Pearl Harbor

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 China’s president Xi Jinping: In turning from the “greater Middle East” to China, the US turns from a vicious but containable adversary to a historically awesome one. Photograph:  Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images

Washington has no cannier lobbying firm than the Pentagon. As such, the war games that predict a US rout by China should be taken with more salt than(...)

US consul general in Shanghai James Heller plays table tennis during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of ‘Ping-pong diplomacy’,  in Shanghai on April 10th. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP

There are hot wars that have been less exhaustively dramatised than the cold one. Thirty years after the USSR fell, I walk into one of the District of(...)

 Barack Obama and  Shinzo Abe hold a joint press conference following their visit to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. Photograph: Bruce Omori/EPA

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe made a symbolic visit to Pearl Harbor with president Barack Obama on Tuesday, commemorating the victims of Japan’s(...)