Japan's prime minister speaks openly about the mistakes he made in his first term, Abenomics, Japan's wartime record (and his own controversial statements on that history), and the bitter Senkaku/Diaoyu Island dispute with China.
China's new ambassador to the United States (and a rising star in Beijing) sets out his vision for U.S.-Chinese relations, discusses whether China is a revisionist power, and how it plans to deal with cyber security -- and Japan.
Poland's minister of foreign affairs speaks with Foreign Affairs about his country's history, its future, and its place in Europe.
The executive director of the 9/11 Commission argues that American defenses against terrorism have been improved, but he says politics and bureaucracy have foiled several vital reforms.
The U.S. mission in Afghanistan suffers from a lack of common objectives among U.S. agencies, argue Randy George and Dante Paradiso. What the war needs is a single commander to unite civilian and military efforts, they write. Not so, replies James Dobbins: Washington should be loath to move away from its tradition of civilian control of the armed forces.
Michael Bröning, Tony Badran, and Mara E. Karlin and Andrew J. Tabler on the increasingly brutal crackdown in Syria, the durability of the Assad regime and what, if anything, the United States can do to bring the crisis to a peaceful end.
Iran analysts Hooman Majd and Mohsen Milani discuss the upcoming Iranian presidential election on a conference call with Gideon Rose, the editor of Foreign Affairs.
On NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook, Andrew Tabler previews his forthcoming Foreign Affairs essay on the spillover of Syria's civil war and how Washington can stop it. Also featured in the discussion are the Financial Times' Roula Khalaf and Ambassador Ryan Crocker.
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