Wider Europe

Tokyo drift: War in Europe and Japan’s shifting strategy

Japan has clearly signalled that it will not stand on the sidelines of global crises. It is now committed to bold diplomacy and the protection of the rules-based international order.

Changer things: Kazakhstan’s second republic

Recent changes to Kazakhstan’s constitution seem to weaken the president’s powers. Yet there are reasons to fear they will be mere window dressing for the continuation of authoritarianism.