Rather than entirely bow to demands to ‘buy American’ in defence equipment, Japan is searching for new ways to maintain the centrality of techno-nationalism in its security strategy.
Sim Vireak compares the current tide of populism in Europe and past populist trend in Japan.
Hard power is on the ascendant – powers at whose summits are men (in every case) who use nationalism and the projection and growth of military force to bolster their popularity.
Tens of thousands of people gathered about 700 hundred kilometers west of Tokyo yesterday to commemorate 73 years since the US dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Mexicans cast their votes for a new president in an election tipped to hand power to an anti-establishment outsider.
Phrases such as an end to impunity, rule of law, democracy, patriotism, nationalism, freedom of speech, an end to one-party democracy, and an end to tyranny are all catch words, tag lines and phrases used by Sam Rainsy.
Spray can in hand perched halfway up a ladder, Neequaye Dreph Dsane applied the final touches of colour to his latest mural enlivening an otherwise drab side street in east London.
Indian journalists and rights activists are protesting against the murder of an outspoken publisher of a tabloid.