Korea and Our Asia Policy
On January 30, 1995, in response to a question in a Diet committee,Japanese Prime Minister Murayama Tomiichi* said that Japan is partlyresponsible for the division of the Korean peninsula after World WarII.
Asia: Skepticism about Optimism
Perhaps now that Pacific Asians have moved from Marxist to market economics, the logic of economic interdependence has made arms racing and power rivalry less sensible and less likely. On balance, it is probably better for Pacific Asian stability
The Panic Gap: Reactions to North Korea's Bomb
Everyone knows that Americans should pay more attention to events outside their country's borders, especially now that we live in the Interdependent Age. But maybe the reverse is true.
Japan's Asia Card
Is Japan, having drawn its last drop of cultural strength from the West, about to turn its back and abscond with Asia, adding a new intellectual and ideological dimension to the economic co-prosperity sphere it has so dramatically resurrected?
Asia-Pacific: The Case for Geopolitical Optimism
Uncertainties concerning the nature of the emerging international order are nowhere greater than in the vast region of the Asia-Pacific.
Asia's Rising Middle Class: Not a Force for Change
The ethic that has governed the East Asian Miracle and formed its middle class is antithetical to pluralistic liberalism -- and to change.
Defending the Lucky Country
The conundrums of Australian strategy are long-term concerns, and ones of which the Australians are quite aware. With regard to defense policy, as with other aspects of its national existence, Australia remains the lucky country, but one whose luc
Asia's Fate: A Response to the Singapore School
The economic success of East and Southeast Asia challenges the verities of Western historical uniqueness.
The '1205 Document': A Story of American Prisoners, Vietnamese Agents, Soviet Archives, Washington Bureaucrats, and the Media
Last January, I was sitting in the former headquarters of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, reading top-secret Soviet files about the Vietnam war.