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[Editorial] Set him free

The opposition is demanding President Moon Jae-in sack his special security adviser Moon Chung-in, who created a stir by suggesting cutting back South Korea-US joint military exercises. The oppositio...

Updated : 2017.06.22 17:44

[Editorial] Pyongyang’s brutality

Otto Warmbier, the American university student who was recently released by North Korea in a coma after more than 17 months of detention, died Monday. The international community mourned his death a...

Updated : 2017.06.21 17:15

[Editorial] Tight rope

The controversy over the remarks of top presidential security aide Moon Chung-in shows how narrow the tightrope we will have to walk will be. As the aide’s indication of the possibility of scaling d...

Updated : 2017.06.20 17:41

[Editorial] Going nuclear-free

Korea’s first nuclear reactor, Kori No. 1 in Busan, was shut down permanently Sunday, 40 years after it began operations. It was the first step President Moon Jae-in took to move the country away fr...

Updated : 2017.06.19 17:01

[Editorial] Never too early

Korean politics is being hit hard by raging disputes over several Cabinet nominees and the consequent confrontation between President Moon Jae-in and the opposition. The standoff is so severe that p...

Updated : 2017.06.18 17:51

[Editorial] Concerns and hopes

The upcoming summit talks between President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump pose challenges for both leaders that are incomparable to those faced by their recent predecessors. Moon and Tru...

Updated : 2017.06.16 17:52

[Editorial] Anti-alliance activism

Some residents near the site of a controversial US anti-missile system and militant leftists have carried their demands too far, causing a national security concern. In Seongju, North Gyeongsang Pro...

Updated : 2017.06.15 17:35

[Editorial] End of easing?

The Bank of Korea’s indication that monetary easing may be coming to an end should prepare all economic players for higher interest rates in the not-too-distant future. BOK Gov. Lee Ju-yeol made it ...

Updated : 2017.06.14 17:53

[Editorial] Cooperative politics

President Moon Jae-in said Monday, “I ask the National Assembly to cooperate so that the government can be normalized as soon as possible.” This remark came at the end of his first policy speech to ...

Updated : 2017.06.13 17:41

[Editorial] Wrong signals

After a month in office, President Moon Jae-in continues to bask in 80 percent-plus approval ratings. This does not mean, however, he is doing a good job in every matter. North Korea is one area of c...

Updated : 2017.06.12 17:44

[Editorial] Economic democratization

President Moon Jae-in said Saturday he would establish new standards for economic democratization. His remark came at a ceremony to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the June 10 Democracy Movement...

Updated : 2017.06.11 17:39

[Editorial] THAAD suspension

Cheong Wa Dae effectively ordered the Ministry of National Defense on Wednesday to reassess the environmental impact of the deployment of a US anti-missile system on its site. However, it excluded f...

Updated : 2017.06.09 18:32

[Editorial] All too familiar

Like his predecessors, President Moon Jae-in is having difficulty setting his administration into motion due to defects -- mostly ethical ones -- found in the people he has nominated to senior posts....

Updated : 2017.06.08 17:49

[Editorial] Lineup problem

Kim Ki-jung, the second vice chief of the National Security Office, who was regarded as a mentor to President Moon Jae-in on foreign affairs and national security, offered to resign Monday. Yoon You...

Updated : 2017.06.07 16:58

[Editorial] Minimum is good

President Moon Jae-in’s decision to seek a much smaller-than-expected reorganization of the Cabinet ministries was well advised. Most of all, it would help the civil service easily settle down into a...

Updated : 2017.06.06 17:36