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[Editorial] Added risks

South Korea’s economy involving the capital market averted shocks in September as the Federal Reserve again delayed its policy to raise the key interest rate. But the US monetary issue still remains a big uncertainty for the local market.Further, two more external factors are aggravating ...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:38

[Antony Davies, James R. Harrigan] Fed’s near-zero rates can’t last forever

The Federal Reserve has held interest rates at near zero for so long that many have forgotten that near-zero rates are not normal. And when we finally do return to normal, there’s going to be a very large bill to pay.To help hold interest rates so low for so long, the Fed has increased ba...

Updated : 2016.09.30 16:10

[David Ignatius] What good foreign policy looks like

The pathway to compromise is never easy to find, at home or abroad, but it was visible in Colombia this week in the peace agreement that ended a 52-year guerrilla war. What opened this route was good ...

Updated : 2016.09.30 15:58

Korean finless porpoise should be designated as natural monument

Have you heard of the Korean local finless porpoise, or “Sanggwaengi” in Korean?The small-sized marine mammal -- which goes by the zoological name neophocaena phocaenoides – does not have a pointed...

Updated : 2016.09.30 14:10

[Editorial] Unbearable pain

The US is putting pressure on North Korea on several fronts, including military deterrence. Such efforts should be expedited and encourage other members of the international community to follow suit. Real deterrence against the North -- which even threatens a nuclear strike on the continen...

Updated : 2016.09.29 16:57

A general assembly in the generals’ shadow

The leaders of Thailand and Myanmar made the same promise at the United Nations General Assembly last week -- to promote and protect human rights. It was interesting to hear the same pledge from one country that’s gone from military to civilian rule and another that’s moved in the opposi...

Updated : 2016.09.29 16:35

[FS Aijazuddin] China has become an unmistakable omnipresence

Hinkley Point is China’s Hong Kong in the UK. More than a century ago, Britain established itself on the tip of China’s mainland, converting a drowsy island into a powerhouse of commerce. More than ...

Updated : 2016.09.29 16:28

[Daniel Gordis] Curtain drops on Israel’s founders

Shimon Peres’ death Wednesday struck a deep and sad chord for Israelis. They never united behind Peres the politician, who served as prime minister twice without being elected. They came to revere hi...

Updated : 2016.09.29 16:19

[David Ignatius] Hillary Clinton reassured a fearful world

Watching Monday night’s presidential debate from a country that has been bankrupted by populist economic ideas was instructive: Argentina’s experience shows that good countries can make very bad political decisions that have lasting costs.Visiting here with Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew w...

Updated : 2016.09.29 16:17

[Editorial] Transportation setback

The joint strike by railroad and subway workers across the nation is raising concerns about disruptions to logistics and transport. In protest against the government-led performance-based pay system, unionized workers of the railway and subway sectors launched a simultaneous walkout earlie...

Updated : 2016.09.28 16:19

[Ramesh Ponnuru] Trump‘s strengths didn’t help him this time

Donald Trump had plenty of moments Monday night that would have disqualified any other candidate in a presidential debate: bragging about getting through a discrimination investigation “with no admission of guilt”; saying he had not “given lots of thought” to NATO; noting that he often...

Updated : 2016.09.28 16:18

[Elizabeth Drew] Why is US presidential election nip and tuck?

Many people around the world are probably wondering why Hillary Clinton -- who is obviously more prepared and better suited for the American presidency than her opponent, Donald Trump -- isn’t waltzing to victory. Many Americans share the world’s bewilderment.National opinion polls may w...

Updated : 2016.09.28 16:14

[Kim Myong-sik] Internal enemies threaten Korea’s future

Kim Ji-ha is known more for his satirical poems “Five Bandits” and “Rumors” from the 1970s than for the works he produced after he changed his course to something beyond resistance against oppress...

Updated : 2016.09.28 16:13

[Lee Joo-hee] Do women make better leaders?

Last month, the election of Rep. Choo Mi-ae to steer the main opposition party on Aug. 27 brought on a handful of news articles that highlighted on her gender. Some even anticipated what her “chemist...

Updated : 2016.09.28 16:12

EU’s free-trade advocates need to speak up

It’s entirely unsurprising -- expected, really -- for the anti-global European left to oppose a trade deal with America. But with Canada?The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, painstakingly negotiated over seven years, would cut trade barriers between Europe and the world’s 10th...

Updated : 2016.09.28 16:11