Japan wants a “normal” foreign policy. Its neighbors want apologies for wartime atrocities — and an assurance that Japanese militarism is a thing of the past.
The Case for a Robot-in-Chief
It’s time to stop relying on human presidents.
Obama’s Triple Crown
Obama’s no peace president, but he’s won important diplomatic victories. Will they survive the 2016 election?
Some international NGOs promote universal norms and values while others advance the interests of governments. Is it possible to create space for one kind without the other?
Iran: Deal or No Deal?
Rare are the moments when enormously complex situations lend themselves to unambiguous yes-or-no answers. This is one of them.
Foreign policy hawks are aflutter about “American retreat,” yet they’re the ones stonewalling on sending U.S. representatives to global institutions.
The 47 Republican Samurai
The Senate GOP’s letter to Iran was an act of vengeance for their discredited code of honor: neoconservatism.
The Kremlin’s Kool-Aid
Washington is responsible for a plethora of global calamities. But Putin’s Russia isn’t offering an appealing alternative at all.
It’s tempting to call ISIS “medieval” murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.
Is Japan’s Prime Minister the Next Putin?
America’s top ally in East Asia is bulking up its military, picking fights with its neighbors, and showing a blithe disregard for democracy.