A trade war gets put 'on hold'

U.S. President Donald Trump's desire for a successful summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and a resolution to the nuclear standoff with North Korea, is shaping his trade ...

May 16, 2018

Trump keeps a dangerous promise

Contrary to the president's claims, the move will make peace harder to reach and will likely embolden hardliners on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide.

May 15, 2018

Improve public document system

Public documents that record the government's decision-making process are, as defined by the law on managing such documents, "people's common intellectual property that underpins the foundation of democracy." The law implemented in 2011 mandates that such documents be created and preserved so citizens can ...

May 14, 2018

Mahathir makes a stunning comeback

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohomad's win in parliamentary elections is a victory for democracy in a region that has experienced many recent setbacks in that area.

May 7, 2018

Reject U.S. trade unilateralism

Japan has rightly fended off U.S. demands to open bilateral negotiations and has filled the leadership vacuum Washington created by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That sober and deliberate approach must be maintained.