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[Robert B. Reich] America’s defining moment

It’s a paradox.Almost all the economic gains are still going to the top, leaving America’s vast middle class with stagnant wages and little or no job security. Two-thirds of Americans are working pa...

Updated : 2015.04.17 19:10

[Kim Kyung-ho] Connections glued by money

President Park Geun-hye and her aides might have had no idea that their premeasured anticorruption drive would boomerang to hit the core of her government.Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo, who initiated the...

Updated : 2015.04.16 18:58

[Martin Khor] U.S., China and winds of change in Asia

In the last month, the international media has been carrying articles on the fight between the United States and China over the formation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.Influential Wester...

Updated : 2015.04.16 18:56

[Kim Ji-hyun] Confronting only child myth

This goes out to all the parents of only children.As I have occasionally mentioned in my previous columns, I have a little boy. He is the only child I have, an 8-year-old who is a bit of a troublemake...

Updated : 2015.04.15 19:43

[Kim Myong-sik] Small opening in North Korean aid blockage

“I often felt that we were in some kind of ‘collusion’ with them,” said the Korean-American medical doctor who works for the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in the North Korean capi...

Updated : 2015.04.15 19:41

[Robert J. Fouser] A consistent immigration policy

Immigration stirs strong emotions in many societies that pride themselves on their openness. The “native born” often fear that newcomers will encroach on their territory creating new competition for...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:36

[Kim Seong-kon] Transhumanism: men, animals and machines

Sometimes I wonder if we humans are really better than animals or machines. While watching the news on TV or reading the newspaper, I often come across beastlike men who are inferior to animals and ma...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:34

[Rachel Marsden] Reactive U.S. foreign policy

We’re witnessing arguably the most unfocused and undisciplined U.S. foreign policy in history under President Barack Obama. If I’m seeing it and you’re seeing it, then it’s a safe bet that America...

Updated : 2015.04.13 20:06

[Robert B. Reich] How big money buys off criticism of big money

Not long ago I was asked to speak to a religious congregation about widening inequality. Shortly before I began, the head of the congregation asked that I not advocate raising taxes on the wealthy. He...

Updated : 2015.04.13 20:05

[Jeffrey D. Sachs] Anti-Cameron contradiction

It is truly odd to read Paul Krugman rail, time and again, against the British government. His latest screed begins with the claim that “Britain’s economic performance since the financial crisis str...

Updated : 2015.04.12 18:53

[Park Sang-seek] The competence of Seoul’s Foreign Ministry

Recently the mass media and public opinion makers have raised some questions about the competence of the Foreign Ministry in dealing with the issues of THAAD and the AIIB. They argue that these two is...

Updated : 2015.04.12 18:51

[David Ignatius] Brennan’s CIA makeover

CIA Director John Brennan has just done what many of his predecessors at the agency surely dreamed of doing over the past few decades, which is to put the existing organization chart in the shredder a...

Updated : 2015.04.10 20:24

[Chon Shi-yong] Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew

The recent death of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore, has spawned many articles in the Korean media. Like elsewhere in East Asia, there certainly was more praise than criticism for the m...

Updated : 2015.04.09 19:55

[Dina Wisnu] Jokowi’s Japan, China trip: What’s in it for Indonesia?

Last month, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo conducted his first state visit to Japan, followed by his second visit to China. Let’s discuss what Jokowi brings to Indonesia and the Indonesians.First, ...

Updated : 2015.04.09 19:54

[Shin Yong-bae] Time to tackle low earners’ debt

The financial buzzword that Koreans have recently heard a lot is “ansim jeonhwan daechul,” which literally means a relief switch loan. It is a state-led debt restructuring program tailored just for ...

Updated : 2015.04.08 19:54