Absent any strategy for a political solution, Russia, the Arab nations and the West will face a grave threat if the war between the Syrian regime and the armed opposition continues to drag on.
Recently, Lt. Gen. John Wissler, commander of the U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan, has once again put his foot in his mouth. He declared: "If we were directed to take the Senkakus, could we? Yes…. And that’s where that whole integration of our full capabilities as a Navy-Marine Corps team would be of value." [Read more]
A single misstep could lead to horrible tragedy. The fact that this latest accident at Ie Shima Airfield didn't result in personal or material injury is a small miracle owing to nothing more than chance. We cannot overlook what has happened. The United States military should stop the dangerous practice of air dropping [Read more]
The American administration has given up the role that the United States has traditionally played in world affairs for the last 70 years. The extent of the consequences is yet to be seen, even if they are already felt from Kiev to the China Seas.
If all East Asian affairs only need a few words from the American president and his attitude in a visit, then the Asian countries and Washington have a relationship similar to a kindergarten class and its teacher.
President Obama has said that he will shift America's focus to Asia, but reality is constantly forcing him to reconsider.
Perhaps it is the best expression of the arch-famous division between the 1 percent and the 99 percent. In the United States, finding a job at a company where half the employees receive food stamps is twice as difficult as being accepted into Harvard, or three times as difficult as getting into Stanford's Masters of [Read more]
The nomination was presented as a good catch. But unfortunately, it has been perceived as dubious above all else.
Last week, Dropbox, the popular file storage and sharing service, drew animosity by announcing with great pomp the introduction of Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state and national security [Read more]
Next week, U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Japan to meet and issue a joint statement together with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Japanese media has printed that the U.S. did not accede to Japan's requests to spell out "the U.S. obligation to defend the Senkakus" within the joint statement. The fact is that [Read more]