Nina L. Khrushcheva

For Nina L. Khrushcheva's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Prosecute the populists?

Commentary / World Jun 2, 2021

Prosecute the populists?

Until the cease-fire, the world’s attention was trained on Israel’s airstrikes on Gaza, which may have suited Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is facing trial on corruption charges. And Netanyahu is hardly the only populist leader in legal peril. From Austria to the United Kingdom ...

G.I. Joe Trotsky

Commentary / World May 2, 2021

G.I. Joe Trotsky

According to The Washington Post, of the 380 of the people now facing federal charges stemming from the riot, some 44 are current or former U.S. armed forces members.

Disorder from the courts

Commentary / World Apr 7, 2021

Disorder from the courts

Judges have probably done as much as any band of revolutionaries to disrupt political systems — in the process often undermining, rather than advancing, the cause of justice.

Ten hours that shook America

Commentary / World Jan 8, 2021

Ten hours that shook America

America now finds itself confronting something that hasn’t happened since the time of Abraham Lincoln: rejection of the constitutional order by a significant share of the electorate.

The buck stops with Putin

Commentary / World Sep 20, 2020

The buck stops with Putin

Those now accusing the Kremlin in Alexei Navalny’s poisoning are unlikely to find any “smoking gun.” It doesn’t matter: ultimately, the Kremlin is to blame.