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[David Ignatius] A path forward in Syria and Iraq, post-Islamic State group

The Manchester terror attack by an alleged Islamic State group “soldier” will accelerate the push by the US and its allies to capture the terror group’s strongholds in Mosul and Raqqah. But it shou...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:50

[Virginia Postrel] The boosterism behind China’s Silk Road story

Sitting in my Hangzhou hotel room one evening last September, I caught a helpfully subtitled Chinese TV show about Song Dynasty inscriptions carved on a mountainside near Quanzhou -- the city Chinese ...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:49

[Philippine Daily Inquirer] Martial law untruths

A nation’s thoughts turn to Marawi City, even as fears about the possible consequences of the declaration of martial law rise in the hearts of many. These fears are not, as some Mindanao-based supporters of President Duterte claim, shared only by people from Luzon. One of the first to iss...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:49

[Jay Ambrose] The storm of leaks

Let’s talk about anonymous leakers, about their frequent dishonor and dishonesty, sometimes their criminality, and about the dangers of news outlets relying on them too extensively and sometimes needing to shut up.We’ve seen a lot of it lately, this business of someone inside the governm...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:49

[James Copeland] Democracy, the unending battle

Since its first conception, the idea of a liberal democracy has never been a settled one. Debate has raged. Churchill was cynical, “the best argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter,” while Plato was wary, “dictatorship naturally arises out of democra...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:49

[Other view] Division over North Korea could have lethal results

Defiant North Korea challenged the international community again last Sunday when it tested yet another missile, and no one has yet discovered a clear way to stop tensions mounting on the peninsula. Two missile tests in as many weeks underscored Pyongyang’s resolve to ignore international...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:49

[Editorial] Confirmation criteria

The prospects for Prime Minister nominee Lee Nak-yon are cloudy, with opposition parties refusing to adopt the confirmation hearing report for him.The sticking point was a false address registration his wife made.It is one of five irregularities President Moon Jae-in pledged to use as yard...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:49

[Noah Feldman] Lessons from Turkey’s slide toward dictatorship

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dropped the final fig leaf of democracy, announcing this week that the state of emergency will continue until Turkey achieves “welfare and peace.” The stat...

Updated : 2017.05.26 17:52

[W. Raphael Lam, Alfred Schipke] Asian economy prepares for choppy seas

The outlook for Asia and the Pacific is the strongest in the world, but it is shrouded by challenges at home and abroad, according to the latest International Monetary Fund report for the region. The April 2017 report, Regional Economic Outlook for Asia and Pacific: Preparing for Choppy Se...

Updated : 2017.05.26 17:52

[Editorial] Way to create jobs

The employment situation board installed in President Moon Jae-in’s office Wednesday vividly shows his strong will to create jobs.Moon and his secretaries can take a glance at key labor statistics including employment rate, jobless rate, youth jobless rate, wage disparity and working hour...

Updated : 2017.05.26 17:52

[Other view] When intel isn’t shared, criminals win

British police were justifiably furious when evidence from their investigation into the Manchester terrorist attack found its way into news reports. The leaks undermine the investigation and the confidence of victims and witnesses, whose cooperation is crucial.The immediate consequence is ...

Updated : 2017.05.26 17:52

[David Ignatius] Midterms as the ‘impeachment election’

President Nixon was heading for a big re-election victory in November that would confound his critics. He had just returned from a pathbreaking visit to China and had big transformative ideas for fore...

Updated : 2017.05.25 17:32

[Leonid Bershidsky] Don’t let the original Trump-Russia question fade

The Trump-Russia scandal has changed. The latest leaks are all about President Donald Trump’s acute discomfort with the investigation into his 2016 campaign’s possible collusion with the Kremlin, no...

Updated : 2017.05.25 17:32

[Editorial] Too impatient

Now into his third week as the chief executive, President Moon Jae-in seems to be off to a good start, with his approval ratings exceeding 80 percent. Not all what he says and does is good or assuring, however. North Korea is one area of such concern. The biggest problem is that Moon and h...

Updated : 2017.05.25 17:32

[Gina Barreca] Manchester rises amid shattered innocence

Girls scream at concerts. Girls screamed for Frank Sinatra, for Elvis Presley, for The Beatles, for The Supremes, for Madonna, for Michael Jackson, for Prince, for Taylor Swift. Monday night, girls and their moms in Manchester, England, were screaming for Ariana Grande, a pop singer I’d n...

Updated : 2017.05.25 17:32