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[Park Sang-seek] New approach to NK nukes

I wrote an article titled “How to Deal with the North Korean Nuclear Threat” in the Oct. 20 issue of The Korea Herald. In the article I reviewed two contrasting approaches advocated by various exper...

Updated : 2017.01.22 17:29

[Noah Feldman] Trump Turns a JFK phrase against his message

The crucial passage in President Donald Trump’s inaugural address Friday tracked John F. Kennedy’s swearing-in speech, with one huge difference: Trump’s America First message was 180 degrees away from Kennedy’s Cold War embrace of global leadership.The combination of homage to Kennedy ...

Updated : 2017.01.22 17:27

[Los Angeles Times] Trump’s recycled campaign speech made no effort to bring Americans together

No one expected Donald Trump’s inaugural address to join John F. Kennedy’s in the annals of presidential oratory. His own advisers telegraphed that the speech would be brief and “workmanlike.” But they also signaled that the new president would outline a vision for the country.That’s ...

Updated : 2017.01.22 17:27

[Jay Ambrose] An inauguration to remember

Everything is pretty much hunky dory, President Barack Obama said in his farewell speech, yet, in his inaugural speech, President Donald Trump said very nearly the opposite. Trump is right. For all th...

Updated : 2017.01.22 17:26

[Philippe Legrain] Brexit into Trumpland

British Prime Minister Theresa May is leading the United Kingdom toward a very “hard” Brexit in 2019 -- and potentially off a cliff, if the UK leaves the European Union without an exit or trade deal. In her Tuesday speech, May outlined her objectives for negotiating with the EU, and made...

Updated : 2017.01.22 17:25

[Jonathan Bernstein] President Obama‘s Great Strength and Biggest Weakness

Some of what Barack Obama was as President of the United States of America is beyond my expertise, beginning with what it means to the nation to have had a black president, and how he handled that burden -- on top of the already-impossible burden of the presidency. I’ll settle for three p...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:51

[David Ignatius] Can Trump make the world stable again?

Donald Trump‘s inauguration marks a global inflection point: He takes office at a moment when many analysts see a transition to a new economic and political order -- one where the risks for the Unite...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:50

[Bloomberg] Trump’s trade plan is a looming disaster

Even by his standards, President-elect Donald Trump’s statements on trade have been stunning in their recklessness. His proposals essentially amount to the repudiation of a system that has fostered global stability and lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty over the last sev...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:48

[David Ignatius] Russia‘s information warfare is on the rise

Last February, a top Russian cyber official told a security conference in Moscow that Russia was working on new strategies for the “information arena” that would be equivalent to testing a nuclear bomb and would “allow us to talk to the Americans as equals.”Andrey Krutskikh, a senior K...

Updated : 2017.01.20 17:47

[Other View] Mideast chat in Paris: two-state solution aired without players

Senior officials of some 70 countries and international organizations gathered in Paris on Sunday to try, one more time, to move forward the project to divide the area shared by Israelis and Palestinians into two states, living side by side in peace.The putative hopelessness of the effort ...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:31

[Bae Su-kyeong] South Korea stands at crossroads  

Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson’s “Why Nations Fail” argues that the reason nations fail or succeed rides on political and economic institutions. According to the book, there are two types of institutions -- “extractive” institutions and “inclusive” institutions. The first is one ...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:31

[Tom Orlik & Michael Pettis] Debate: Can China survive Trump?

This week, President Xi Jinping attends the Davos forum for the first time -- a sign of how concerned China is about a possible retreat from globalization. Till now, easy access to world markets has underpinned the country’s remarkable expansion. How badly Chinese growth could be hurt by ...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:29

[David Ignatius] Keep CIA on path to ‘modernization’

CIA Director John Brennan’s biggest concern the past few years hasn’t been Russian hacking, or even the wars in the Middle East, but what he calls “modernization” of the agency. In an effort to improve performance of this notoriously siloed organization, Brennan moved to fuse operation...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:27

[Justin Fox] No, Trump isn‘t normal. That’s sort of the point.

This isn’t normal. It’s a statement we’ve been hearing a lot since Donald Trump was elected on Nov. 8. We may hear it even more after he is inaugurated Friday.It happens to be true. An orange-haire...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:26

[Robert B. Reich] Trump’s plan to neuter the White House press corps

Tyrants don’t allow open questioning and they hate the free press. They want total control.That’s why, according to three senior officials on the transition team, the incoming Trump administration i...

Updated : 2017.01.19 17:25