Build the Wall—To Keep Out the BMWs and Benzes
Trump’s threatened trade war against European cars would hurt America most.
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The U.S. State Department ramps up its fight against foreign propaganda, and international support is waning for the Venezuelan president.
Japan’s Scientific Whaling Ruse Is Over
Tokyo’s pullout from international treaties may actually help save whales.
In Trump’s World, Nukes Are Self-Defense
As the Japan-U.S. alliance weakens, could Tokyo drop its nuclear weapons ban?
Super-Patriotic Anime Youth Wars!
Can the mighty Communist Party win the hearts of China’s youth, or will the 2D world lure them into Japan's clutches?
The Fate of the World Order Rests on Tokyo’s Shoulders
Japan was one of the system’s biggest winners, and it is one of the few countries that can save it now.
China’s Medical Tourists Are Steering Clear of U.S. Hospitals
Shoddy treatment at home is driving patients to Japan and Europe.
The Paris Accord Won’t Stop Global Warming on Its Own
The world needs a new alliance of green economic powers to create a low-carbon economic zone.
Don’t Let the U.S.-Japanese Alliance Get Out of Shape
Joint military exercises have kept the relationship strong despite Trump, but that could soon change.
Russia Won’t Budge an Inch on Islands Japan Claims
Putin will never give ground on territorial issues, but Abe can still warm up relations.
India Is the Weakest Link in the Quad
The four-nation mechanism was set up to contain Chinese maritime expansionism, but New Delhi is having second thoughts.
Experts Question Wisdom of Canceling U.S. Exercises with South Korea, As Mattis Makes It Official
But some analysts say it’s a small price to pay for the possibility of peace with North Korea.
With North Korea, Good Intentions Aren’t Enough
Trump's unilateral negotiating strategy will fail unless the United States collaborates with its regional allies — and adversaries — to forge a lasting peace.
State of the Trade Wars
Tracking U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs — and the retaliatory measures other countries are taking.
Abe Just Won’t Quit
Japanese prime ministers usually resign at the first whiff of scandal — but this one is breaking the mold.
Trump Dials Up the Trade War to 11
Citing national security concerns, the Trump administration could slap tariffs on autos from friends and allies. They’re not thrilled.
White House Rebuffs U.N. Appeal to Expand North Korea Food Aid
The United States sees private investment in Pyongyang, not aid, as the nuclear deal’s prize.
Trump Is Following, Not Leading
The United States has outsourced its foreign policy to regional allies. In South Korea, it might lead to peace — in Israel, it’s more likely leading to war.
The North Korean Playbook Won’t Work With Iran
Hard-liners in Tehran and Washington are both drawing the wrong lessons from diplomacy with Pyongyang — and that could lead to war.