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[Kim Seong-kon] Would you fight change and be left behind?

This is the National Assembly Hearing season in Korea for Cabinet minister-designates proposed by the new administration. Every day, newspaper reporters thoroughly examine every nook and cranny of the...

Updated : 2017.06.27 17:47

[Tyler Cowen] Populism’s success, in plain English

Populist and “alt-right” causes have lately seen some setbacks, including the centrist electoral results in the Netherlands, the victory of Emmanuel Macron and his party in France, the poor showing of the Five Star Movement in local Italian elections and the split of the True Finns party...

Updated : 2017.06.27 17:46

[Leonid Bershidsky] Macron can follow Germany’s lead on labor reform

The German economy is in a remarkably rosy phase. According to data published on Monday by the Ifo Institute, business confidence is at a record high since 1991. The Bundesbank has raised its growth forecasts through 2019. One of the reasons for this surge of optimism is that the German la...

Updated : 2017.06.27 17:46

[Trudy Rubin] Trump’s failing ‘big man doctrine’

King Salman of Saudi Arabia just elevated his somewhat reckless 31-year-old son Prince Mohammed to become crown prince, and the White House is thrilled.The prince has bonded with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, hosting him and Ivanka Trump for dinner at his home when the pair traveled w...

Updated : 2017.06.27 17:46

[Lee Jae-min] Money is fungible

As a professor teaching international law I receive questions from people from time to time asking me whether UN Security Council resolutions are binding, that is whether they are ‘legally’ binding....

Updated : 2017.06.27 17:46

[Other view] Congress should pass new sanctions on Russia as meddling evidence grows

The Senate recently approved what would be a serious and needed check on the presidency. The bill would prevent President Donald Trump from easing sanctions without congressional review. It also would impose broad new penalties at key Russian economic sectors — punishment for blatant inte...

Updated : 2017.06.27 17:46

[Trudy Rubin] US student’s death should shine light on North Korea’s rights abuses

Anyone with human feelings is outraged by North Korea’s murder of Otto Warmbier.The term “murder” is justified, although we don’t know exactly how this bright, adventurous student was brutalized a...

Updated : 2017.06.26 17:48

[Virginia Heffernan] Ten years later, the iPhone owns us

Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in January, 2007, before an adoring congregation, in his signature “Sermon on the Mount” style. On June 29, it became available to the public. Ten years later, t...

Updated : 2017.06.26 17:48

[Steven Rosenbaum] The real side of fake news

Today’s digital devices and social networks deliver so much information that even the savviest consumer cannot evaluate all of it. We seem to be living in a version of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, where truth is drowned in a sea of irrelevance. But the future need not be the dystopia...

Updated : 2017.06.26 17:48

[Virginia Postrel] Immigrants make America great. So do their grandchildren

Here’s a helpful hint for my fellow immigration enthusiasts: stop dissing Americans whose ancestors got here before yours.It’s a common trope: “Immigrants make America great.” You can buy a T-shirt that says it. It sounds like a happy celebration of Americans by choice. But it quickly ...

Updated : 2017.06.26 17:47

[Gloria Johns] An open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin

Dear President Putin:There is no doubt that you control American politics and, in fact, you are now in control of the White House and the present and future state of democracy in the United States. That you have done this without firing a shot or shedding one ounce of blood of your kinsmen...

Updated : 2017.06.26 17:47

[Other view] N. Korea no place for US tourists

It‘s easier for American tourists to travel to North Korea than to Cuba. It’s also more dangerous, as the death of college student Otto Warmbier after 17 months of North Korean captivity shows.But never mind the absurdity of President Donald Trump’s reimposition of travel restrictions t...

Updated : 2017.06.26 17:47

[Robert Park] An arms imbalance revisited

In a 2001 book on the 1950-53 catastrophe in Korea’s origins, George Washington University professor Richard Thornton analyzed the North and the South’s egregious, bewildering and glaring arms imbal...

Updated : 2017.06.25 18:13

[Kent Harrington] Trump’s unraveling Korea policy

With every tweet or meeting with a foreign leader that US President Donald Trump completes, American officials find themselves struggling to reassure allies that the United States remains committed to...

Updated : 2017.06.25 18:13

[Chicago Tribune] When will Trump realize peril of Putin?

One of the most troubling aspects to the Kremlin’s meddling with the American presidential campaign has been that, since Donald Trump took office, Washington has not lifted a finger to punish Russia for its actions.That may change soon, now that the Senate has voted 98-2 to impose a new r...

Updated : 2017.06.25 18:13