May 5, 2015

Europe takes on Gazprom

If Moscow is determined to pick a fight with Europe, it may discover that the economic battlefield is the wrong place for a showdown.

May 4, 2015

Coming to grips with drone strikes

The U.S needs better ways to ensure that drones are used legally, morally and in ways that do not undercut their intended purpose by recruiting more terrorists than they kill.

May 3, 2015

The same old energy mix

The government's draft for Japan's energy mix in 2030 makes it clear that the Abe administration is pursuing a return to the nation's energy landscape that existed before the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

May 2, 2015

Regulating the drone revolution

The government needs to strike an appropriate regulatory balance that doesn't pose barriers to the use of drones for constructive purposes but prevents them from being used in ways that poses a danger to people or violates their privacy rights.

May 1, 2015

Abe must address home audience

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs consider whether singling out China as the reason for strengthening of Japan's security alliance with the U.S. will, in fact, help make the region "remarkably more stable."

Apr 30, 2015

Scrutinize health insurance reform

The national government needs to provide sufficient support to prefectural governments, which will be tasked to play a larger role in maintaining the nation's health insurance system.

Apr 29, 2015

A sea, not a cemetery

The European Union must devise a holistic solution to the problem of migrants fleeing to Europe from Africa and the Middle East.

Apr 28, 2015

New regime for security alliance

The latest revision to the guidelines on Japan-U.S. defense cooperation potentially expands the scope of the Self-Defense Forces' joint operation with the U.S. military on a global scale in ways that transcend the original architecture of the postwar security treaty between the two countries.

Apr 26, 2015

Civilian control over the SDF

Lawmakers should confirm the importance of civilian control of the SDF and pursue ways to strengthen the system rather than to undermine it.