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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivers a speech during military drills in November 2018.

Russia is gathering tanks on our border, says Ukraine, as it activates sweeping martial law powers

Ukraine says that it is under threat of a '"full-scale war" with Russia and has banned Russian men aged between 16 and 60 from entering the country.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko poses for a picture with servicemen during a rehearsal for the Independence Day military parade in Kiev in August 2018.

Parts of Ukraine are now under martial law, giving authorities sweeping powers to ban protest, seize property, and lock up foreigners

Ukraine voted to impose martial law amid rising tensions with Russia. It gives the government enormous powers, which it promised to use sparingly.

Rodrigo Duterte’s martial-law declaration appears to fulfill some of his previous ominous declarations

Duterte's imposition of martial law in Mindanao seems to be a partial fulfillment of his previous statements, and it may hint at a more authoritarian future.

Rodrigo Duterte is again flirting with a dangerous change to the rule of law in the Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte has revisited the possibility of imposing martial law to further his crackdown on drugs in the Philippines.

‘Only one person should be in control’: Rodrigo Duterte is again flirting with an ominous idea about the rule of law in the Philippines

"He said ... martial law was stupid and didn't work, and yet now he says something else," one critic said. "His lack of clarity is a serious cause for concern."

The Philippine president has signaled that he is flirting with the idea of imposing martial law

Rodrigo Duterte has gone back and forth on a number of issue during his presidency, and may spell trouble for the rule of law in the Philippines.