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[Editorial] End blackout

With only three days to go to polling day, the presidential election is in its final stretch, and the candidates are pulling all their resources together to muster support behind their campaign. Vot...

Updated : 2017.05.05 16:56

[Editorial] Defections to Hong

The recent massive defections from the Bareun Party have emerged as a major factor in the presidential race of the conservative camp. On Tuesday, 13 lawmakers of the party declared they would suppor...

Updated : 2017.05.04 17:54

[Editorial] Trump risk

US President Donald Trump’s conflicting remarks on North Korea and the controversy over which side should bear the cost for deploying a US missile shield system in South Korea demonstrate that our na...

Updated : 2017.05.03 18:19

[Editorial] FTA renegotiation

Renegotiation of the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement is inching toward reality. US President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order directing a review of 20 trade agreements for possible abus...

Updated : 2017.05.02 17:50

[Editorial] Sharing power

It is not rare for presidential candidates to unify their candidacies to strengthen chances of victory or catch up with stronger rivals. There is less possibility of this happening in this election, ...

Updated : 2017.05.01 17:41

[Editorial] THAAD cost

US President Donald Trump’s insistence that South Korea should pay for a newly deployed US anti-missile system threatens to overturn agreements and breaks faith between the two countries. Trump said...

Updated : 2017.04.30 17:49

[Editorial] US policy on NK

The recently unveiled US policy on North Korea centers on economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Director of National Inte...

Updated : 2017.04.28 17:49

[Editorial] Spring in economy?

It appears that the Korean economy is gaining momentum for recovery. It is encouraging to see such signs amid the crisis involving North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats and the power vacuum creat...

Updated : 2017.04.27 17:44

[Editorial] What’s really wrong

The controversy over South Korea’s decision to abstain from voting on a 2007 UN resolution on North Korea’s human rights abuses raises a few fundamental questions. First, the case should raise quest...

Updated : 2017.04.26 17:40

[Editorial] New China?

No one knows how the current crisis involving North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats will play out. But there is one thing clear: China is taking pains to put unprecedented pressure on the North. ...

Updated : 2017.04.25 17:52

[Editorial] Denuclearization plan

Moon Jae-in, candidate of the Democratic Party of Korea and front-runner in the presidential race, on Sunday unveiled his plan to make the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free. He said South Korea should l...

Updated : 2017.04.24 17:24

[Editorial] Decision on NK

A Cheong Wa Dae decision made a decade ago has emerged as the top issue of the presidential election. It was about whether the presidential office asked the North Korean authorities for their opin...

Updated : 2017.04.23 17:33

[Editorial] Dangerous view on history

Chinese President Xi Jinping was belatedly reported to have said during his summit talks with US President Donald Trump, “Korea actually used to be a part of China.” His remark was revealed by Trump...

Updated : 2017.04.21 17:06

[Editorial] Hollow promises

Major presidential candidates have announced a barrage of election promises to increase welfare without offering ways to raise funds. They have pledged cash allowances to older people, young job see...

Updated : 2017.04.20 17:36

[Editorial] Change in security views

Two leading presidential candidates have showed inconsistent views on national security. They have been changing their stances, with national security emerging as a hot campaign issue amid mounting...

Updated : 2017.04.19 17:52