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For Noah Feldman's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Apr 2, 2015

AIIB: Chinese cash versus American might

When it comes to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the message from China to the U.S. is clear: either concede to us the place we deserve in existing international institutions, or we will go around you and start our own.

A Sunni coalition is a welcome development

Mar 31, 2015

A Sunni coalition is a welcome development

The U.S. and Israel should probably welcome the Egyptian president's announcement of an agreement by the Arab League to create a joint military force, as the Islamic State group is unlikely to be defeated by air power alone.

Ukraine: first arms, then what?

Feb 13, 2015

Ukraine: first arms, then what?

If the U.S. commits itself to sending arms to Ukraine, it will be signing up for more than military aid. Arms shipments alone are almost never enough to enable a weaker actor to defeat a big-time power.