Jonathan Landay

For Jonathan Landay's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Planned drawdown in Afghanistan imperils U.S. push for peace

World Dec 22, 2018

Planned drawdown in Afghanistan imperils U.S. push for peace

U.S. President Donald Trump will upend his own strategy to bring peace to Afghanistan and end America's longest war if he proceeds with plans to withdraw about half of the 14,000 U.S. troops there, according to veteran diplomats and U.S. officials. A drawdown also will ...

Some Trump assertions on Iran questioned by experts

World Oct 14, 2017

Some Trump assertions on Iran questioned by experts

In Friday's speech laying out his strategy toward Iran and his decision not to certify it is complying with the 2015 nuclear agreement, U.S. President Donald Trump made a series of statements that analysts questioned. Trump said he might terminate the deal under which Iran ...