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Peter Apps
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 13, 2019
Huawei and the unraveling of globalization
Cross-border investment and globalization is no longer seen as one of the major guarantors of international peace.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 26, 2019
What Sudan tells us about 21st-century coups
While the figure at the top might change, the military-dominated power structures beneath may prove much harder to shift from power.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 17, 2019
Beijing goes unconventional in South China Sea's escalating confrontation
Beijing is becoming much more assertive right up to territory held by other nations, both with military force and 'civilian' vessels.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 8, 2019
India test and U.S. Space Force fuel a new arms race
If the race for ever more powerful weapons now extends beyond the sky, there is no telling where it might end.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 2, 2019
U.S. military drills not enough to counter Russia and China
The loss of the U.S.'s long-running military technical edge is clearly a major concern within the Pentagon.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 26, 2019
Is China winning the global battle over Uighurs?
The outside world should not cave in to Beijing's pressure to turn a blind eye.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 17, 2019
Are China, Russia winning AI arms race?
Artificial intelligence is creating new avenues for war in what could be the century's defining arms race.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 9, 2019
Is Beijing's patience wearing thin on Taiwan?
China may be reaching for the moon, but Xi's latest speach is a reminder that its top territorial ambition lies much closer to home.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 29, 2018
In the Azov Sea, Putin plays a deadly game with Ukraine
Clash was another demonstration of Moscow's growing appetite to use unorthodox techniques to redraw the geopolitical map
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 9, 2018
China's bold plans to reshape the world
Intimidation is increasingly one of China's first tools of choice, but the heavy-handed approach is yielding mixed results.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 9, 2018
Western armies are losing their high-tech edge
For the first time since World War II, the U.S. must consider the prospect of war against technological equals
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 31, 2018
Why neutral, peaceful Sweden is preparing for war
In this most liberal, progressive and peaceful corner of Europe, those in charge now fear an era of gloom could return.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 26, 2018
What a nuclear deal with North Korea might look like
These talks are a positive step, and make imminent war much less likely. If they unravel, however — which remains entirely possible — the result may be catastrophic.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 5, 2018
How Beijing is winning in the South China Sea
Beijing sees the South China Sea confrontation as a test case for its ability to impose its will on the wider region — and so far it is winning.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 15, 2018
For Putin's Russia, a poisoned spy sends a political message
The poisoning is a sign of how just committed Vladimir Putin's Kremlin has become at eradicating its enemies — and reminding others it can do so.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 14, 2018
Tillerson fall shows Trump learning game of politics
The U.S. president is becoming more successful at marrying his idiosyncratic style with the levers of power to get his own way.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 26, 2018
South Korea's Olympic gambit traps both Kim and Trump
The South Korean government has shrewdly used the Winter Olympics to reshape the diplomatic landscape in Northeast Asia.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 9, 2018
SpaceX launch opens new frontier in space commerce
For the first time ever, the world's most powerful rocket was designed and built by a private corporation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 1, 2018
The U.S. risks losing an Arctic cold war
The opening of previously frozen trade routes has supercharged an arms race and jostle for influence on the roof of the world
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 23, 2018
The great Davos face-off for Trump
The U.S. president may use his Davos speech to set off one what some advisers call a dramatic 'stink bomb.'

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