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[Editorial] Employment pledges

US President Donald Trump has been pressuring companies to keep or add jobs in his country. He threatened several companies with big ‘border tax’ if they expand manufacturing facilities abroad to make products to be sold in the US.Ford Motor scrapped a planned Mexican car factory and add...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:53

[Other View] The enduring dignity of Barack Obama

Posterity will pass fuller and fairer judgment on the presidency of Barack Obama than is possible today, but on one issue the verdict is already clear: personal integrity. In an especially hostile political environment, Obama was civil and decent, and he served with honor and dignity. Part...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:51

[Jonathan Bernstein] President Obama‘s Great Strength and Biggest Weakness

Some of what Barack Obama was as President of the United States of America is beyond my expertise, beginning with what it means to the nation to have had a black president, and how he handled that burden -- on top of the already-impossible burden of the presidency. I’ll settle for three p...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:51

[David Ignatius] Can Trump make the world stable again?

Donald Trump‘s inauguration marks a global inflection point: He takes office at a moment when many analysts see a transition to a new economic and political order -- one where the risks for the Unite...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:50

[Bloomberg] Trump’s trade plan is a looming disaster

Even by his standards, President-elect Donald Trump’s statements on trade have been stunning in their recklessness. His proposals essentially amount to the repudiation of a system that has fostered global stability and lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty over the last sev...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:48

[David Ignatius] Russia‘s information warfare is on the rise

Last February, a top Russian cyber official told a security conference in Moscow that Russia was working on new strategies for the “information arena” that would be equivalent to testing a nuclear bomb and would “allow us to talk to the Americans as equals.”Andrey Krutskikh, a senior K...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:47

[Editorial] Painful, but worthwhile

The case of Samsung Group’s Lee Jae-yong shows how easily Korean conglomerates – however global they may be – can fall into a deep crisis for reasons not directly related to their business.  Although Lee was spared from being placed behind bars, his implication in an influence-peddling...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:32

[Other View] Mideast chat in Paris: two-state solution aired without players

Senior officials of some 70 countries and international organizations gathered in Paris on Sunday to try, one more time, to move forward the project to divide the area shared by Israelis and Palestinians into two states, living side by side in peace.The putative hopelessness of the effort ...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:31

[Bae Su-kyeong] South Korea stands at crossroads  

Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson’s “Why Nations Fail” argues that the reason nations fail or succeed rides on political and economic institutions. According to the book, there are two types of institutions -- “extractive” institutions and “inclusive” institutions. The first is one ...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:31

[Tom Orlik & Michael Pettis] Debate: Can China survive Trump?

This week, President Xi Jinping attends the Davos forum for the first time -- a sign of how concerned China is about a possible retreat from globalization. Till now, easy access to world markets has underpinned the country’s remarkable expansion. How badly Chinese growth could be hurt by ...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:29

[David Ignatius] Keep CIA on path to ‘modernization’

CIA Director John Brennan’s biggest concern the past few years hasn’t been Russian hacking, or even the wars in the Middle East, but what he calls “modernization” of the agency. In an effort to improve performance of this notoriously siloed organization, Brennan moved to fuse operation...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:27

[Justin Fox] No, Trump isn‘t normal. That’s sort of the point.

This isn’t normal. It’s a statement we’ve been hearing a lot since Donald Trump was elected on Nov. 8. We may hear it even more after he is inaugurated Friday.It happens to be true. An orange-haire...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:26

[Robert B. Reich] Trump’s plan to neuter the White House press corps

Tyrants don’t allow open questioning and they hate the free press. They want total control.That’s why, according to three senior officials on the transition team, the incoming Trump administration i...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:25

[Editorial] Vague position on THAAD

Moon Jae-in, the frontrunner in the presidential race, is zigzagging on the Korea-US agreement to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery, an advanced American antimissile system, on the Korean Peninsula. The former leader of the main opposition Democratic Party said in a r...

Updated : 2017.01.18 16:33

[Lee Sun-young] Bungled fight against corruption

The baffling scandal surrounding President Park Geun-hye and her confidante Choi Soon-sil has drawn international attention to one particular aspect of South Korea that many of us are not proud of. Ex...

Updated : 2017.01.18 16:32