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[Ann McFeatters] 100 down, way too many to go

So what all has he done for us? Let’s count the ways. If you have been a huge fan of building a big, beautiful wall on our southern border, you are disappointed. There may be a virtual one, more bor...

Updated : 2017.04.28 17:49

[Other view] Trade spats with Canada can’t derail strong ties

There is no good reason for President Donald Trump or any other senior American official to ping Canada. It is certainly true that there are areas of sensitivity, particularly when it comes to trade items between the two countries, where one side feels that the other side is taking unfair...

Updated : 2017.04.28 17:49

[Justin Fendos] It’s the economy, stupid

Dear Presidential Candidates,You need to get this right: it’s the economy. I get why you need to sound presidential and make big promises. I really do. I even understand why you ask each other cryptic questions during debates to bait gaffes. I really do. But please, please. The Korean eco...

Updated : 2017.04.28 17:49

[Jerome Kim] Korean leadership for global health

In early 2017 experts worried about a yellow fever epidemic in Brazil, the worst in decades, that had already killed more than 200 people. Ironically, just one year before, Brazil had sent 18 million ...

Updated : 2017.04.27 17:46

[Ana Palacio] Liberalism in the trenches

After a dizzying few months, in which Donald Trump’s young presidency called into question the entire post-World War II global order, the geopolitical status quo appears to have re-emerged. But this ...

Updated : 2017.04.27 17:46

[Craig Snyder] Both choices on North Korea are bad

The Trump administration’s approach to the deadly serious problem of North Korea is the worst of all possible formulations. It is Teddy Roosevelt, turned upside down -- “Speak loudly, and pretend to...

Updated : 2017.04.27 17:45

[Jonathan Bernstein] RIP Trump’s wall

Donald Trump’s wall on the US-Mexico border, the signature issue of his presidential campaign, can safely be moved now from the “nearly dead” category to the just-plain-dead file. That’s the only conclusion to be drawn from the Washington Post’s report on the new Republican bidding o...

Updated : 2017.04.27 17:45

[Tobin Harshaw] Putin’s arms bazaar is in a serious sales slump

Russian President Vladimir Putin is mighty proud of his military’s performance in Syria. And, as I have written, it’s become a central part of a sales pitch: “You can’t miss this opportunity to strengthen our position in the global arms market,” he told a meeting of Russian defense co...

Updated : 2017.04.27 17:45

[Other view] Government secrecy undermines public trust

The government’s covert approval for the purchase of a Chinese-made submarine for the Royal Thai Navy has further stirred public resentment over the controversial procurement. The government admitted only this week that the cabinet had quietly given the purchase the green light on April 1...

Updated : 2017.04.27 17:45

[Kim Hoo-ran] Help save a school samulnori club

A Chicago high school samulnori club found itself struggling for survival recently, when it seemed the group may no longer have access to the instruments for the Korean percussion band.The nine-year-o...

Updated : 2017.04.26 17:41

[Other view] Encourage more men and minorities to teach

Who’s in front of the class? There are more black, Hispanic and Asian teachers in the US than there were in 1987, a new study shows -- but at the front of our nation’s classrooms, men are a shrinking minority. The report, published by the US Education Department’s National Center for E...

Updated : 2017.04.26 17:40

[Arthur Van Benthem] China charging ahead into ‘cleantech’ future

In 2009, when the world tried to negotiate a successor for the Kyoto Protocol in Copenhagen, the United States blamed the weak and unbinding agreement on China’s unwillingness to accept even long-term limits on carbon emissions. China, suspicious of American and European attempts to curta...

Updated : 2017.04.26 17:40

[Kim Myong-sik] To prevent war by being prepared for war

What was most disappointing in the TV debates of the five candidates for the May 9 presidential election was the absence of convincing countermeasures to the North Korean nuclear and missile threats. ...

Updated : 2017.04.26 17:40

[Mihir Sharma] Why China’s new aircraft carrier should worry India

The launch of China’s second aircraft carrier, expected as soon as this week, will be an important and depressing moment for India. The “Type 001A” -- likely to be called the “Shandong” -- will give China an edge for the first time in the carrier race with its Asian rival, a literal t...

Updated : 2017.04.26 17:40

[Bloomberg] Broken politics and fragile world economy

The global economy is gathering momentum, the International Monetary Fund has declared. That’s probably correct and undeniably encouraging, but there’s an ominous discord between this economic expansion and what’s euphemistically called “political uncertainty” -- that is, the stresses...

Updated : 2017.04.26 17:40