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For Mark Leonard's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

/ Mar 6, 2017

What liberal world order?

As global power has shifted from the West to the "rest," the liberal world order has become an increasingly contested idea, with rising powers like Russia, China and India increasingly challenging Western perspectives.

Will Cameron suffer Neville Chamberlain's fate?

/ Jan 19, 2016

Will Cameron suffer Neville Chamberlain's fate?

Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to hold a referendum — perhaps as early as June — on the U.K.'s continued membership in the EU could bring down his government, destroy his political party and literally tear his country apart.

/ Nov 19, 2007

New Rumsfeld of Europe

PRAGUE — Russia's Duma elections this December are almost certain to cement the power of forces loyal to Vladimir Putin. That outcome is likely to confirm Russia's emergence as the most divisive issue in the European Union since former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ...

/ Aug 29, 2002

Will Europe's left back a war on Iraq?

LONDON -- In the black and white world of U.S. President George W. Bush, the European left is as soft as Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is evil. And the White House seems to be as uninterested in persuading the left to back a war ...