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[Robert J. Fouser] A pragmatic foreign policy

President Park Geun-hye’s recent state visit to Canada and speech to the U.N. General Assembly offer a chance to think about South Korean foreign policy from a broader perspective. What are the goals...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:10

One country, two systems looks shaky in H.K.

Chinese President Xi Jinping may be good at purging the Communist Party of his rivals or the country of corruption, but he seems a very bad salesman when trying to sell Taiwan his grand vision for a unified China.After seeing how Beijing is turning a deaf ear to the Hong Kong people’s veh...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:10

When does discipline become child abuse?

I did not have a Dickensian childhood. I had more than enough to eat, unlike orphaned Oliver Twist. I had the love and attention that was denied to poor little David Copperfield. I was not forced to scavenge in graveyards, like Pip from “Great Expectations.” All in all, it was much more ...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:09

[Kim Seong-kon] Thoughts upon leaving Istanbul for Seoul

Sometimes our childhood memories haunt us or linger even after we become adults. When I was in the fourth grade, for example, a theater near my house was showing a movie entitled “Istanbul.” As a ch...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:09

The intellectual battle to defeat ISIS

DUBAI ― The global financial crisis taught the world how profoundly interdependent our economies have become. In today’s crisis of extremism, we must recognize that we are just as interdependent for our security, as is clear in the current struggle to defeat ISIS.If we are to prevent ISI...

Updated : 2014.09.30 20:09

[David Ignatius] Hunger for change in Mideast

ISTANBUL ― Talking to young tech entrepreneurs gathered at a conference here, you hear the hunger for change that is pervasive in the Middle East. They’re frustrated and angry about the status quo, ...

Updated : 2014.09.29 20:49

New pro-choice message disempowers women

In her recently released memoir, state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis acknowledged she had aborted a much-wanted child after discovering her unborn daughter had a severe brain abnormality.The deeply personal revelation largely succeeded in what was likely its intended purp...

Updated : 2014.09.29 20:48

[Joseph E. Stiglitz] Europe’s austerity zombies maintain broken policy

NEW YORK ― “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the theory,” goes the old adage. But too often it is easier to keep the theory and change the facts ― or so German Chancellor Angela Merkel a...

Updated : 2014.09.29 20:46

In defense of nationalism in a global age

Nationalism is resurgent, says Gideon Rachman in a recent column for the Financial Times. This is surprising, he argues. Not long ago we were contemplating a new age of globalization: “In a borderless world of bits and bytes the traditional concerns of nations ― territory, identity and s...

Updated : 2014.09.29 20:43

Bleed the Islamic State of funding to cripple its ability to mobilize

Two wars simultaneously target Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria. One war involves fighters, warplanes and bombs. The other is the Green War. Green, as in money.Both wars are on full display this week. In Syria, American and Arab warplanes pounded oil refineries controlled by Isla...

Updated : 2014.09.29 20:43

[David Ignatius] Carrying out Jihad by the book

ISTANBUL ― It may not be as revealing as “Mein Kampf” or “The Communist Manifesto.” But people looking for insight into the extremist strategy that inflames the fighters of the Islamic State migh...

Updated : 2014.09.28 20:50

Congress of Vienna’s lessons for today

PARIS ― Two hundred years ago, on Sept. 25, 1814, Russia’s Czar Alexander I and Friedrich Wilhelm III, the King of Prussia, were greeted at the gates of Vienna by Austria’s Emperor Franz I. The start of the Congress of Vienna ushered in the longest period of peace Europe had known for c...

Updated : 2014.09.28 20:49

[Michael J. Boskin] Policy ‘crimes’ arising from attacks on democracy

When the Berlin Wall fell a quarter-century ago this November, pundits led by Francis Fukuyama proclaimed the end of history ― the triumph of democratic capitalism over all rival systems. America’s ...

Updated : 2014.09.28 20:48

Jimmy Fallon’s coming, but where are the activists?

If Jimmy Fallon really wants to grab Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s attention when he brings “The Tonight Show” to Chicago for another mutual ear-licking session, Jimmy might ask this:When will Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr. show up in Chicago to show Ferguson-style outrage over the assassinat...

Updated : 2014.09.28 20:48

Korea’s case for drawing foreign hospitals

Imagine if the MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the world’s most prestigious cancer hospitals, decided to build its first Asian hospital in Korea. This would provide an enormous boost to Korea’s medical tourism industry and contribute to the advancement of Korea’s already sound cancer ...

Updated : 2014.09.28 20:47