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Netanyahu can gain from Iran’s missile barrage error

Napoleon Bonaparte is supposed to have told his generals never to interrupt an enemy who was making a mistake. It is as good advice today as it was...

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Marc Champion

Can we trust the polls? How emerging technologies affect democracy

Do technologies change how democracy works, or do democratic principles determine how technologies work? With 2024 being a global election year —...

yesterday 20

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Kousuke Saitou

Iran hawks want to strike now. They're wrong.

John Bolton has called for Israel to respond to Iran’s massive, failed weekend missile barrage by destroying its nuclear fuel facilities. In one...

yesterday 20

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Marc Champion

Give credit where credit’s due after prime minister's outstanding U.S. summit

Last week’s Japan-U.S. summit has been rightly called historic and the beginning of a new era. It was a big deal for Tokyo and the alliance — if...

yesterday 10

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Brad Glosserman

Women’s needs in disasters are still not accounted for

Japan is regarded as a global leader in disaster preparedness and response policies, demonstrating efficiency and resilience in the face of...

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Julia Gerster

An EV trade war with China would be an own goal for carmakers

A nasty thing about waging war is that your enemies have a habit of fighting back. That is a lesson German Chancellor Olaf Scholz would do well to...

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David Fickling

A humbled Yoon must future-proof Seoul’s alliances

South Korea’s parliamentary elections are not a referendum on the foreign policy of President Yoon Suk-yeol. Indeed, foreign policy barely ranks...

previous day 20

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Gearoid Reidy

Tackling the world’s hidden debt problem

From the COVID-19 pandemic to advanced economies' interest rate hikes, developments over the last few years have left many developing economies...

previous day 20

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Pablo Saavedra

Ukraine’s drone attacks light a fuse under global oil supplies

Long before engaging in a shooting war, Russia and Ukraine were in an energy war. Bitter disputes over natural gas supply predate the current...

12.04.2024 2

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Liam Denning

Swedish-style paternity leave could unleash Japan’s potential

With the idea of paternity leave gaining traction in Japan, could dads with strollers become a boon to socioeconomic success, innovation and...

12.04.2024 4

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Anders Olshov

Hail to the minilateral chiefs: Biden, Kishida and Marcos

The pageantry unfolding in Washington this week, and again this summer, will speak volumes about the U.S. and its changing role in the world, as...

11.04.2024 1

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Andreas Kluth

Kishida's U.S. state visit may be a turning point in the nation's foreign policy

No other politician has such a wide "perception gap" in his home country and abroad than Fumio Kishida. The prime minister, on a state visit to the...

11.04.2024 4

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Kuni Miyake

The ‘3-Body Problem’ of adapting content across borders

(Mild spoilers for Netflix’s "3-Body Problem" follow.) Like many readers of Liu Cixin’s "Three-Body" series of novels, I was a bit taken aback by...

10.04.2024 2

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Gearoid Reidy

James Bond and Jason Bourne ruined spies for all of us

On March 12, America’s spy chiefs gave Congress their annual intelligence threat assessment of dangers facing the nation, but few Americans noticed....

10.04.2024 2

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Samuel Townsend And Amy Zegart

Landmark sexual violence survey reveals shocking data

More robust action against sexual violence and abuse is required in Japan, which lags behind many countries in terms of gender equality, ranking...

10.04.2024 1

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Machiko Osawa

Does Pakistan still matter to India?

Among the many issues that will confront the government that emerges from India’s upcoming general election — running from April 19 through June 1...

10.04.2024 2

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Shashi Tharoor

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