “killer robots” may be the soldiers of the future. Manila talks robot wars with renowned futurist Ian Khan, who provides in-depth insight into what future battlefields on Earth might look like.

Jun 1, 2023 06:49

Asia divided: The Stans

On this episode of The Modus Operandi, host Manila Chan takes us to Central Asia, where these nations are facing an unprecedented level of pressure from the United States and its allies to form an alliance with them against the likes of Russia and China. Manila speaks to political analyst Alisher Khamidov about the future of Central Asia and its imperative role in world politics.

May 29, 2023 06:10

Green energy coercion

On this episode of The Modus Operandi, host Manila Chan examines the controversial topic of Western states pressuring countries around the world to dump traditional energy sources in favor of a greener method. Manila talks to the executive chairman of the African Energy Chamber, Nj Ayuk, about the hypocrisy of nations that seek to bully others to adapt to green energy after they polluted the world for years.

May 25, 2023 05:56

The economics of war and peace

On this episode of The Modus Operandi, host Manila Chan delves into the economics of war and peace, and how conflicts are only profitable for a small minority of wealthy people and devastating to the rest of the world. Manila discusses the topic with renowned economist and professor Richard Wolff, who provides insight into what the world would be like if nations sought peace, rather than war. 

May 22, 2023 06:29

Re-militarization of Japan

On this episode of The Modus Operandi, host Manila Chan dives into the hot topic of the re-militarization of Japan. Manila sits down with author James Bradley to discuss Japanese history after World War II and the subsequent move by Tokyo to boost their military budget in the face of a perceived Chinese and North Korean threat.

May 18, 2023 06:40

Border bias

On this episode of The Modus Operandi, host Manila Chan tackles the topic of "border bias" in the United States and how the Biden administration has made the sovereignty of other nations a top priority over the country’s own borders. Manila speaks to immigration attorney Susan Pai about the Trump-era Title 42 law that has since continued under the Biden administration, despite the latter's pledge to reverse the policies of his predecessor. In the second half of the show, Manila speaks to the Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute, Daniel McAdams, about the Biden administration's keen interest in the sovereignty of foreign countries, amid the ongoing border chaos in its southern states.