Feb 2, 2017

Penalizing the plotting of crimes

The government should not dismiss concerns that penalizing the act of plotting and preparing for crimes would entail placing society under greater surveillance

Jan 31, 2017

Indonesia's tolerance test

The turmoil surrounding Jakarta's governor is a test of Indonesia's democracy and its commitment to a tolerant and open form of Islam.

Jan 23, 2017

Trump goes to work

Rather than bridge the gaps between his followers and his opponents, U.S. President Donald Trump used his inauguration address to dig them deeper.

Jan 22, 2017

Unaddressed succession issues

One-off legislation may be the easiest way to allow Emperor Akihito to abdicate, but it would leave the issue unresolved for future emperors.