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April 15, 2024

Prime Minister Kishida’s Tour de Force

The highlights from Kishida Fumio's busy week in Washington.

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden welcome Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the North Portico for an official State Dinner at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2024. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

March 5, 2015

United States
The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs

A collection of protest songs providing a window into the mood of the anti-Vietnam War movement. 


May 4, 2017

United States
Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for "The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs." I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…

Mick Jagger featured in the 1970 documentary, "Gimme Shelter." (Photo : Reuters)

March 7, 2024

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Ramadan Cease-Fire Prospects, Portugal’s Snap Election, Oscars Go International, and More

Negotiators attempt to establish a six-week cease-fire and hostage exchange deal between Israel and Hamas before the start of the sacred Islamic month of Ramadan; Portugal holds a snap parliamentary …

Podcast U.S. Air Force members work on the preparation of a humanitarian aid drop for Gaza residents on March 5, 2024.

December 9, 2013

North Korea
The Removal of Jang Song-taek

There is nothing like a good purge to spark off speculation about the future of an opaque totalitarian regime like the one in North Korea. The problem, of course, is that unless one knows what is goi…


February 23, 2024

Beijing’s Ideological Pivot Back To the Past

As China turns the page from its reform era, the Chinese Communist Party's official discourse increasingly references the country's imperial past. 

A large propaganda poster can be seen from a street in Shanghai, China.