Even I can see the opportunity that Japan has to become a national security superpower.
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Maintaining that Beijing has no role or responsibility for troubles in U.S.-China relations will guarantee that those problems get worse.
The WTO has elected former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as director general, filling a slot that had been vacant for half a year.
Taiwan is vital to Japanese national security and, to put it delicately, a government in Taipei that makes its own decisions well serves Tokyo (as long as it doesn’t go too far).
It is no coincidence that there have been waves of populism across the Western world in the wake of the global financial crisis — and the imposition of the austerity orthodoxy.
The first challenge for the new Biden team, made up of many veterans of the Obama administration, is to resist the instinct to resume where it left off four years ago.
The new team understands that no country, not even the United States, can check Beijing’s ambitions on its own.
Kim didn’t wait for the inauguration, announcing last week that the United States remained his country’s “biggest enemy” and that his government would not give up its nuclear arsenal.
We mustn’t be seduced by the authoritarian temptation. Defeating COVID-19 will take a collective effort, one that demands leadership and individual responsibility.
Japan could use this year to prepare for inevitable changes in domestic and foreign affairs and better position itself for that world.