The Coming Showdown in Okinawa

by Tim Shorrock Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga arrived at the National Press Club last Friday to address the media after spending three days in Washington talking about his opposition to a new U.S. Marine base on the island. What might… Continue Reading  

The U.S. Military’s Role in Asia in the Age of Trump

by Tim Shorrock Despite the attention being given to America’s roiling wars and conflicts in the Greater Middle East, crucial decisions about the global role of U.S. military power may be made in a region where, as yet, there are… Continue Reading  

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