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David Howell

For David Howell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Nov 15, 2016

The limits of Trump power

There are bigger international forces at work than Donald Trump and his new administration, and Washington is no longer the power center of the Earth.

Winds of change buffet EU

Sep 18, 2016

Winds of change buffet EU

The forces that led the British to vote for Brexit — rejection of too much centralism and a yearning for greater local control — are sweeping the rest of Europe.

Aug 3, 2016

Just how divided is Britain?

Digital empowerment has led to the creation of two powerful but opposing forces: an impulse to be connected across borders and a desire for more local control.