The Anglo-Saxon market economy is widely regarded as superior to other economic models, including the French, in many ways. But the French system has succeeded in the single most important realm: producing future generations.
April 23, 2007 10:36 AM
November 2, 2006 8:20 PM
Tokyo, Japan - There is a strange sigh of relief in Beijing when North Korea said it would return to the 6-Party talks. Some even mentioned the partial lifting of sanctions against North Korea. I say no way.
October 10, 2006 11:32 AM
Tokyo, Japan - Kim Jong-Il, North Korea's dictator, once again showed that he is unstoppable by conducting a nuclear test. It is high time for the international community to realize that only united front can teach the despot a lesson.
August 10, 2006 9:30 AM
Tokyo, Japan - Three Asian countries out of the world's top five energy consumers are conspicuously missing from the international efforts to end the crisis in Middle East. This, however, does not mean that China, Japan and India are not interested in stability. Quite the contrary.
August 2, 2006 12:00 PM
Tokyo, Japan - Given the staggering daily death tolls in Iraq, divorcing warring parts may be a viable way to lesson tragedies while enhancing democratic practices within the smaller units.
July 18, 2006 2:59 PM
Tokyo, Japan -- Mr. Shimon Peres, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister, told our colleague in Tel Aviv on Tuesday that he didn't think any UN force would work to disarm Hezbollah. He may be right, but there is no viable alternative. So let's waste money on another unworkable mission.
July 10, 2006 9:04 AM
China is losing nothing by patronizing North Korea. The impoverished regime is not only a diplomatic joker in the deck for China, but also a hidden gold mine that nobody else in the region dares to exploit.
July 8, 2006 10:37 AM
Israel is an economic giant. The Palestinians are desperately weak. Hamas leaders should play their one real card: Recognition of Israel. Israelis can give in return plenty of things that will definitely benefit Palestinian people.
June 26, 2006 10:00 AM
Tokya, Japan -- The Revolution of 1956 -- though failed -- still made a difference. After all, the Hungarian people courageously made up their losses afterwards and eventually led all of Eastern Europe into revolts in 1989.
June 23, 2006 1:00 PM
Tokyo, Japan -- North Korea has been toying with dangerous weapons for so long, wrongly hoping that it can intimidate neighboring grown-ups. It is time to teach the ill-bred child that bad behaviors are not tolerated in the real world.