The interim agreement with Iran recognizes that Tehran's nuclear program is not going away, and that neither tougher sanctions nor the threat of military strikes can change that.
For Walter Pincus's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall last week became a lecture room for some lawmakers to learn about the secret of "old school" success in bipartisan House leadership.
The threat of the continuing U.S. budget sequester could succeed in yielding rational changes to the U.S. nuclear weapons program — a goal that simple logic has failed to achieve.
Many people love the convenience of cellphones and ever more social media applications. What many don't focus on is how easily outsiders can invade their lives.
It's time for a meaningful public debate about how NSA's communications data collection programs actually operate, not just the potential dangers they may pose.
Americans are learning what electronics whizzes and hackers have known all along — that computers and smartphones, which make our lives more productive and entertaining, have at the same time ended privacy as most of us have understood it. Every e-mail, cellphone call, transferred photo, ...
The American public at large is more accepting of the government's involvement in their lives than a 29-year-old former NSA contractor appears to believe.
Whoever provided the initial leak to the Associated Press in April 2012 not only broke the law but caused the abrupt end to a secret, joint U.S./Saudi/British operation in Yemen that offered valuable intelligence against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. One goal was to get ...
U.S. congressional dysfunction on defense rears its head when a subcommittee chair threatens to withhold funds for implementing the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
Would the U.S. have any legal justification for launching airstrikes against Syrian government radars, antiaircraft sites and air bases — and killing civilians?