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[Shashi Tharoor] Why India should scrap parliamentary democracy

India’s parliamentary system, inherited from the British, is rife with inefficiencies. By the logic of Westminster, you elect a legislature to form the executive, and when the executive does not com...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:17

[David Ignatius] The real shocker in the WikiLeaks scoop

WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange’s revelation last week of the CIA’s arsenal of hacking tools had a misplaced tone of surprise, a bit like Claude Rains’s famous line in “Casablanca”: “I’m shocked, sho...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:17

[Cynthia M. Allen] It’s easy to hate and condemn when we refuse to listen

A friend of mine came to visit last weekend. Geography, work and family life mean we no longer have much time to talk, but fortunately, the cliche that we can “pick up right where we left off” aptly...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:17

[Rachel Marsden] America's game of footsie with Saudi Arabia

At the top of US President Donald Trump’s tentative daily schedule posted Tuesday morning on Facebook was lunch with Saudi Arabia’s defense minister and deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. Perh...

Updated : 2017.03.16 17:17

[Kim Ji-hyun] Most pragmatic form of nationalism

After voicing my perspective on the current frayed relations between Japan and Korea, including my take on how some Korean politicians appear to be abusing our “comfort women,” I received quite a b...

Updated : 2017.03.15 17:09

[Kim Myong-sik] China’s immaturity revealed in reaction to THAAD

However luminous the brains of the leaders at Beijing’s Jongnanhai may be, the current Chinese “countermeasures” on Korea’s decision to introduce the US-built Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ...

Updated : 2017.03.15 17:09

[Gina Barreca] Patriotism more than being born in US

The term “patriotism” is often reduced to its lowest pop culture denominator, dividing us into two groups: the folks who chant Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” by bellowing out the refrain and t...

Updated : 2017.03.15 17:08

Right-wingers want to hide Germany’s Nazi past

“We Germans are the only people in the world that have planted a monument of shame in the heart of their capital.” -- Bjoern Hoecke, German politician and a leading member of Germany’s upstart nation...

Updated : 2017.03.15 17:08

[Trudy Rubin] What happens in Iraq after IS is defeated?

This most liberal of Iraqi cities, nestled in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan, is a perfect place from which to ponder the impact of the upcoming military defeat of the Islamic State group -- on Ira...

Updated : 2017.03.15 17:08

[Robert J. Fouser] Reform agenda for next president

On Aug. 9, 1974, Vice President Gerald Ford was sworn in as president of the United States after Richard Nixon resigned amid the threat of certain impeachment. In brief remarks Ford said, “My fello...

Updated : 2017.03.14 17:15

[Kim Seong-kon] 'The man who would be king'

Rudyard Kipling’s novella “The Man Who Would Be King” is an account of two British adventurers in British India, Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnehan, who go to Afghanistan to become kings of Kafiris...

Updated : 2017.03.14 17:14

Trump’s reckless plan to starve ocean, atmosphere agency

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is just one of many federal agencies marked for drastic funding reductions to enable a big boost in military spending. But the cuts proposed for A...

Updated : 2017.03.14 17:14

Reviving 2009 six-party talks on NK might be key

The combined actions of North Korea, South Korea, the United States, China and Japan have probably made the Korean Peninsula the most dangerous potential flashpoint in the whole world at the moment. ...

Updated : 2017.03.14 17:14

[David Ignatius] Rex Tillerson off to agonizingly slow start

Rex Tillerson is off to an agonizingly slow start as secretary of state. That matters, because if Tillerson doesn’t develop a stronger voice, control of foreign policy is likely to move increasingly ...

Updated : 2017.03.14 17:14

[Adam Minter] Surprising roots of Malaysia’s rage

It didn’t take long for Malaysia to retaliate against North Korea for barring its citizens from leaving the country Tuesday. Within hours, a security cordon had surrounded North Korea’s Malaysian em...

Updated : 2017.03.14 17:14