Issues / Energy
The problem here is "governance failure." Or maybe we should just call it "decadence." The United States may at this point be so weakened by rot and ideology that it is unable even to act in its own interests, let alone the interests of its people, let alone the interests of humanity as a whole.
The nuclear threat, organizers say, extends beyond Tohoku, even beyond Japan. And indeed, this is the message that has been heard around the world, as the anti-nuke protest and politics were staged with specific reference to Fukushima (sadly, rarely with respect to the wider Tohoku region).
Ghana is the latest focus of oil companies. Can it escape the resource curse?
This article examines why, in the midst of an unprecedented cascade of disasters, natural and nuclear, the Kan problem trumped all others.
How did a right-wing thinktank devise U.S. policy toward Africa?
Predictions of economic decline and regime change in China have become increasingly popular. Hard times ahead? Almost certainly. Regime change? Not so likely.
The case of Timor-Leste proves once again how petroleum dependency turns out to be a curse rather than a blessing.
What makes Iran's nuclear program controversial is Iran's political identity as a state or who Iran is or what it stands for.
Robots were a major force in the automation drive that made Japan the most competitive nation in manufacturing in the 1980s. That glory seems to have faded in recent decades, and Japanese robotics are no exception.
Lady Gaga recently went to Japan to help out the victims of the earthquake. But did she send out all the right messages?