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[Martin Schram] Rethinking Donald Sr. and Jr. and the secrets they keep

After all of the negative Trump news that’s been pouring over us, it’s time somebody in my biz said a good word or two about Donald Trump. In fact, both Donalds — senior and junior.Because in one s...

Updated : 2017.07.21 18:19

[Adam Minter] China’s cashless revolution

On a recent trip to Shenzhen, in southern China, I came across a subway busker with two tip jars. The first was a cardboard box filled with coins and bills; the second was a small QR code taped to the box that allowed passersby to leave a tip by smartphone. On one level, this was simply sm...

Updated : 2017.07.21 18:18

[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] After the siege: the defeat of IS raises new questions about Mosul

The fall of Mosul to a coalition of forces led by government troops and supported by Americans brought to an end a nine-month attack on and siege of the ancient Iraqi city.Mosul had been held by the Islamic State, from which the IS had declared its caliphate, since June 2014. There remain ...

Updated : 2017.07.20 18:07

[Philip W. Yun] Why are we afraid of North Korea?

With North Korea’s successful intercontinental missile test this month, Americans again woke up to breathless alarm over possible military strikes and the specter of a North Korean nuclear attack — ...

Updated : 2017.07.20 17:46

[Albert Eisenberg] Liberal America has a political violence problem

Hamburg, Germany, July. As world leaders gather for the G-20 summit, far-left “anti-fascist” (Antifa) rioters set fire to cars and property, terrorize residents and injure more than 200 police officers attempting to keep the peace. Did you miss it? CNN’s initial reports referred to the ...

Updated : 2017.07.20 17:45

[Eli Lake] Trump just came very close to killing the Iran deal

Under President Barack Obama this kind of thing was routine. Since the Iran nuclear deal was reached in 2015, every few months the State Department would inform Congress that the Tehran government was in compliance.Then Donald Trump was elected president. He had campaigned against the agre...

Updated : 2017.07.20 17:45

[Letter to the editor] Why don’t we have the Sanggwaengi as a mascot of the Han River?

Yoo Duk-moon, whose family was displaced by the government from the Bamseom islet, recalls the Han River as it was. “When I was in my childhood,” Yoo reminisces, “the water was very clean and the r...

Updated : 2017.07.20 17:45

[Sean O’Malley] Moon’s NK policy should link aid to human rights

It did not take long for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to outline his approach for peace on the Korean Peninsula. There is no doubt the future road to peace will be complex with many unforeseen twists and turns, which makes it prudent to recognize that President Moon’s initial offeri...

Updated : 2017.07.20 17:44

[Kim Myong-sik] 8th Army relocation and new concept of war

It was regrettable that Vice Defense Minister Lee Joo-suk had to represent the Korean government in the significant ceremony last week marking the opening of the new headquarters of the US Forces in K...

Updated : 2017.07.19 17:49

[Tyler Cowen] Let robots teach American schoolkids

For all the talk about whether robots will take our jobs, a new worry is emerging, namely whether we should let robots teach our kids. As the capabilities of smart software and artificial intelligence advance, parents, teachers, teachers’ unions and the children themselves will all have s...

Updated : 2017.07.19 17:49

[Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry] Macron caves to the military

French President Emmanuel Macron had steamrolled every adversary in his path -- until he tried to take on the military.Macron has embarked on a spell of budgetary austerity, a move that will hurt growth but is being pursued out of a misplaced desire to meet the European Union’s arbitrary ...

Updated : 2017.07.19 17:49

[Yang Sung-jin] Never underestimate Naver dominance 

South Korean media are pinning their survival hopes on transforming their print-oriented business models into digital-centered alternatives in the coming years. The monopoly of Naver in the news media...

Updated : 2017.07.19 17:49

[Jonathan Allen] Willingness of Republicans to provide cover for Trump gone

President Donald Trump is losing the Republican Congress.The June 2016 meeting between a Russian lawyer and Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, among others, underscores what was obvious to anyone paying close attention to the election before ballots were cast: Russia wanted...

Updated : 2017.07.19 17:49

[Mohamed A. El-Erian] What a London cabbie taught me about Uber

Much has been said about Uber’s multiple self-inflicted wounds during a period of very rapid growth and that are now being fixed. The reporting and commentary have tended to cloud the extent to which the company’s innovative approach has transformed urban transportation. Last week, on a ...

Updated : 2017.07.18 17:42

[Robert J. Fouser] Disappearing side dishes

Shortly before leaving Korea in late June, I met some people who wanted to hear my ideas about globalizing kimchi. I enjoyed the talk, but, as always, argued that cultural transmission is more complex...

Updated : 2017.07.18 17:42