Jul 29 — South Korea needs to make the best use of Japan’s recent approach to North Korea to turn a seeming crisis into a golden opportunity. The more that Seoul has major nuclear powers such as the United States and China try to persuade the North to abandon its nuclear and missile programs, the harder Pyongyang responds by demanding recognition as a nuclear weapons state and urging arms reductio... Read More
Jun 30 — Japan-India relations are poised to enter a new phase following the election of Narendra Modi as India’s new prime minister in a BJP-led National Democratic Alliance.
Strong ties with Japan have cross-party backing in Indian political circles and hence Modi would be sure to take off where his predecessor, Manmohan Singh, left off. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited India earlier t... Read More
Jun 30 — “Happy families are all alike, but every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” The opening lines of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina are relevant to Pakistan. Despite being home to the Indus Valley Harappan and at least 20 other major civilizations, and despite its highly educated elite today, Pakistan serves as a case study in how not to live. Following an “honor killing” of a pregnant ... Read More
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