William Pfaff

For William Pfaff's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Commentary / World Mar 20, 2015

U.S. alienating European allies

Trans-Atlantic relations are worse than they have been in some years, as Europeans widely attribute the new jihadism, the chaos in Iraq, Syria and Libya, the newly proclaimed Islamic State group, tension with Iran, and the sinister turn of events in Israel/Palestine to American ...

Commentary / World Feb 20, 2015

Uses, and abuses, of history in the Middle East conflict

There remains in the U.S. an incorrigible conviction that it is the "indispensable" nation, and that it alone can bring peace to nations. And that's done by more intervention and war, splitting nations in civil, tribal and sectarian battles in which the U.S. chooses ...