A current situation within the Commonwealth can be summed up in four words, "the Chinese have arrived," to which the critic can add four more words, "the British have departed."
For David Howell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The causes behind the sudden and ugly new migrant tableau are blurred, but one theory is the Belarus government may be inviting immigrants in and then urging them to enter Poland and the EU.
Transforming the world’s fuel mix to mitigate climate change requires balance.
France is furious that its plan to supply Australia with submarines has been swept aside by the new pact with the United Kingdom and the United States.
The global battlefield has shifted and the world's democracies should and can no longer rely on America to guarantee their security.
The U.K.'s decline in nuclear power production is due to the growing obsolescence of the nation's aging power plants — and rectifying the situation is proving difficult.
The powerful supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, the largest warship ever built by Britain, with its crew of 2,500, has now arrived in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean where it is holding joint drills and maneuvers with units of the Maritime Self-Defense ...
Partition of Ireland was the solution in the last century, but now it persists as the impossible problem in this one.
If the world is to get anywhere near its lower carbon goals, as set out in the Paris Agreement, then all future investment in oil and gas development must cease.
The recent remarkable electoral events in the U.K. have big implications for British politics. But they also contain important lessons that should be of interest everywhere in the world where politicians and political parties seek the support of voters under modern conditions, Japan very ...