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[Ana Palacio] The shrinking of the presidency

US President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, “The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small, bigger than he was.” But Donald Trump is testing that maxim. In Trump, who is some...

Updated : 2017.05.30 17:52

[Leonid Bershidsky] ‘Bad Germans’ and other Trump travel blunders

During his first foreign trip since he was elected, President Donald Trump didn’t look too out of place in Saudi Arabia or even in the Vatican. In Brussels, however, he was a befuddled elephant in a ...

Updated : 2017.05.30 17:52

[Satyajit Das] Innovation won’t overcome stagnation

Innovation, everybody hopes, will rescue the world from economic stagnation. I’m not so sure. The extent to which an innovation is significant depends on the degree to which it alters existing activ...

Updated : 2017.05.30 17:52

[Lee Jae-min] Detail national issues for the record

In Seoul, how a person goes about his business in a given day is now easily reconstructed. CCTVs are everywhere; payment terminals at buses, subways and convenience stores record all transactions; an...

Updated : 2017.05.30 17:51

[Other view] Trump’s budget plan hits poor people hard

It’s worse than even some of President Trump’s most vociferous critics could have imagined. Trump’s first proposed budget was characterized as “Robin Hood in reverse” by one critic, and that’s an und...

Updated : 2017.05.30 17:51

[Kim Seong-kon] Inspired by international writers

The 2017 Seoul International Forum for Literature, held by the Daesan Foundation and Arts Council Korea from May 22 to Thursday, brought together 14 international writers and 36 Korean writers to cel...

Updated : 2017.05.30 17:50

[Doyle McManus] Integrate Muslims to avoid bombing

The suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday was a sickening reminder that the West still lives under the threat of terrorism. And the claim of responsibility that followed was chilling confirmation t...

Updated : 2017.05.29 16:59

[Steven P. Bucci] Keeping our computers safe from attack

News about the WannaCry ransomware infestation that recently struck at least 150 different countries has faded from the headlines, but the danger it represents hasn’t. Who’s to blame? Can we stop it ...

Updated : 2017.05.29 16:58

[Andrew Sheng] Will the US dollar continue to strengthen?

After a bout of US dollar strengthening in anticipation of President Trump’s promises to increase infrastructure spending, cut taxes and get America going, the dollar has in fact reversed and weaken...

Updated : 2017.05.29 16:57

Muslim ban is unconstitutional

On Thursday, a federal appeals court based in Virginia handed President Donald Trump another defeat in his efforts to block immigrants from six nations -- Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen...

Updated : 2017.05.29 16:54

[Mac Margolis] Mexico’s most dangerous profession

In most countries, panic buttons are devices used by elderly folk who may need emergency care, or parents who want to keep tabs on wandering children and pets. But in Mexico, they’re part of the surv...

Updated : 2017.05.29 16:52

[David Ignatius] A path forward in Syria and Iraq, post-Islamic State group

The Manchester terror attack by an alleged Islamic State group “soldier” will accelerate the push by the US and its allies to capture the terror group’s strongholds in Mosul and Raqqah. But it sho...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:50

[Virginia Postrel] The boosterism behind China’s Silk Road story

Sitting in my Hangzhou hotel room one evening last September, I caught a helpfully subtitled Chinese TV show about Song Dynasty inscriptions carved on a mountainside near Quanzhou -- the city Chinese...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:49

[Philippine Daily Inquirer] Martial law untruths

A nation’s thoughts turn to Marawi City, even as fears about the possible consequences of the declaration of martial law rise in the hearts of many. These fears are not, as some Mindanao-based suppor...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:49

[Jay Ambrose] The storm of leaks

Let’s talk about anonymous leakers, about their frequent dishonor and dishonesty, sometimes their criminality, and about the dangers of news outlets relying on them too extensively and sometimes need...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:49