Commentary / World Jun 8, 2010

It'd be wise to think about Japan

by Kevin Rafferty

HONG KONG — U.S. President Barack Obama has so many things on his plate — including a spreading oil spill that threatens America's fisheries and wildlife, Democratic Party prospects in the midterm elections, the jobless recovery, repercussions of the financial crisis, relentless war in ...

Commentary / World Jul 29, 2009

Old problem festers on China's new frontier

by Konstanty Gebert

WARSAW — Had the August 1991 putsch against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev not failed, the riots and death recently seen in Xinjiang could have been taking place in Russia. Instead of hearing about a crackdown in Urumqi, Xinjiang's capital, we might be reading about ...