The peoplpe inside government who believe America is at motral risk should do something more than gossip to a celebrated journalist.
For Peter Van Buren's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Diplomacy — the alternative to war — is the messy business of meeting adversaries, not ignoring them.
The changing balance of power in the Middle East threatens to leave the U.S. on the sidelines.
Islamic States' shift to suicide-bombing tactics should not be taken as a sign that the terrorist group's power is declining.
The nuclear attack on Hiroshima set in motion a sweeping, national generalization that if Americans do it, it is right.
The Middle East map should to redrawn to reflect current ethnic, tribal, religious and political realities.
By beheading of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr, Saudi King Salman is sending a message to adversaries at home and abroad.
Shinzo Abe is a politician who found himself powerful enough to act on his own ideas, apart from what many feel are his nation's legitimate security needs.
President Barack Obama must try to convince the Gulf Cooperation Council that the U.S. has an Iran policy that encompasses their security needs.
What was once America's most stable relationship in Asia is moving into the category of "it's complicated."