Richard Halloran

Richard Halloran, who writes the weekly column called “The Rising East,” contributes articles on Asia and US relations with Asia to publications in America and Asia. His career can be divided into thirds: One third studying and reporting on Asia, another third writing about national security, and the last third on investigative reporting or general assignment. He did three tours in Asia as a correspondent, for Business Week, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, and was a military correspondent for The New York Times for ten years. He is the author of Japan: Images and Realities and To Arm a Nation: Rebuilding America’s Endangered Defenses, and four other books. As a paratrooper, Halloran served in the US, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. He has been awarded the George Polk Award for National Reporting, the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense, the U.S. Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, and Japan’s Order of the Sacred Treasure. He holds an AB from Dartmouth

The Rising East: Japan Pleases U.S., Angers China and South Korea

New U.S.-Japan defense agreement draws criticism internally and externally.
The Rising East: U.S.-South Korea Alliance Troubled

The Rising East: U.S.-South Korea Alliance Troubled

U.S. and South Korean officials differ on command, commitment and costs.

The Rising East: Obama Says U.S. Is Tired of Policing the World

The president wants America's friends to shoulder a larger burden.
The Rising East: Japan’s Economy Slow To Come Back for Middle Class

The Rising East: Japan’s Economy Slow To Come Back for Middle Class

Prime Minister Abe is expected to ask political leaders for new measures that could help.

The Rising East: 2020 Olympics in Tokyo Cheers Up a Despondent Japan

In a nation that cherishes symbols, the awarding of the summer Olympics is welcome news.
The Rising East: Shades of Vietnam In President’s Decisions on Syria

The Rising East: Shades of Vietnam In President’s Decisions on Syria

The President wants Congress to decide soon on his plan to take action against Syria for use of chemical weapons against civilians.

The Rising East: In North Korea, Five Bad Choices, One Ray of Light

Bad choices by North Korea's Kim Dynasty over the decades resonate today, scholar says.
The Rising East: Ichiro’s Bat Helps To Boost U.S.-Japan Relations

The Rising East: Ichiro’s Bat Helps To Boost U.S.-Japan Relations

Accomplishment of Japanese baseball player reverberates across the Pacific.

The Rising East: Organizing for War and Peace Is Politically Touchy

Are major changes in store for the U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii?

The Rising East: Demons of History Block Japan’s International Ambitions

Will Japan be forever haunted by atrocities committed more than 60 years ago?
The Rising East: Are U.S. Forces Ready To Come Home from South Korea?

The Rising East: Are U.S. Forces Ready To Come Home from South Korea?

Military and diplomatic experts question whether U.S. military is still needed to deter North Korea aggression.

The Rising East: U.S. Reconciliation With Vietnam Moves Forward

Last week's meeting between President Obama and the president of Vietnam, Truong Tan Sang heralds new partnership.