Bill Emmott Former editor-in-chief of The Economist
Apr 07 , 2020
With the global COVID-19 crisis quickly escalating, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has had to accept a hard truth, rightly taking the initiative in telling the Diet (parliament) this week that the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games may need to be rescheduled, and ultimately reaching an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the event until 2021.
Troy Stangarone Senior Director, Korea Economic Institute of America
Sep 26 , 2018
While the prospect of a joint-Korean bid for the 2032 Olympic Games is attractive, a number of challenges could keep this proposal from becoming a reality.
Eric Farnsworth Vice President, COA, Washington D.C. Office
Jul 29 , 2016
In the run-up to Rio, the next three Olympic hosts, all Asian nations, must understand the broader implications and global expectations that come with hosting this event. The Olympics may have grown too weighed down by excessive external baggage to be sustainable in their current form, something that will have to be taken into account moving forward.
Richard Weitz Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Feb 19 , 2014
The United States would benefit from a reconciliation between Russia and Japan, which would also help China continue its peaceful rise, writes Richard Weitz.
Yu Sui Professor, China Center for Contemporary World Studies
Feb 17 , 2014
The 2014 Olympic Games at Sochi, Russia could stand as an important moment for major-power relations in the World. The most expensive games in history could have a historical impact in International Relations for Russia, China and the US.
Oct 05 , 2013
The radiation leaks in Fukushima threatens not only the safety of Japanese citizens but that of participants, spectators and visitors coming to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Should the US take a role as the inspector of Japan’s nuclear facilities ahead of the Olympic Games?
Daniel Ikenson Director, Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies
Jul 20 , 2012
Patriotism, it has been said, is the last refuge of scoundrels. Indeed, with 86% of the American public disapproving of Congress' performance, refuge-seekin