Matthew Lee

For Matthew Lee's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Nov 19, 2014

History haunts U.S.-Iran talks

Bill Clinton tried. So did George W. Bush. Neither succeeded. As President Barack Obama’s own second term winds down, he is getting closer than either of his immediate predecessors to the goal of improving U.S. relations with Iran. But he is not there yet, ...

Negative events in Middle East stifle Obama's grand plan

/ | Jan 12, 2014

Negative events in Middle East stifle Obama's grand plan

Five years after pledging to remodel the U.S. relationship with the broader Middle East and improve America’s image in the Muslim world, the Obama administration’s regional strategy appears to have come unhinged. President Barack Obama has been confronted by fast-moving and ominous developments from ...