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[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

[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

[Yang Sung-jin] Disruptive nature of innovation

When I came across friends on the street, they usually seemed surprised. Before they uttered a single word, I knew what they are trying to do. They wanted to say something nice without hurting my feel...

Updated : 2015.03.25 18:56

[Jeffrey Frankel] Will Fed tightening choke emerging markets?

As the Federal Reserve moves closer to initiating one of the most long-awaited and widely predicted periods of rising short-term interest rates in the United States, many are asking how emerging marke...

Updated : 2015.03.25 18:55

[Lee Jae-min] Strategic ambiguity and paralysis

Kicking the can down the road does not solve the problem. It may buy some time but the moment of truth will come soon. Through the recent AIIB and THAAD issues, we are now learning it the hard way. De...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:47

[Kim Seong-kon] Art of coordination is key

Although South Korea is known to be a group-oriented society, Koreans strangely lack coordination and cooperation. Take for example our weather updates: The Korea Meteorological Administration handles...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:46

[Kent Harrington] U.S.’ bickering Asian allies

American diplomats like to portray their country’s allies in glowing terms. So the world should take note when they do not ― such as when U.S. Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman, at a recent conf...

Updated : 2015.03.23 19:04

[Carl Minzner] A dangerous return to China’s isolationist past

Beijing increasingly appears to be walling China off from the outside world, with potentially disastrous consequences.Take civil society. China’s national legislature is considering a bill that would...

Updated : 2015.03.23 18:44

[David Ignatius] Turbulence for U.S.-Israel ties

It’s March Madness in the Middle East: The U.S. and Israel are trading private barbs and public reassurances after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s defiant re-election victory, just as the U.S. i...

Updated : 2015.03.22 18:19

[Ram Garikipati] Deregulate lotteries to fund welfare

There has been a heated debate in recent months about the need to raise taxes in Korea to generate revenue for the various government welfare programs to support the needy. While President Park Geun-h...

Updated : 2015.03.22 18:17

[David Ignatius] Back to the future in Europe

The language of the Cold War has returned with a vengeance, with renewed talk of nuclear alerts, alleged testing of medium-range nuclear missiles and worries about NATO’s defense umbrella. President...

Updated : 2015.03.20 18:53

[Chon Shi-yong] Illusion of unification

Koreans of my generation grew up singing “Our Wish is Unification.” I remember often singing the song during my schooldays, but the most memorable moment for the tune came far later: when the late l...

Updated : 2015.03.19 19:58

[Rafia Zakaria] Anguish of Pakistan’s Partitions past and present

It has been called one of the “greatest convulsions in human history.”With millions on the move and hundreds of thousands killed (the official British figure stands at 200,000 but Indian and Pakista...

Updated : 2015.03.19 19:57

[Kim Ji-hyun] The credibility factor in Japan

I own a TV from LG Electronics. I had not set out buying a Korean-made TV, but I wound up with one.When we first settled in Tokyo back in January, we bought a set from Sharp Corp. Aside from its reaso...

Updated : 2015.03.18 18:55