May 12, 2011

Obama trapped by his rhetoric

As the father of a surviving victim of 9/11, I felt relief at the news that the mass murderer Osama bin Laden is dead. Yet, I am not unsympathetic with the view of The Japan Times’ May 5 editorial, “Death of bin Laden,” and ...

Aug 11, 2010

Good start for cluster bomb ban

An international treaty to ban the use and stockpiling of cluster bombs entered into force Aug. 1. Cluster bombs are ghastly weapons. They are air-dropped or ground-launched and eject a number of small bomblets. Many fail to explode on impact and continue to kill ...

Aug 26, 2008

Olympics not all gold

The Beijing Olympic Games, viewed by both the Chinese government and the Chinese people as a tremendous opportunity to showcase the economic development and modernization of the world’s most populous country, have drawn to a close. Sports fans everywhere were wowed by the athletic ...

Mar 24, 2008

Defense costs bombing the U.S. budget

by Pascal Boniface

PARIS — As the United States and the world mark the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, debates are raging about the consequences — for Iraq, the Middle East and America’s standing in the world. But the Iraq war’s domestic impact — the ...