Jul 16, 2016

Getting youths to the ballot box

Teachers and students alike should be encouraged to express their political opinions and discuss concrete issues while refraining from imposing their views on others.

Jul 13, 2016

Drones and the new way of war

Civilian casualties are undercutting the military advantage of U.S. drones and raising moral questions about accountability and the ease of killing.

Jul 11, 2016

Abe's new voter mandate

Prime Minister Abe should use his coalition's bolstered Diet majority to more effectively implement economic reforms, not to amend the Constitution.

Jul 10, 2016

SOFA-related change falls short

Japan should renegotiate the Status of Forces Agreement it has with the U.S. so it can have greater jurisdiction over crimes committed by Americans with U.S. military ties.

Jul 5, 2016

Erdogan reverses course

Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan's foreign policy switch positions him and his country to play a larger role in the region.