Hiroshima and History

by Alexis Dudden The nearly impossible will soon take place. On May 27, President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima. “This (visit) is something that we think is important to do,” National Security Adviser Susan Rice explained on CNN the other day.… Continue Reading  

President Obama Should Visit Hiroshima

by Paul R. Pillar Secretary of State Kerry’s visit to Hiroshima, as part of a trip in which he met with other G-7 foreign ministers in preparation for a summit meeting later this spring, has raised the prospect of President… Continue Reading  

Japan and South Korea: A New Beginning?

by John Feffer Japan and South Korea have very close alliances with the United States. They also have had diplomatic relations with each other for 50 years, not to mention considerable trade back and forth during that time. At a popular… Continue Reading  

America’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 Years Later

by Christian Appy “Never, never waste a minute on regret. It’s a waste of time.” — President Harry Truman Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I’m wondering if we’ve come even one… Continue Reading  

The New World Order Rebooted

by James A. Russell America’s fool’s errand in Iraq continues, with depressing daily headlines suggesting that the United States is doubling down yet again on previously failed attempts to build another Iraqi Army with more advisers and more sophisticated arms.… Continue Reading