The U.S.-Japan Alliance Should Pivot to China’s Human Rights Issues
Washington and Tokyo need a sharp focus in a challenging era.
The Pandemic Is Putting Gangsters in Power
As states struggle, organized crime is rising to new prominence.
Biden Should Finish Trump’s One Good Trade Idea
The president can corner China by bringing one of his predecessor’s foreign-policy initiatives to completion.
Beijing’s Welcome Gift to Biden: More Threats and Tensions
If China is seeking a reset of relations, it has a strange way of showing it.
Why Attempts to Build a New Anti-China Alliance Will Fail
The big strategic game in Asia isn’t military but economic.
Tokyo Wants the Olympics to Happen Even if the Public Doesn’t
The Japanese government is locked into what critics call a misguided project.
East Asia Takes a Cautious Coronavirus Victory Lap
Here are five of our best pieces on how East Asia handled the pandemic.
Cutting Through the Hype on Asia’s New Trade Deal
The RCEP truly is a China-style trade agreement: platitudinous and ineffective.
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.