Sep 7, 2016

Relocating government functions

The Abe administration must take a stronger lead in pushing forward the decentralization of some national government functions if it is really serious about pursuing the project.

Sep 5, 2016

End of Uzbekistan's Karimov era

Islam Karimov had little regard for legal niceties, but his ability to keep keep Islamic radicals under control made him a critical figure for governments outside Central Asia.

Sep 4, 2016

Monju and the nuclear fuel cycle

If the cost problem finally spells doom for the Monju project, the government and power companies should also consider the cost-efficiency of the nuclear fuel cycle program.

Sep 2, 2016

DP's leadership race begins

The Democratic Party needs to choose a leader capable of transforming the party into contender capable of taking over the reins of government.

Aug 30, 2016

Peace at last for Colombia

The best hope for peace is an agreement that gives the disarmed and demobilized rebels a genuine voice in Colombian politics.

Aug 28, 2016

Duterte's threat to democracy

The Philippines' drug problem may well constitute a national crisis, but that cannot excuse Rodrigo Duterte's shredding of the rule of law and extrajudicial killings.