Jonathan Gad

asia & pacific

America's Dark History in Philippines Casts Shadow Over Defense Pact

Some Filipinos say US support for the country's brutal dictator and imperialist history means it's bad idea to sign a defense pact that puts US troops on their soil.
Jonathan Gad
5.6.15
defense & security

The US and Japanese Militaries Just Got a Little Bit Friendlier

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's effort to expand his military's global reach just got a shot in the arm from a deal he has reached with the US government.
Jonathan Gad
5.1.15
defense & security

The Japanese Military Is Getting Offensively Cute

Cute aspects of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's effort to expand the role of the Japanese Self-Defense Forces could have the effect of rehabilitating Japanese militarism.
Jonathan Gad
4.13.15
defense & security

Poison Shrimp, Porcupines, and Dolphins: Singapore Is Packing Some Serious Heat

The legacy of Singapore’s deceased founding father Lee Kuan Yew can be seen in its surprisingly well-equipped military. But despite his efforts, Singapore's future security is far from assured.
Jonathan Gad
3.30.15
Opinion and Analysis

US Veterans Want Japan's Prime Minister to Apologize to Congress

Seventy-three years after the brutal Bataan Death March, American survivors and their family members are waging a war of words with Japan.
Jonathan Gad
3.25.15
china

Here’s Why China Should be Worried About the Islamic State

The militant group might be moving to expand its reach in Asia by attempting to recruit downtrodden Muslim domestic workers in Hong Kong.
Jonathan Gad
3.24.15