Three books and two magazine articles shed a lot of light on the U.S. president's baffling behavior.
For Albert R. Hunt's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
An American scholar-analyst makes a historical case for the threat of a U.S.-China war.
The picture of the former FBI chief, known for his integrity, taking the oath to tell the truth about Trump under penalty of perjury was a powerful one and not comforting to the White House.
U.S. President Donald Trump's trip abroad was fun. Facing Special Counsel Robert Mueller won't be.
There won't be calls to let Trump be Trump. His inauguration speech showed he's already Trump — and always will be.
The truly historic elections reshape or realign U.S. politics. There are many reasons to believe that 2016 isn't one of them.
One of the biggest conflicts in Washington next year will be the one between the mainstream media and the most anti-press president since at least Richard Nixon.
Desperate Republican strategists are concocting wild schemes to preserve their congressional majorities, even though they would concede the presidential contest to Hillary Clinton.
Trump's win in South Carolina shows he commands such a fervent following that episodes that would undo conventional candidates don't hurt him.
Hillary Clinton doesn't excite important constituencies — young people, independents, possibly even minority voters — and that could sink her bid for the White House.