Regions / Asia & Pacific
World attention through the early months of 2010 focused on the tiny hamlet of Henoko in Northern Okinawa as Prime Minister Hatoyama struggled to find a way to meet his (and the Democratic Party of Japan's) electoral commitment to see that no substitute for the existing Futenma Marine Air Station be constructed in Okinawa.
The United States is sanctioning North Korea at the worst time -- for itself, as well as them.
Okinawans are nowhere to be seen at this summer's U.S. military appreciation day at the controversial Futenma air base.
India offers rural couples cash in an attempt to curb overpopulation.
The United States bombed Cambodia and supported the Khmer Rouge after its fall from power. Why are Washington and the mainstream media ignoring this complicity?
In the raging currents of world history, the framework of Cold War-style "alliance diplomacy" has reached its limit.
The people of South Korea, North Korea and the United States are already paying a tax, not for reunification, but for preparation for war
Agribusiness, an industry that found a way to profit during the Vietnam War, is emerging as a beneficiary of U.S. post-conflict policies in the Middle East as well.
Geopolitics drove the U.S.-China detente. It could do the same between Washington and Pyongyang.
There is no more fitting way to observe the anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki then to ratify the new strategic arms reduction treaty, argues columnist Frida Berrigan.