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Changing Career Goals for Female Students in Japan

To follow up on my previous article about <i>shūkatsu</i>, Japanese students’ hunt for post-graduation jobs, in which I discussed this annual ritual in the …

Employment

Trump’s invention of a Swedish terrorist attack was funny. But it likely comes from a dark place.

Saturday night, President Donald Trump held a rally in Melbourne, Florida, where he attempted to defend his controversial “Muslim ban” executive order by pointing to the consequences of migration in Europe. He focused on an unspecified event that took place “last night in Sweden”:<p>When you look at …

Donald Trump

Trump Has No Foreign Policy

There's no such thing as a Trump Doctrine, folks—just an incoherent mess.<p>Whenever a new American president takes office, or even well beforehand, analysts and academics rush to discern their foreign policy “doctrine”—a grand theory that connects what might otherwise appear to be a Pollock-like …

Foreign Policy

Donald Trump and the Enemies of the American People

When the leaders of the Bolshevik movement—Lenin, Stalin, and the rest—used the term <i>vrag naroda,</i> an “enemy of the people,” it was an ominous epithet that encompassed a range of “wreckers” and “socially dangerous elements.” Enemies included clergy, intellectuals, monarchists, Trotskyists, “rootless …

Don’t call Donald Trump a liar – even if he is one

It is fair to say that when I argued at the London Press Club recently that journalists shouldn’t call Donald Trump a liar, it met with some customer …

Obama’s Lost Army

On July 20, 2008, Mitch Kapor, the creator of Lotus 1-2-3 and a longtime denizen of Silicon Valley’s intellectual elite, dialed in to a conference …

Government

Against Normalization: The Lesson of the “Munich Post”

THE TRUMP-HITLER COMPARISON. Is there any comparison? Between the way the campaigns of Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler should have been treated by the …

Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

<i>Rejoice! It’s been a year, perhaps no one will notice.</i><p><i>Now, on 22 January 2018, we’re putting our version back up. Not to be jerks, or embarrass</i> …

Comment: Going from a skeptic to an every day user with Apple Watch Series 2

Following the release of the Apple Watch Series 2, I wrote about my initial first impressions of the device. Essentially, I explained that the first-generation Apple Watch had never truly won me over. I often went through phases where I would wear it for a while, but then go weeks without even …

Sarah Kendzior Highlight

Trump’s Vainglorious Affront to the C.I.A.

The death of Robert Ames, who was America’s top intelligence officer for the Middle East, is commemorated among the hundred and seventeen stars on the white marble Memorial Wall at C.I.A. headquarters, in Langley, Virginia. He served long years in Beirut; Tehran; Sanaa, Yemen; Kuwait City; and …

Middle East

The first days inside Trump’s White House: Fury, tumult and a reboot

President Trump had just returned to the White House on Saturday from his final inauguration event, a tranquil interfaith prayer service, when the flashes of anger began to build.<p>Trump turned on the television to see a jarring juxtaposition — massive demonstrations around the globe protesting his …

Donald Trump

Nato has our 'unshakeable commitment', Pentagon chief vows

US defence secretary James Mattis tells UK counterpart Michael Fallon that defence ties were the ‘bedrock of our security’<p>James Mattis, the new US defence secretary, has reassured his British counterpart that Washington has an “unshakeable commitment” to Nato, despite Donald Trump previously …