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Jan Winiecki

For Jan Winiecki's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Feb 25, 2014

Olympic fanfare can't hide Russia's ills

Behind the swagger after the Winter Olympics lie serious doubts about Russia's future. Long-term price trends for the mineral resources upon which the economy depends, together with Russia's history, suggest that President Vladimir Putin's luck may well be about to run out.

Jun 19, 2011

Opinion article at war with itself

In his June 14 article, “Japan gropes for leadership,” Kazuo Ogoura writes in tautologies and paradoxes. He asserts that Japan has built a “safe and efficient society” by concentrating on safety and efficiency, yet he insists that this effort has left Japan, “vulnerable to ...