Editorials Sep 8, 2010

Mr. Karzai's corruption problem

The key to a viable Afghanistan, one that is stable and peaceful and commands the allegiance of a majority of its citizens, is an honest and credible government. The Taliban and other insurgencies are a threat, but they gain traction only because Afghans feel ...

Commentary Jan 8, 2007

Cabinet office losing its grip

by Keizo Nabeshima

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is under intense pressure to overhaul his administration after two scandal-tainted aides were forced to resign in December. The trouble came only three months after he took office. Abe's influence could decline sharply, and the reform plans he inherited from predecessor ...