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[Editorial] Security cooperation

A senior Pentagon official last week reiterated Washington’s desire to further expand trilateral defense cooperation with Seoul and Tokyo beyond the military information sharing agreement concluded among them last year. David Shear, assistant secretary of defense for Asia and Pacific secu...

Updated : 2015.03.30 18:37

[Editorial] A valuable partner

Korea pledged to strengthen support for facilitating growth in Central and South American countries during this year’s Inter-American Development Bank board of governors meeting in Busan last week. The Finance Ministry unveiled a plan to offer $1.1 billion in policy funds to help finance ...

Updated : 2015.03.30 18:36

[Trudy Rubin] Four rules to judge Iran deal

If you’re confused about whether a nuclear deal with Iran would be good for America ― or for Israel ― join the club. The club, that is, of folks who are debating the benefits of a deal versus the c...

Updated : 2015.03.30 18:36

[Andres Sheng] A Silk Road for getting yuan internationalized

With the launching of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the Silk Road Fund and various speeches by the People’s Bank on RMB in the last month or so, there are signals that the pace of RMB int...

Updated : 2015.03.30 18:34

[Robert Reich] Why college isn’t (and shouldn’t have to be) for all

I know a high school senior who’s so worried about whether she’ll be accepted at the college of her choice she can’t sleep.The parent of another senior tells me his son stands at the mailbox for an...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:57

[Editorial] AIIB and Korea

In many respects, South Korea’s decision last week to participate in the China-led new regional infrastructure development bank was sensible. The decision, made eight months after Beijing formally requested Seoul’s participation, however, does not mean that the Seoul government has solve...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:13

[Editorial] Unfit corruption busters

Investigators raided the home of Park Bum-hoon, former Chung-Ang University president, and several other places Friday on suspicions that he exerted influence on government officials to favor the university when he served as a top presidential aide. The probe into Park, who served as the s...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:13

[Dominique Moisi] The battle for Russia’s soul

When I heard the news about the assassination of the Russian politician Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, I was reminded of a conversation I once had with a Soviet dignitary before the fall of the Berlin Wall....

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:13

[Editorial] Tantalizing goal

Korea’s per capita gross national income amounted to $28,180 last year, up 7.6 percent from the previous year, with its economy growing 3.3 percent, according to data released by the central bank this week. The robust increase in the dollar-denominated per capita GNI was attributed largel...

Updated : 2015.03.27 19:34

[Editorial] Aged drivers

Traffic police here are on alert over a sharp increase in the number of road accidents involving elderly drivers. According to data from the National Police Agency, the total number of traffic accidents in the country decreased from 231,990 in 2009 to 223,552 last year, but the figure for ...

Updated : 2015.03.27 19:33

[Bill Emmott] What comes after Lee Kuan Yew?

All political leaders worry about their legacies. Lee Kuan Yew, who presided over Singapore either directly or indirectly for more than a half-century ― remaining influential right up to his death at...

Updated : 2015.03.27 19:33

[Editorial] Undue privileges

In the Korean court, there is a unique, yet very unwholesome practice ― judges and prosecutors give preferential treatment to cases handled by their former colleagues who have gone into private practice. Because of this advantage, retired judges and prosecutors have a higher rate of winni...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:15

[Editorial] Special inspector

The parliamentary judiciary committee approved on Tuesday President Park Geun-hye’s nomination of Lee Seok-soo as the first special inspector tasked with inspecting the president’s close relatives and senior Blue House aides. The parliamentary approval paves the way for Lee, a former pro...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:15

[Kim Kyung-ho] Moon coming down to earth

Rep. Moon Jae-in, chairman of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy, showed up at Thursday’s ceremony to honor the 46 South Korean sailors killed in a 2010 torpedo attack blamed on ...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:15

[Ignatius Low] Singaporeans thank LKY

They came dressed in black, some clutching white roses, carnations and lilies.There were mothers who had just picked up their sons and daughters from school, civil servants with their elderly parents ...

Updated : 2015.03.26 20:14