Brian Urquhart was the quintessential international civil servant — determined and unflappable — whose vision remained fixed on the big picture.
The United States will survive this moment, but it will be wounded. We must recognize that even America, a bastion of democracy, can be undermined, and seduced by an autocrat.
Despite the advances the Trump administration made with Taiwan, it left two important actions incomplete, which makes his electoral defeat unfortunate for supporters of Taiwan.
During the four years of the Trump administration, the U.S. has been left behind in efforts to construct a new regional architecture in the Asia-Pacific.
Only by working together — as citizens and residents, politicians and medical health professionals — can we defeat COVID-19 and make 2021 the year of recovery and hope.
Vogel’s passing leaves a great void and his death — like his life — should occasion reflection and action in Japan to honor and continue his efforts.
Researchers found that people who participated in the government's Go To Travel campaign were as much as twice as likely to have COVID-19 symptoms than those who did not.
Science now allows us to pluck pieces of our history from asteroids as they whiz by.
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.
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.
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.
Global pressure will be required to push back against China’s harmful trade practices, including state subsidies and intellectual property theft.
The removal of President Donald Trump from a number of social media platforms may serve as a catalyst for the formation of new services.
The Biden administration must have the chance to start with a clean slate. That can’t happen until we put the vote behind us.
Whether Biden can restore and sustain America’s global leadership depends on how effectively he mends domestic fractures and addresses deep-seated misgivings about globalization.
If the nation wants to maintain its current standard of living, it has no choice but to maintain a course that embraces international cooperation.
The Biden administration may be trapped in a quandary over Taiwan because the U.S. may send the wrong signal to China if the new secretary of state nullifies Pompeo’s Jan. 9 decision.
Trump had given himself no room for error. He built no relationships with any Democrats, and relatively few with Republicans.