Governments everywhere want to help the Lebanese, but the country's politicians need to recover their senses to make sure assistance is forthcoming.
For Bobby Ghosh's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque is the culmination of the president’s lifelong political project.
A deadly mix of plagues could create food insecurity in one of the continent’s most vibrant regions.
Imagine if the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had more money to spend.
When it comes to the Middle East, the former vice president has a history of endorsing woolly and reckless ideas.
The regime's dishonesty and indifference threaten the region and the world
Unclear goals, bickering leaders and a changing world are pushing the alliance to the breaking point.
The withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria and the offer of Patriot missile-defense systems could make things awkward for Ankara.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman isn't Saudi Arabia and defending him isn't an act of realpolitik.