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[Munir Majid] Lessons of Greek drama for ASEAN

Europe has been glued to the Grexit television screen for the longest time. Going on and on for at least five years, each episode of whether Greece will remain in the eurozone or not has run longer than the longest Tamil movie of yore. What are the lessons for the Association of Southeast...

Updated : 2015.07.30 17:18

[Rachel Marsden] ‘President Trump’ is an idea whose time has come

I recently heard a panel of journalists complain on a radio show that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump won’t stop hijacking the news cycle and is effectively preventing them from cov...

Updated : 2015.07.30 17:15

[Editorial] Business as usual

Former Korean Air vice president Cho Hyun-ah’s name graced the headlines again, once again in connection to an unsavory incident. Cho, who earned global ignominy with “nut rage” -- an incident in which she physically and verbally abused the flight attendants and ordered the taxiing air...

Updated : 2015.07.30 17:11

[Editorial] Pyongyang visit

Former first lady Lee Hee-ho is scheduled to visit Pyongyang Aug. 5-8, an opportunity the government could use to engage North Korea. Although her final itinerary has not been confirmed, Lee is expected to visit a child care center, a maternity hospital and a children’s hospital as well ...

Updated : 2015.07.30 17:06

[Kim Ji-hyun] The things that matter to us

Life. Be in it. That’s a slogan I remember from my childhood in the U.S. I heard it in a commercial and for some reason, it stuck. It’s such a simple phrase, but so hard to live by.  We were all r...

Updated : 2015.07.29 18:38

[Editorial] Never again

It certainly feels good to hear the government announcing that Korea is free from the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak that had kept the whole nation fretting for two months. Needless to say, it would have been better had authorities dealt with the contagious disease promptly in ...

Updated : 2015.07.29 18:32

[Editorial] More lawmakers?

The main opposition party’s proposal to increase the number of lawmakers has come under strong public criticism. It deserves scolding for, among other things, ignoring the prevailing public belief that the National Assembly is not doing its job well. The proposal, made by the New Politic...

Updated : 2015.07.29 18:24

[Trudy Rubin] Don’t sink Iran nuclear deal, make it better

Here’s the bottom line on the Iran nuclear pact: Whether you like it or hate it, or feel as I do -- that it’s barely passable but U.S. negotiators could have done better -- it’s a done deal.There a...

Updated : 2015.07.29 17:07

[Kim Seong-kon] The Second Cold War and Korea’s future

A few days ago, I met a renowned expert on Chinese, Japanese and Korean relations. He was genuinely concerned about recent radical developments in East Asia: increasing Chinese and American rivalry as...

Updated : 2015.07.28 17:27

[Lee Jae-min] Road rage punished and soothed

Driving in Seoul is never easy. It requires constant attention. Buses and taxies abruptly cut in and motorcycles zigzag through the traffic at high speed. When asked to list the memories of their life...

Updated : 2015.07.28 17:21

[Editorial] NIS investigation

The National Intelligence Service chief Lee Byung-ho’s closed-door briefing at the National Assembly produced, as expected, very different responses from the legislators attending the meeting. Lee asserted that the spy agency never conducted illegal surveillance of South Korean citizens,...

Updated : 2015.07.28 17:17

[Editorial] Iran deal a lesson for N.K.

A flurry of talks are taking place over North Korean denuclearization following the recent conclusion of the Iranian nuclear deal.On Monday, Sydney Seiler, U.S. special envoy for the six-party talks on North Korean denuclearization, met with his South Korean counterpart Kim Gunn, director ...

Updated : 2015.07.28 17:15

[Editorial] Still idle

Fifteen months have passed since the Sewol ferry disaster shook the nation, and many Koreans may have recovered from the initial shock of one of the worst maritime calamities. But this does not mean that they could ease up on what they suffered and what they committed themselves to when th...

Updated : 2015.07.27 17:55

[Editorial] Do not repeat failure

The government and the ruling party have set labor reform as their top priority in the second half of this year. Under the agreement, the Saenuri Party has formed an ad-hoc committee to push the reform program.  There is no doubt that without reforming the notoriously rigid labor market, ...

Updated : 2015.07.27 17:53

[Andrew Sheng] Getting stock prices right and reforming markets

The two events that shook the world in June and early July were the Greek crisis and China’s stock market gyrations.  Both events were about getting prices right -- the Greek negotiations on whether...

Updated : 2015.07.27 17:51