Japanese pacifism under attack

After World War II, Japan adopted a constitution that formally renounced war or maintaining military forces. In the years since, Japan has...

North Korea’s nuclear gambit

Sixty-four years ago, a ceasefire brought a halt to the Korean War and left Korea divided.  But in recent weeks the frozen conflict on the...

Grading Obama’s Asia pivot

Rebalance in U.S. relations yields mix results A key pillar of President Barack Obama's foreign policy has been the attempted "pivot to...

Fukushima: three years later

In March 2011, an earthquake and tsunami devastated the eastern coast of Japan. Thousands of people were killed, and scores more were displaced as...