History warns us against writing off Japan too hastily. It may not be a traditional great power on conventional criteria but it remains a consequential power in the Indo-Pacific.
Compelling economic and geopolitical factors are drawing Japan and India closer.
The humanitarian crisis afflicting Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya has damaged the country's political stability and shattered its image as a country moving toward democracy — but a resolution remains possible.
The Trump administration's apparent determination to break the Iran nuclear deal is causing global alarm, for good reason.
Washington's neocon warriors have forgotten noneof their arrogance and bad habits, and learned nothing from their string of earlier disastrous errors.
Branding calls to ban the burqa as Islamophobic is an illiberal attempt to shut down legitimate public policy debate.
Japan and South Korea have managed to live for years with the reality of vulnerability to North Korea's nukes. There is no reason why the U.S. cannot learn to do the same.
The two nuclear powers have to come to terms with the fact that no one will come out a winner if they resort to military action.
One clue to understanding the loss of trust in the professional integrity of the Western media is their unrelenting efforts to demonize Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Japanese government's stance on the U.N. nuclear ban treaty is a deeply flawed misreading of international sentiment and a deep betrayal of Japan's own history, legacy and people.