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MIDDLE EAST

COMMENTARY / World
Nov 30, 2015
Putin plays Syrian roulette
No solution for Islamic State and Syria can be achieved without a green light from Russia.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 30, 2015
Memo to Moscow: Syria is Turkey's Ukraine
Ankara is determined to make it clear that no solution for Syria can be reached unless Turkish interests are fully taken into account.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 20, 2015
How alliances of convenience spur deadly terrorist attacks
Western powers must reconsider their regional strategies, which have long depended on allies of convenience ranging from despotic Islamist rulers, as in the Persian Gulf, to Islamist militias.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 20, 2015
Putin wants victory against IS, not detente
Putin wants to win the war against Islamic State and be acknowledged as the leader who brought about victory.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 16, 2015
What does the Islamic State think it is doing?
Islamic State and its supporters may be congratulating themselves, seeing a barbaric victory in Paris, but they are forgetting the fate suffered by the Taliban in the months following the 9/11 attacks.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 16, 2015
Paris: Islamic State's strategy
Putting foreign ground troops into Syria would only make matters worse, so the least bad option for all countries concerned is to ride Islamic State's terrorist campaign out.
EDITORIALS
Nov 16, 2015
Horror in Paris
The struggle against Islamic State is a war against extremism, and the world must be prepared for more such acts of horror.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 12, 2015
The rise and fall of America's foreign policy influence
U.S. foreign policy continues to often be guided by the preponderant norm that 'might makes right' but as its power declines the results are now less successful.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 2, 2015
Benjamin Netanyahu's bid to rewrite history
Benjamin Netanyahu's recent falsehoods on the origins of the Holocaust are not the first time his words conflict with historical facts.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 27, 2015
U.S. driving Mideast allies to Putin
The Obama administration's Middle East approach is forcing America's friends in the region to hedge their bets and move closer to Russia.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 18, 2015
Humanity's cultural heritage at risk in Yemen war
The U.S., Britain and other countries backing the Saudi coalition must take action to prevent the destruction of historic structures in Yemen.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 11, 2015
The strongholds of history and geography in the Mideast
Turkey and Iran are destined to be dominant powers in the Middle East.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 6, 2015
Why the U.S. fails at training foreign armies
Why does the U.S. continue to pour billions of dollars into training foreign armies when the results are almost always dismal?
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2015
New ministry intelligence unit to monitor terrorists in four regions
A new intelligence unit to be launched under the Foreign Ministry next April will use four groups to monitor terrorists in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
Oct 4, 2015
Chance chat in Gaza alters a life
Kenji Sekine might have ended up as a wine importer at a supermarket chain in Tokyo had it not been for a chance encounter with a Palestinian boy during a trip to the Middle East in early 1999.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 20, 2015
The Syrian crisis's tangled web
Syria is a tangled web of humanitarian, political and religious complexities that seem impossible to disentangle. Yet if solutions are not found the flood tide of refugees and human misery will only grow worse.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 16, 2015
Europe's new geography
Only by repairing its balance sheet through fundamental economic and monetary reforms can the EU possibly ameliorate the continent's other problems.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 16, 2015
A crisis of shame engulfing Eastern Europe
Only when Eastern Europe comes to terms with its murderous past will its people be able to recognize their obligations to save those fleeing in the face of evil.
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 14, 2015
Palestinian leadership in crisis
Mahmoud Abbas' exit as Palestinian president could serve as an opportunity to challenge the moral collapse of the Palestinian Authority. But don't count on it.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 7, 2015
What's with news media that censor news?
The mainstream media should realize that publishing graphic war-related images can help jar the world into taking action, and censoring such images delays action.

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