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[Robert J. Fouser] Generational conflict in Korea

A few days ago, Kim Dae-jung came to mind, and I decided to watch a few videos of his old speeches on YouTube. One of the most impressive was a speech in Daegu during the 1987 presidential campaign in...

Updated : 2014.11.25 21:00

Ukraine gave up the bomb to find a bear

With Russian tanks and other military equipment rolling into Ukraine, Kiev is learning the hard way that when you reside in a nasty neighborhood it doesn’t pay to get rid of nuclear weapons without ironclad security guarantees. But that is exactly what it did in December 1994 when it agre...

Updated : 2014.11.25 21:00

[Kim Seong-kon] Long-distance relationships

Americans are known to be hopelessly bad at long-distance relationships. When a husband has a job in New York City and his wife works in Los Angeles, their relationship is likely to gradually deterior...

Updated : 2014.11.25 21:00

The banking system is safer, simpler and fairer ― Really?

This week in Singapore, fresh from the G20 meetings in Brisbane, Bank of England Mark Carney delivered a major speech outlining the future of financial reform. As current Chairman of the Financial Stability Board, tasked with coordinating global financial stability efforts, he patted himse...

Updated : 2014.11.25 20:59

Why we should give thanks for animals

Most of us share our homes with animals, so we know that they provide us with companionship, teach us how to love unconditionally and help us enjoy the outdoors and get more exercise. But wild animals also quietly provide us with many other benefits that we rarely notice. As we count our b...

Updated : 2014.11.25 20:58

[Jeffrey D. Sachs] China’s new global leadership

NEW YORK ― The biggest economic news of the year came almost without notice: China has overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy, according to the scorekeepers at the International ...

Updated : 2014.11.24 20:59

How to stop Asia’s SAT cheats

On Dec. 6, nervous teenagers around the world will sit down to take the SAT. Most will succeed or fail honestly. Others, particularly in Asia, may well have bought the answers beforehand. As evidence, FairTest, a Massachusetts-based organization that advocates for standardized-testing refo...

Updated : 2014.11.24 20:56

U.S. Congress hurdle for trade breakthroughs

Economic news is grim all around the world. This year’s output growth has been disappointing, and the International Monetary Fund expects only a slight improvement in 2015. Europe may be sliding back into recession, with even the once-robust German economy teetering on the brink. China is...

Updated : 2014.11.24 20:55

The invasion that dare not say its name

It’s time for President Obama to start using the I-word when referring to Russia’s assault on Ukraine. I mean invasion.The world is witnessing a Russian invasion of a neighboring country, something that hasn’t happened since the fall of the Soviet Union (except for Russia’s 2008 invasi...

Updated : 2014.11.24 20:55

[A. Gary Shilling] Why countries wage currency wars

The U.S. dollar has been on a tear this year, rising against the currencies of virtually all major developed economies. What we’re seeing around the world is intense ― and in some cases, deliberate ...

Updated : 2014.11.24 20:55

[David Ignatius] The IS’ terrifying strategy

WASHINGTON ― A centerpiece of President Obama’s strategy for defeating the Islamic State is mobilizing tribal fighters to join the Iraqi military in retaking Anbar and other Sunni-dominated province...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:02

Consumers may propel India’s economy

MUMBAI ― India’s economy could soon be on the move again. The new government is reestablishing fiscal discipline and energizing the bureaucracy, fueling optimism that rising business confidence will re-activate investment, particularly in infrastructure. But India’s overall growth prosp...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:02

[Ram Garikipati] Win-win regional trade pact choices for Korea

After dillydallying for several years, China has thrown the cat among the pigeons by aggressively pushing for the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific at the recently concluded APEC summit in Beijing.T...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:01

Cosby accusers should have spoken up sooner

I know that the nuns who had custody of my conscience for 12 long years will be hanging their heads about this, but I’ve come to the conclusion that you can actually be too compassionate. While it’s always good to reach out to the suffering, there are times when you have to say, “Sorry,...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:01

‘Fighting Jane’ battled the machine and won

Did she ever get steamed up at a negative portrayal in the media ― and there were many ― then have a few drinks and call the reporters to give them angry editorial criticism?Sure she did. Often.And the time she became furious with her husband, Jay McMullen, and whipped an ashtray at his ...

Updated : 2014.11.23 20:59