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For Marc Champion's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Oct 31, 2014

Why Russian jets are testing NATO's airspace

The danger of the new Cold War is that there is complete disagreement between Russia on one side and the U.S. and EU on the other as to the dividing lines. For most Russians, the borders created by the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991 ...

Oct 10, 2014

Mourning Excalibur, the dog Ebola didn't kill

A petition to save the pet dog of a Spanish nursing assistant who has contracted Ebola received more than 370,000 signatures before it was sedated and killed. Yet there are no reports of people clashing with police to persuade their governments to do more ...

May 27, 2014

Caught between guns and disgust in east Ukraine

Throughout eastern Ukraine, ordinary Ukrainians are caught between the armed thugs of "The Donetsk Criminal Republic," a threatening Ukrainian military and a terminally corrupt state. Most have no desire to join Russia, but feel little enthusiasm for the new post-revolutionary order.