Mar 8, 2017

What Abe's LDP dominance portends

A lack of any signficant rivalry to Abe seems to reflect the dearth of viable next-generation leaders — a problem that could haunt the party in coming years

Mar 6, 2017

A heavy hand in Xinjiang

China is quick to argue that the best way to fight terrorism elsewhere in the world is to address root causes; it is not exempt from that same diagnosis.

Mar 2, 2017

Trump gets presidential

Donald Trump managed to sound presidential in his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, but his narrowly focused message should concern the world.

Feb 27, 2017

Long reach of 'conspiracy crime' bill

Government legislation that would penalize the acts of plotting and preparing for crimes without carrying them out could impact the human rights of citizens through increased surveillance activities.

Feb 26, 2017

Sagamihara killings indictment

It's now up to the courts to unravel the motives behind the Sagamihara stabbing spree, and the government to come up with an improved system for dealing with potentially dangerous mental patients.