Edward N. Luttwak

For Edward N. Luttwak's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jan 20, 2014

Model general whose best defense was offense

Had Ariel Sharon never entered politics, he would still be known around the world as a military commander and tactician whose methods diverged from normal military practices, even in the unconventional Israeli army.

Aug 28, 2006

No victor emerged from Lebanon war

WASHINGTON — In the immediate aftermath of the October War of 1973, the Arab world rejoiced because the myth of Israeli invincibility had been shattered by Egypt’s crossing of the Suez Canal and the Syrian offensive that swept across the Golan Heights. In Israel, ...

Jul 24, 2006

Iran's attempt to score a preemptive strike

WASHINGTON — Iran’s quarreling and competing leaders have decided, by their acts, to reject the offer by Europe and the United States of a nuclear reactor, aircraft spare parts, economic cooperation and more in exchange for giving up uranium enrichment. Many people hoped that ...