Andrew Osborn

For Andrew Osborn's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Russia launches biggest war games in decades

Asia Pacific Sep 12, 2018

Russia launches biggest war games in decades

Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to its border with China, mobilizing 300,000 troops in a show of force that will include joint exercises with the Chinese army. China and Russia have staged joint drills ...

Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko turns up alive after reported murder

World May 31, 2018

Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko turns up alive after reported murder

A dissident Russian journalist who was reported murdered in Kiev dramatically reappeared alive on Wednesday in the middle of a televised briefing about his own killing by the Ukrainian state security service. Ukrainian authorities had said on Tuesday that Arkady Babchenko, a 41-year-old critic of ...

UKIP victorious in EU vote

World / Politics May 26, 2014

UKIP victorious in EU vote

Britain's U.K. Independence Party stormed to victory Sunday in European elections, riding a tide of Euroskepticism and anxiety about immigration to beat Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party, partial results showed. With 56 out of 73 seats declared, UKIP — which ...

Symbolic Crimea vital to Putin legacy

World / Politics | ANALYSIS Mar 14, 2014

Symbolic Crimea vital to Putin legacy

When Russian President Vladimir Putin flew into the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol in Crimea last year, he made a pilgrimage to several sites associated with Russia's tumultuous history. Clad in a somber dark suit, he laid a wreath at an imposing Soviet World War II ...