Dec 24, 2013

WikiLeaks reveals why Asia should skip the TPP

You know the U.S. has a transparency problem when people need to rely on WikiLeaks for details on changes to proposed rules on Internet use, labor and environmental and food-safety standards of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Dec 17, 2013

China's problem with Kim Jong Un

Last week's dramatic execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle — the China-friendly Jang Song Thaek — should prompt Chinese President Xi Jinping to all he can to rein in the vindictive, unpredictable Kim.

Dec 2, 2013

China dons provocateur suit

However powerful President Xi Jinping might have become, China's declaration of a vast air-defense identification zone does not add to its store of "soft power."

Nov 15, 2013

Mentor Koizumi shows protege Abe how to reboot

By lending his popularity to the anti-nuclear chorus and exciting the public about a pro-growth energy future, Junichiro Koizumi isn't just counseling a better way. He's offering his protege Shinzo Abe an invitation into the pantheon of true Japanese reformers.