What do the moon and South China Sea have in common?

As China offers new details of its moon-exploration program, American space officials worry that Beijing will turn a new moon race into a territorial and resource grab along the lines of what the Chinese military has been doing here on Earth – establishing bases on contested

TSMC-Sony JV revitalizing Japan’s ‘Silicon Island’

When you read the words “Silicon Island” you may think of Taiwan – but in Japan the name refers to Kyushu. A TSMC-Sony joint venture is revitalizing the economy of Japan’s large southwestern island. Kyushu was already home to a large and diversified high-tech industry but it

Can Canada, India reset their bilateral relations?

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly is on a two-day visit to New Delhi, and both sides hope to cast a reset in their bilateral relations. These have been rather lukewarm despite many enduring linkages of their past histories, politics and people. Two things

Turns out BOJ won’t ruin China’s year after all

TOKYO – Rumors that Bank of Japan “tapering” will wreck China’s 2023 – or Asia’s trajectory more broadly – seem greatly exaggerated as the Japanese government leans toward naming a dovish central-bank head. News that deputy governor Masayoshi Amamiya is favored to replace the

Plugging the holes in Jordan’s water crisis

Jordan’s taps are drying up. One of the most water-starved countries in the world, Jordan is in the midst of a crippling water crisis fueled by population growth, climate change, drought, and depleted aquifers. But among the biggest contributors to Jordan’s water scarcity is