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[Doyle McManus] What are the options on Iran?

Ever since negotiators finished work on a nuclear agreement with Iran, President Barack Obama and his aides have been fending off critics with a recurring refrain: What’s the alternative? “There’s no alternative that you or anybody else has proposed,” Secretary of State John F. Kerry ...

Updated : 2015.08.02 17:23

[Park Sang-seek] How peaceful will the world be 70 years from now?

In World War II, the aggressors became the losers and the defenders the winners. But both are responsible for the unprecedented damages to humanity caused by them. The greatest lesson both sides have ...

Updated : 2015.08.02 17:19

[Hans Blix] It’s time to ban the bomb

The nuclear agreement between Iran, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany, and the EU, comes at a historically propitious moment. Seventy years ago next month, the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki opened the darkest chapter in the lon...

Updated : 2015.07.31 16:47

[Munir Majid] Lessons of Greek drama for ASEAN

Europe has been glued to the Grexit television screen for the longest time. Going on and on for at least five years, each episode of whether Greece will remain in the eurozone or not has run longer than the longest Tamil movie of yore. What are the lessons for the Association of Southeast...

Updated : 2015.07.30 17:18

[Rachel Marsden] ‘President Trump’ is an idea whose time has come

I recently heard a panel of journalists complain on a radio show that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump won’t stop hijacking the news cycle and is effectively preventing them from cov...

Updated : 2015.07.30 17:15

[Kim Ji-hyun] The things that matter to us

Life. Be in it. That’s a slogan I remember from my childhood in the U.S. I heard it in a commercial and for some reason, it stuck. It’s such a simple phrase, but so hard to live by.  We were all r...

Updated : 2015.07.29 18:38

[Trudy Rubin] Don’t sink Iran nuclear deal, make it better

Here’s the bottom line on the Iran nuclear pact: Whether you like it or hate it, or feel as I do -- that it’s barely passable but U.S. negotiators could have done better -- it’s a done deal.There a...

Updated : 2015.07.29 17:07

[Kim Seong-kon] The Second Cold War and Korea’s future

A few days ago, I met a renowned expert on Chinese, Japanese and Korean relations. He was genuinely concerned about recent radical developments in East Asia: increasing Chinese and American rivalry as...

Updated : 2015.07.28 17:27

[Lee Jae-min] Road rage punished and soothed

Driving in Seoul is never easy. It requires constant attention. Buses and taxies abruptly cut in and motorcycles zigzag through the traffic at high speed. When asked to list the memories of their life...

Updated : 2015.07.28 17:21

[Andrew Sheng] Getting stock prices right and reforming markets

The two events that shook the world in June and early July were the Greek crisis and China’s stock market gyrations.  Both events were about getting prices right -- the Greek negotiations on whether...

Updated : 2015.07.27 17:51

[David Ignatius] The new era of the lone wolf

“He acknowledged the truth, he gives (allegiance), the order has been given, his heart beats, he accepts, butterflies kick in. ... The target is given, the anticipation is over, a sense of relief.” ...

Updated : 2015.07.27 17:49

[Reader's View] Political arena should be open to youth

Last fall, the citizens of Hong Kong staged the Umbrella Revolution in opposition to Beijing’s interference in the 2017 election that will decide the next leader of the autonomous territory. Along with the fact that a massive protest took place in the center of a large city, one of the mo...

Updated : 2015.07.27 15:42

[Trudy Rubin] Israeli support for Iran deal

Israeli officials are orchestrating a campaign to have Congress scuttle the Iran nuclear deal by voting it down and overriding a promised presidential veto. Republican presidential hopefuls have jumpe...

Updated : 2015.07.26 17:50

[J. Bradford DeLong] Repeating Depression’s mistakes

BERKELEY -– Back in the early days of the ongoing economic crisis, I had a line in my talks that sometimes got applause, usually got a laugh, and always gave people a reason for optimism. Given the e...

Updated : 2015.07.26 17:38

[Carl P. Leubsdorf] Clinton needs to avoid blunders

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton appears to be making progress toward regaining control of her campaign after three months in which questions about the past have sometimes overshadowed her focus on the future.But only success in next year’s primaries and caucuses can validate those...

Updated : 2015.07.24 17:09