Arthur Herman

Apologizing is not a job for Japan alone

In the 70 years since World War II, China has racked up a lengthy list of things to atone for, writes Arthur Herman.

  • Daniel Twining

    China's 'history war' against Japan may backfire

    By prodding Japan on history, China may cast light on its own inconvenient past and Imperial Japan-like behaviors of late, warns Daniel Twining.

  • Humphrey Hawksley

    A beckoning Asia could help to reduce Arctic tensions

    The U.S. needs to start taking the Arctic more seriously, and access to Asian markets could play a role, writes Humphrey Hawksley.

  • Mathew J. Burrows and Robert A. Manning

    Will an inverted US-China-Russia triangle reshape world order?

    It was a brilliant move in 1971, when President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger took advantage of China's desire for support against the USSR with the historic US opening to China. That chess move created a strategic triangle with the US in the dri...

  • Peter Tasker

    War anniversary is the year of the historian

    Contemporary politics, rather than a dispute over the facts of the past, is what is driving disputes over history in Asia, writes Peter Tasker.

  • Anita Inder Singh

    China-India tensions could stymie BRICS

    Conflicting national interests threaten to derail the group's quest for a more balanced world order, says Anita Inder Singh.

  • Raj Kumar Sharma

    Dragon rises in Central Asia -- security and economic dimensions

    China's foray into Central Asia is designed to contain a rebellion in Xinjiang and expand its economic influence, says Raj Kumar Sharma.

  • Karl Kaltenthaler

    Mullah Omar's death will set back peace

    Mullah Omar's death divides the Taliban, adds to militancy and hurts chances for peace in Afghanistan and the broader world, warns Karl Kaltenthaler.

  • Michael Auslin

    Russia and China fuel Asia's other 'Great Game'

    How Russia responds to China's rising influence in Siberia has huge consequences for Asia's geopolitical stability, writes Michael Auslin.

  • Robert A. Manning and James Przystup

    Why we don't need another George Kennan

    The answer to how the U.S. and Japan should approach China can be found in a 1947 essay on the USSR, according to Robert A. Manning and James Przystup.

  • Rupakjyoti Borah

    BRICS comes of age in Ufa

    BRICS, as an organisation, has come a long way since the acronym "BRIC" was coined by then-chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Jim O'Neill in a 2001 report titled, "Building Better Global Economic BRICs." The BRICS nations (the acronym stands ...

  • Bruce Stokes

    Mixed public response to America's pivot to Asia

    The U.S. economic and military pivot to Asia is an evolving project, but its credibility is solid, says Bruce Stokes.

  • Arthur Herman

    Learning from Japan's revolution in space

    Military experts agree: The U.S. is losing the race to protect its satellites from attack. The Pentagon's top weapons purchaser, Frank Kendall, even concluded in an interview in March that of all the military technology areas where the U.S. is threat...

  • Dani Rodrik

    Greece's vote for sovereignty

    CAMBRIDGE -- Creditors and debtors have found themselves at odds for as long as money has changed hands. But rarely have the issues been framed as starkly -- and in such a public manner -- as in the just completed Greek referendum. In a vote on J...

  • Bilahari Kausikan

    A counterintuitive proposal on Korean reunification

    Though the North Korean regime is often brutal, it may be in the world's interest to accept the state's existence, says Bilahari Kausikan.

  • John Lee

    China's strategists are not supermen

    Fears that China's foresight and planning make its dominance in Asia inevitable are overblown, writes John Lee.

  • Itsuo Toshima

    Athens may become China's first stop in Europe

    China may be hoping Greece withdraws from the eurozone so it can make strategic purchases there more cheaply if the country returns to the drachma. It is possible that Beijing is also wishing this to happen so that it can sweep in as a white knig...

  • Sam Geall

    China's climate change stance marks a historic shift

    Is China's green transformation underway? The balance of evidence suggests a turnaround is afoot, propelled not by external pressure but by national self-interest. Beijing on June 30 revealed the long-awaited details of its proposed undertakings ...

  • Raj Kumar Sharma

    Is India-China economic engagement doomed?

    China's strategic maneuvering around India is creating distrust that hampers economic cooperation between the two Asian giants, warns Raj Kumar Sharma.

  • Ian Bremmer

    The world's decade of living dangerously

    With the U.S. losing its appetite for superpower activism and no one ready to fill the void, expect plenty of global instability, warns Ian Bremmer.