Saturday, March 7, 2015
  1. Machiavelli in Euroland

    Harold James

    Machiavelli in Euroland


     emphasizes the importance of conviction to the effective exercise of political cunning.

    Machiavelli Statue Crashworks/Flickr

    More than 500 years after writing his famous political treatise The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli has reemerged as one of Europe's most popular political thinkers. And, indeed, at a time when economic policymakers are facing extraordinarily confusing challenges, he has some useful advice to offer. READ MORE

  2. 破坏东盟名声

    Gareth Evans
  3. Japan’s Sensitive Military Normalization

    Jamie Metzl

    Japan’s Sensitive Military Normalization


     says that seven decades of exemplary behavior cannot overcome opposition to a new defense posture.

    Japan self defense force officers U.S. Pacific Fleet/Flickr

    Given the threats that Japan faces – and its exemplary record of responsible behavior since WWII – constitutional constraints on its ability to defend itself should be eased. But overcoming opposition to Japan's military normalization will require the country to demonstrate that it has come to terms fully with its wartime record. READ MORE

  4. 比比来到华盛顿

    Ian Buruma
  5. 危险的欧元政治

    Andrés Velasco

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