Category: Thomas Berger

China foreign minister downplays missile deployment reports

Associated Press Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday sought to downplay reports that China had positioned anti-aircraft missiles on a disputed South China Sea island, accusing the media of hyping the issue and saying more attention should be paid to what he called […]

Austria struggles to come to grips with Nazi past

ABC Online: Australian Broadcasting Company Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Austria’s relationship with the Nazis was complex. Adolf Hitler was Austrian, yet Austria was also the first country invaded by the Germans in 1938. So was Austria complicit in the crimes of Nazi Germany or a victim of […]

Japan’s Improbable Military Resurgence

Huffington Post Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies In 2004, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a case for Japan to restore its military capabilities, writing in his book, Determination to Protect This Country, that “if Japanese don’t shed blood, we cannot have an equal relationship with America.”… Expert […]

Japan’s Improbable Military Resurgence

The Diplomat Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies In 2004, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a case for Japan to restore its military capabilities, writing in his book, Determination to Protect This Country, that “if Japanese don’t shed blood, we cannot have an equal relationship with America.”… Expert quote: “Japan’s […]

Crimes, denials and redemption: how countries deal with war guilt

ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Company) “Rear Vision” Thomas Berger, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Seventy years after the end of WWII in Europe and the Pacific, stories of German and Japanese atrocities still resonate in the minds of those who suffered… Expert quote: ‘In the German context, the student […]