North Korea is the land of second-best solutions, it has been said. But war is far worst than second best.
For Doug Bandow's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
It's time for Washington to turn defense responsibilities over to Seoul and withdraw its troops from the Korean Peninsula.
If U.S. President Donald Trump claims to be a leader, he should set as a priority normalizing relations between Moscow and Washington.
The U.S. would be wrong to ban Americans from visiting North Korea in response to the tragic case of Otto Warmbier.
All of the Mideast nations playing important roles in U.S. regional strategies have human rights issues.
Africa's greatest hope may be in the commercial advance of technology.
If Beijing continues its repressive course against religious believers, it will make political upheaval and the collapse of communist rule more likely.
It's time for U.S. presidents to work hard for peace rather than take what has become the far easier path to war.
U.S. President Donald Trump needs to become something he's never been when he meets Chinese leader Xi Jinping this week — a knowledgable statesman.
Washington should act on behalf of Mideast Christian refugees, who are facing death and destruction at the hands of determined killers.