As military spending spirals, should Tokyo consider channeling the free-market spirit of the 1980s?
Steven TuckerMarch 18, 2023
The fact that President Joe Biden chose South Korea as the first stop of his first Asian tour since his inauguration is significant. Washington and Seoul are seeking to upgrade their military alliance into a “comprehensive global strategic alliance.”
Jianli Yang & Xueli WangJune 16, 2022
“It was inevitable that the final surrender of Japan, ending the costliest war of human history, should be greeted with a delirium of joy all over the world, and in America particularly.”
Reinhold Niebuhr & Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Mark MeltonAugust 28, 2020
In this episode of the Foreign Policy ProvCast, Joshua Walker speaks with Mark Melton about Japan’s geopolitical role, especially as…
Joshua W. Walker & Mark MeltonAugust 7, 2020
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic devastation of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, which helped bring about the…
Marc LiVecche & Daniel StrandAugust 6, 2020
Writing about his experience in the Battle of Okinawa, US Marine Eugene Sledge reported that “men struggled and fought and…
Marc LiVecche & Saul DavidMay 21, 2020
Last week marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Iwo Jima. The Japanese intended to make the American cost of taking the island so severe they would reconsider invading the Japanese home islands. On this point, the Japanese condemned themselves by their very success. The shadow of Iwo Jima is arguably a mushroom cloud.
Marc LiVeccheApril 3, 2020
Pope Francis visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki this weekend. In both locations, he lamented the horrors and immorality of nuclear weapons. He got the horror right, not much else.
Marc LiVeccheNovember 25, 2019
Midway is a magnificent movie about the 1942 naval and aerial battle that blocked further Japanese aggression in the Pacific….
Mark TooleyNovember 23, 2019