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[David Ignatius] Midterms as the ‘impeachment election’

President Nixon was heading for a big re-election victory in November that would confound his critics. He had just returned from a pathbreaking visit to China and had big transformative ideas for fore...

Updated : 2017.05.25 17:32

[Leonid Bershidsky] Don’t let the original Trump-Russia question fade

The Trump-Russia scandal has changed. The latest leaks are all about President Donald Trump’s acute discomfort with the investigation into his 2016 campaign’s possible collusion with the Kremlin, no...

Updated : 2017.05.25 17:32

[Gina Barreca] Manchester rises amid shattered innocence

Girls scream at concerts. Girls screamed for Frank Sinatra, for Elvis Presley, for The Beatles, for The Supremes, for Madonna, for Michael Jackson, for Prince, for Taylor Swift. Monday night, girls and their moms in Manchester, England, were screaming for Ariana Grande, a pop singer I’d n...

Updated : 2017.05.25 17:32

[Kim Kwi-gon] Korea should take the lead in 'fourth industrial revolution'

Korea used to be at the forefront of digital solutions, yet it has been reported that it is now far behind other countries in dealing with the "fourth industrial revolution," although it would be a go...

Updated : 2017.05.25 17:32

[Michael Mandelbaum] What NATO needs from Trump

As Donald Trump’s first foreign trip as president proceeds, the turmoil generated by his firing of FBI Director James Comey and the ongoing inquiry into his election campaign’s ties with Russia are following him. In none of the places he will visit will the events in Washington weigh mor...

Updated : 2017.05.25 17:28

[Justin Fendos] What’s Russia’s angle with Pyongyang?

For those who have not noticed, Russia has steadily been increasing its cooperation with North Korea. The first major event happened in 2014, when Moscow moved to forgive about $11 billion worth of Soviet-era debt. Trade between the two nations has been on the rise and this month, a new fe...

Updated : 2017.05.24 18:19

[Kim Myong-sik] Moon’s discreet steps for post-election stability

Gallup Korea has assessed an 87 percent approval rate for President Moon Jae-in (saying he “will do well for the next 5 years”) in the second week after he took office on May 10. This high rate of e...

Updated : 2017.05.24 18:18

[Pankaj Mishra] Modi’s idea of India

Three years after he was elected, Prime Minister Narendra Modi looms over India’s political scene like no other leader in the country’s recent history. And his critics must explain why his mass appeal seems unimpaired, despite his increasingly authoritarian ways and growing failures.Modi...

Updated : 2017.05.24 18:18

[Other view] Two words for Trump haters: President Pence

Please stop trying to find ways to impeach President Trump, pleads Bob Hamilton of the Toronto Star, “As bad as Trump is, the United States could actually be in worse shape in the future if Mike Pence, his seemingly benign vice president, replaces him in the Oval Office. Indeed, Pence cou...

Updated : 2017.05.24 18:18

[Kim Ji-hyun] Moon’s off to a good start

Red, white and blue. Those were the colors I was taught to consider as most important when I was a kid living in the US back in the 80s. They are the colors of the American flag, the flag that symboli...

Updated : 2017.05.24 18:16

[Mac Margolis] Brazil’s president should resign

You’d think Brazilians would be inured to scandal. After seeing one president ousted, the worst recession in a century, and the nation’s top moguls and political bosses tarred in a historic corruption probe, what more could go wrong?Silly question. Consider President Michel Temer, who wa...

Updated : 2017.05.23 17:42

[Kim Seong-kon] How to read Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman”

“Go Set a Watchman,” Harper Lee’s sequel to her seminal novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” received mixed reviews. While a few wrote favorable reviews, most reviewers expressed disappointment, especi...

Updated : 2017.05.23 17:42

[Jonathan Bernstein] Only the Senate can unravel the Russia story

The obvious thing about the new special counsel named to investigate the Trump-Russia scandal is that US President Donald Trump entirely brought this upon himself -- first, by firing FBI Director James Comey, then by claiming it was all the Justice Department’s idea, and then by going on ...

Updated : 2017.05.23 17:42

[Zahid Hussain] China’s new world order

China recently hosted 29 heads of state and government at the Belt and Road Forum, reinforcing the country’s claim to leadership of an emerging geopolitical and economic world order. The summit conference that also attracted representatives of more than 40 other countries and multilateral...

Updated : 2017.05.23 17:42

[Robert Fouser] Looking forward from the 2017 election

President Moon Jae-in took office on May 10, the day after he won a sweeping election victory. Each day since he took office has brought refreshing surprises that have earned him high marks. His elec...

Updated : 2017.05.23 17:42