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Liberal Hawks Mum On U.S. Intervention In Syria | The Japan Times

June 2, 2013

And Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former top State Department official who is president of the New America Foundation, has been consistently outspoken in favor of intervention. Slaughter said she wants to hear more from the intellectuals who joined her in ...

Anonymous Murder From A Safe Distance | The Japan Times

April 16, 2013

Anatol Lieven has a splendid and thoroughly knowledgeable article in the April 4 issue of the New York Review of Books, on the politics of disengaging from the war in Afghanistan. He concludes that it would be dishonorable and unreasonable for the U.S ...

Zero Dark Thirty | The Japan Times

February 14, 2013

As journalist Peter Bergen (author of “Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden”) has pointed out, “tens of millions of people are going to see this film and a lot of them are gonna walk out of theater saying coercive interrogation somehow led to bin ...

Midterm Losses Hobble Obama on a Global Scale

  • By
  • Steven Clemons,
  • New America Foundation
December 2, 2010 |

Barack Obama's political fortunes suffered a devastating blow at the election polls Nov. 2. Since then, whether on domestic policy or in the international arena, nations as well as American politicians have raised their price for cooperating with him.

Japan Hand Chalmers Johnson Dead at 79 | The Japan Times

November 22, 2010

... of US foreign policy in the modern era," Steve Clemons of the Washington DC-based New America Foundation wrote Sunday in his blog, The Washington Note. ...

Promoting 'Cool Japan' | The Japan Times

August 14, 2010

Eight years have passed since American journalist Douglas McGray first coined the phrase, but now the Japanese government is getting behind "Cool Japan" in ...

U.S. Pressure on Base Said Didn't Help Matters | The Japan Times

June 2, 2010

"Obama did little to help the new prime minister stack up some wins with the US and the international system before crushing him on Futenma," Steve Clemons ...

Drone Dependency Trivializing Afghan War | The Japan Times

March 29, 2010

During the first year of the Obama administration, there were 51 drone attacks, compared to 45 drone attacks during the full two terms of President George W. Bush's presidency, according to "The Year of the Drone," a report by the Washington-based New America Foundation. ...

Betting on a Bolder Japan

  • By
  • Steven Clemons,
  • New America Foundation
  • and Andrew L. Oros, Washington College
September 15, 2005 |

A Latin proverb says, "fortune favors the bold but abandons the timid." That, more than any other explanation captures the drama of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's gravity-defying success in catapulting his Liberal Democratic Party to its biggest electoral success ever--in contrast to the rival Democratic Party of Japan imploding from its internal contradictions and political inarticulateness.

Enronization of the Bush Administration

  • By
  • Steven Clemons,
  • New America Foundation
August 16, 2003 |

President George W. Bush has become the new Kenneth Lay. As chief executive officer of the former juggernaut Enron Corp., Lay presided over a network of deception and malfeasance that led to one of the greatest investor ripoffs in U.S. corporate history. Enron inflated reported income and conducted much of its business through off-balance-sheet transactions hidden from analysts, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the general public.

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