Commentary / World Sep 1, 2011

Common cause could draw India, China closer

by Na, lwhit86, Benjamin Brady, Imelda Hamada, harranda, semitani@gmail.com, John, natyunpi, tapon, Pavel Litvinov, Mas, Ray, Hwakyong Rahat Namkung, Hidemaru, Isaac Herrera, Jess Gates and Harsh V. Pant

In an unusual outburst, China has for the first time publicly blamed Pakistan for the trouble in Xinjiang province where around 20 people we killed in a flareup last week. Even as ISI chief Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha was visiting China, the state-run Xinhua ...

Editorials Feb 24, 2009

Breaking the U.S.-Iran deadlock

In his attempt to find a new U.S. policy toward Iran, U.S. President Barack Obama is trying to engage the nation through direct dialogue, a move that Iran appears to have responded to rather positively. The Iraq war provided Iran with an opportunity to ...

Editorials Aug 23, 2008

Boosting the faltering economy

The government is now working on measures to bolster the nation's slowing economy. Japan's gross domestic product in the March-June quarter shrank by an annualized 2.4 percent from the previous quarter. Government leaders should be keenly aware that the Japanese economy faces the double danger ...

Editorials Aug 15, 2008

Remember what militarism did

Two years ago, Japan marked the anniversary of the end of World War II under politically noisy circumstances as Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, in his official capacity as prime minister, visited Yasukuni Shrine, Japan's war shrine. Last year, then Prime Minister Shinzo Abe refrained from ...