The assassination last week of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s most important nuclear scientist, was aimed as much at the administration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden as it was the regime in Tehran. The murder raises tensions in the Persian Gulf region as Iranian authorities threaten ...
Most important, his team is composed of policy traditionalists who believe the U.S. must be engaged in the world, endeavor to lead, and should do so through the multilateral institutions.
Pyongyang has yet to recognize Joe Biden as the next U.S. president, but is likely hoping he will lift sanctions as an incentive to bring North Korea back to the negotiating table.
A recent study projected that unequal global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines could cost the world economy up to $1.2 trillion.
The U.S. absence in both the RCEP and CPTPP partnerships obliges Japan to show leadership to direct both agreements toward integration, openness, good governance and the rule of law.
The $37 billion initial public offering would have been the world’s largest and conferred a value of $316 billion on the Chinese financial giant.
In the absence of a clear victory in the U.S. election, the winner inherits a deeply divided country, one in which neither side believes in the legitimacy of the other.
Genuine, sustainable progress depends on changing economic incentives for energy production and use.
China is credited for making the region a priority for Tokyo, but Southeast Asia has always been one of Japan’s vital interests.
North Korea sent a simple message at the military parade last week to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Korean Workers’ Party: Kim Jong Un’s commitment to his nuclear arsenal is unflagging.
Mounting concern about Chinese behavior prompted the four countries that make up the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue to resurrect the forum in 2017.
The economic impact of this crisis has reached historic proportions; and, while not as bad as the Great Depression, it is far worse than the Great Recession a decade ago.
The world is facing a set of unprecedented crises and the world body is distracted by geopolitical rivalries and a growing tendency of governments to go it alone.
Suga’s career has been marked by hard work. He knows how to maneuver in a bureaucracy. But those efforts, until now, have been in the service of someone else’s agenda.
What Africa might need is its own Japan — a pioneering country that can industrialize first, and then invest in the rest of the continent.
The third rail of Indian politics has always been agriculture. While the economy has been partly liberalized since opening up to the world in 1991, the process has largely bypassed the three-fifths of Indians who depend for their livelihoods, directly or indirectly, on farming. ...
By demonstrating a willingness to cooperate despite their fundamental differences, Biden and Xi can reassure the global community that cooler heads have prevailed in both countries.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quick to blame Israel, describing the act as an indication of “desperate warmongering of perpetrators.”
Almost 90% of the population was below the international poverty threshold in 1981, according to the World Bank; by the 2019, that was under 1%.
The U.S. has dealt with the question of decline more than once in the postwar era.
Jihadis represent a tiny minority of the world’s Muslims. But, by making clear their willingness to behave inhumanely, they have ensured that few dare defy them.