May 19, 2011

Tepco compensation plan

The government on May 13 decided on the overall framework of a scheme to help Tokyo Electric Power Co. compensate people who have suffered losses from the accidents at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Compensation will be paid to those who were ...

Apr 21, 2011

The Libyan 'wedge' in NATO

The desire to “do something” about the situation in Libya drove the United Nations Security Council to authorize use of all possible measures — diplomatic language for military force — to protect civilian populations in that troubled country. The consensus behind that vote quickly ...