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[Richard Cherwitz] Trump must loudly, persistently denounce hatred

I am a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, one of America’s major research institutions. My field of study is rhetoric, a discipline dating back to ancient Greece that studies persuasion. In particular I am interested in the impact of one’s language on audiences, regardless o...

Updated : 2016.12.09 18:38

[Kuni Miyake] China should heed Pearl Harbor’s lessons

The anniversary of Pearl Harbor is commemorated on Dec. 8 in Japan -- the time locally when thousands of miles away, its ships and warplanes sank much of the US Pacific Fleet and launched war against America.  For 75 years now, many Japanese have reflected on that moment with great remors...

Updated : 2016.12.09 18:36

[June H.L. Wong] Sexist politicians are a universal pain

Let’s stop blaming Trump for our misogynistic world. Even without him, there are plenty of men in leadership positions who think women are just fair game.Before Trump, there was Italian Prime Ministe...

Updated : 2016.12.08 16:17

Trump shows thin grasp of global issues

When it comes to the One-China Policy, nations all around the world know that they can expect a vicious and nasty reaction from Beijing for breaking this long-standing diplomatic protocol. Even if one is committed to the One China Policy, like Singapore Deputy Premier Lee Hsien Loong, who ...

Updated : 2016.12.08 16:16

[Ravi Velloor] Trump call with Taiwan leader raises questions about future US Asia policy

The early contours of US President-elect Donald Trump‘s Asia policy is coming into view and here it is — there is no clear plan.Trump’s telephone conversation with Taiwan‘s President Tsai Ing-wen suggests the scattershot diplomacy that lies ahead as the first American president who’s ...

Updated : 2016.12.08 16:16

[Shashi Tharoor] India’s demonetization disaster

On Nov. 8, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that, at the stroke of midnight, some 14 trillion rupees worth of 500- and 1,000-rupee notes – 86 percent of all the currency in circulation -- would no longer be legal tender. With that, India’s economy was plunged into chaos.Modi...

Updated : 2016.12.08 16:16

[Robert B. Reich] Trump‘s trickle-down populism

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump triumphantly celebrated Carrier’s decision to reverse its plan to close a furnace plant and move jobs to Mexico. Some 800 jobs will remain in Indianapolis.“Corporate America is going to have to understand that we have to take care of our workers,”...

Updated : 2016.12.08 16:15

[David Ignatius] Trump muffs his first foreign policy test

Whatever else future historians say about Donald Trump‘s early foreign policy moves, they’re likely to note the erratic and, in many ways, self-defeating nature of the president-elect‘s initial dea...

Updated : 2016.12.08 16:15

Eyes on Putin: Seeking clues in Russian leader’s speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual State of the Nation address, delivered at the Kremlin on Thursday, was rather restrained for him. But it did offer some clues to his idea of relations with the new administration in Washington.Putin has no real political problems at home, his Unit...

Updated : 2016.12.07 16:16

[Kim Myong-sik] Let common sense guide nation’s path

A long time ago when I was looking for a career in journalism, most newspaper companies recruited reporters once a year through written tests and interviews. The newspaper I applied to conducted tests...

Updated : 2016.12.07 16:15

[Trudy Rubin] Trump’s loose talk has global reach

What would happen if a president talked to world leaders in the same explosive patter Donald Trump perfected on the campaign trail?You can get a clue from the off-the-cuff phone talks the president-elect has been holding with foreign leaders since winning the election. These freewheeling c...

Updated : 2016.12.07 16:15

75 years later, hard lesson of Pearl Harbor ? and Sept. 11 ? endures

Leroy Barber grew up in rural New London, Wisconsin, hunting and fishing with two of his brothers. He enlisted in the US Navy, trained at the Great Lakes facility north of Chicago and was assigned to a battleship. Barber enjoyed being a sailor, missed his brothers and advised them to join ...

Updated : 2016.12.07 16:15

[Christopher Balding] Why China can’t stop capital outflows

How China manages its currency is likely to be the global economic story of 2017. Despite the government’s best efforts, capital continues to leave the country at a brisk pace, with a balance-of-paym...

Updated : 2016.12.07 16:15

[Kim Seong-kon] Advice for young people in Korea

If young people come to me for advice, which is not likely, I would gladly oblige, hoping they would not repeat my generation’s follies. As someone who has extensively travelled all over the world an...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:21

[Jean Pisani-Ferry] Preventing the Next Eurozone Crisis Starts Now

European leaders have devoted scant attention to the future of the eurozone since July 2012, when Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank’s president, famously committed to do “whatever it takes” to save the common currency. For more than four years, they have essentially subcontracted ...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:20