Articles by Jason Miks

A Conversation with Bjorn Lomborg

Editor's note: TCS Contributor Jason Miks recently interviewed Danish statistician and author Bjorn Lomborg. TCS: It is five years this year since the English-language edition of The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World was released. L Read More

'I Buy Goods From Poorer Countries'

Editor's note: How long can Europe keep further globalization at bay? Jason Miks talks to Madsen Pirie, president of the Adam Smith Institute, about the EU's need to reconsider labor mobility, free markets, and immigration TCS: The British trade secretary... Read More

Give Japan a Seat

TOKYO -- What do Estonia, Latvia and Uganda all have in common? They all received their first ministerial level visits from a Japanese official last month.The visits mark the beginning of a new charm offensive aimed at improving links with... Read More

Yes NATO... But NAATO?

TOKYO -- Three years ago there were reports of discussions between US and Indian officials about the possibility of creating an Asian version of NATO. Indeed, Professor Madhav Nalapat, an influential adviser to the Indian government who was reported to... Read More

Tokyo Drift?

During the 1990s, Japan's economy languished -- rocked by what seemed like an endless stream of financial and political scandals. Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa was forced to resign in April 1994, just eight months after taking office, following allegations that. Read More

Identity Crisis and Schools

The latest Diet session has now concluded in Japan and as expected, some legislation has been passed on to the next session to be deliberated in the fall. One debate that could prove particularly contentious is that over the Fundamental... Read More

After the Taliban, Look East

Recent weeks have seen some of the worst violence in Afghanistan since US-led forces toppled the Taliban in 2001, with over 900 people being killed this year. With NATO set to take over in the south of the country, I... Read More

Constitutional Obstacles?

Fifteen years ago this June, Japan dispatched a minesweeping force to the Persian Gulf to clean up unclaimed mines in the region. The mission was a success and marked a high point in what had been until that moment one... Read More

Koizumi's Legacy

TOKYO -- Last month saw quite a milestone in Japanese politics. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi marked 5 years in office. This is no mean feat in the notoriously faction-driven world of Japanese politics -- indeed Koizumi is now the third... Read More

Nationalism on the Rise?

What's in a name? Quite a lot judging by the latest diplomatic spat between Japan and South Korea. Last week saw another twist in the disputed ownership of a group of islands lying between the two countries, which the Japanese... Read More

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