The Quad’s Malabar Exercises Point the Way to an Asian NATO
India, Japan, Australia, and the United States have a good model if they want to keep the peace without threatening China.
Some in Japan Are Already Missing Trump
Conservative commentators dislike Biden, but they’re a minority.
Japan Worries About Four More Years of Trump—and About a Biden Presidency
Neither U.S. presidential option is great for Tokyo.
Abenomics Can Flourish Without Abe
Japan’s new prime minister has the skills to take on the country’s bureaucrats.
Team Biden Should Start With an Asia Pivot 2.0
U.S. policy to contain China will require a lot more continuity with Trump than Biden’s backers would like to admit.
India Doesn’t Need the Quad to Counter China—and Neither Do Its Partners
The nascent pact with Australia, Japan, and the United States is pointless. It should be quietly disbanded.
Suga Promises Continuity. But on Economics, He Can’t Possibly Deliver.
If the yen gets stronger, Japan’s new prime minister will have to come up with something new to protect exports.
Japan’s Suga Will Struggle to Pull off Abe’s Defense Transformation
The new Japanese prime minister shares many of outgoing Shinzo Abe’s policies—but isn’t as wedded to Abe’s big overhaul.
Japan’s New Prime Minister Is a Fixer, Not a Leader
Abe’s right-hand man taking power could mean a return to the days of short-lived premierships.
What the West Needs From Modi
An alliance of democracies to contain China makes sense. But Modi needs to clean up his act.
Biden Has a Serious Credibility Problem in Asia
U.S. allies have grown comfortable with Trump and his tough approach to China—and are anxious about a Biden victory.
Abe Ruined the Most Important Democratic Relationship in Asia
The outgoing Japanese prime minister’s ultranationalism destroyed ties with South Korea.
The Abe Era Ends, Cheering China, Concerning Washington
The United States hasn’t had to worry about Japan in nearly a decade. Now it might have to start.
Unloved But Successful, Shinzo Abe Takes His Bow
The longest-ever-serving Japanese prime minister steered the country through rocky years.
The Half-Real World of Ghost of Tsushima
The game is hauntingly beautiful, but it reshapes history and geography.