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[Editorial] Summit diplomacy

President Moon Jae-in has kick-started summit diplomacy with the dispatch of special envoys. Special envoys to the US and Japan are already on visits to the countries, and an envoy to China departed...

Updated : 2017.05.18 17:56

[Editorial] Harmony or hegemony?

A president’s relationship with the opposition in his first months in office is crucial for setting a new administration to work. It’s even more the case if that president was elected with less than ...

Updated : 2017.05.17 17:52

[Editorial] Hopes and concerns

Moon Jae-in’s first week as president exposed both positive and negative aspects, raising hopes and concerns about the decisions he will make over his five-year term. Having taken the national leade...

Updated : 2017.05.15 17:46

[Editorial] Screen out pledges

The Moon Jae-in administration’s decision to launch the policy planning and advisory committee which will work as a transition team was appropriate and necessary. For a government inaugurated witho...

Updated : 2017.05.14 17:47

[Editorial] Thorough preparation

The Korea-US summit talks are reportedly expected to be held in the US next month. During a Wednesday phone call between the two state leaders, US President Donald Trump said he would officially invi...

Updated : 2017.05.12 17:43

[Editorial] Political honeymoon

The 19th presidential election in which liberal Moon Jae-in took power marks another evolution of Korean democracy. Most of all, it is the second conservative-to-liberal transition of power. The fir...

Updated : 2017.05.11 17:37

[Editorial] Open-minded leadership

President Moon Jae-in asked the Democratic Party of Korea on Tuesday to work with him to accomplish two overarching missions: reform and integration. He vowed to eradicate longstanding evils on his ...

Updated : 2017.05.10 18:20

[Editorial] Fresh start

Moon Jae-in’s election ended the leadership vacuum caused by the first-ever impeachment of a sitting president and restored liberal government rule after a nine-year absence. The overwhelming victory...

Updated : 2017.05.09 17:51

[Editorial] Every vote counts

Koreans are going to the polls to elect a new president with the hope the person they choose this time will be different from -- better, to be exact -- those in the past. The abnormality of the elec...

Updated : 2017.05.08 17:38

[Editorial] US bill on NK

The US House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday to impose the toughest ever US sanctions on North Korea. The bill penalizes companies supplying crude oil, natural gas, jet fuel and o...

Updated : 2017.05.07 17:43

[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