The biggest U.S. mistake after 9/11 was the failure to secure long-term support from the frontline states surrounding Afghanistan such as Iran, China, Russia and, above all, Pakistan.
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Ultimately, it will not be a COVID-19 crisis in Japan that determines the fate of the Tokyo Olympics, because there is no such crisis.
When will the world have vaccinated 80% of all adults, the level presumed by scientists to produce herd immunity against COVID-19? Most people’s answer is 2023 or 2024, which suggests deep pessimism about the progress of vaccinations outside the rich world. That is also ...
Asia’s worst performers (in public-health terms) — such as the Philippines and Indonesia — have controlled the pandemic more effectively than Europe’s biggest and wealthiest countries.
The new prime minister should declare that by 2030, Japan will be positioned to make the best possible use of its one and only natural resource — its people.
Shinzo Abe’s sudden resignation (on health grounds) ends the tenure of Japan’s longest-serving prime minister. The country’s most internationally recognized statesman since 1945, Abe has been, among other things, the world leader most keen on playing golf with U.S. President Donald Trump. Although he leaves ...
By postponing the games, Abe has put Japan — and himself — at the center of the post-pandemic recovery effort.
The bloc's biggest problem is indifference, not Euroskepticism.
The term "populism" does not capture what is really at stake in national and regional elections around the world this year.
Donald Trump's recently announced trade tariffs and upcoming summit with North Korea give China an unprecedented opportunity to prove its strength before the eyes of the world.