Elizabeth Drew

For Elizabeth Drew's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Trump's Manafort problem

Commentary / World Aug 7, 2018

Trump's Manafort problem

Under normal circumstances, an American politician would be in trouble for having employed a figure as compromised as Paul Manafort. But these are not normal circumstances.

The madness of King Donald

Commentary / World Dec 5, 2017

The madness of King Donald

The risk of a US military confrontation with North Korea, coupled with President Donald Trump's increasingly peculiar behavior, has put official Washington on edge.

Will Trump get trumped?

Commentary / World Dec 16, 2016

Will Trump get trumped?

In January, Donald Trump will head to Washington with his team of radical, inexperienced and inordinately wealthy Cabinet picks. But he is not nearly as invincible as he seems to believe.