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[Other view] Europe’s smart compromise on London clearing

The City of London has been anxiously awaiting the European Commission’s review of clearinghouses that handle euro-denominated transactions. It’s a nice line of business -- one the European Central B...

Updated : 2017.06.20 17:41

[Leonid Bershidsky] As US sanctions Russia, Europe says ‘Ouch!’

The Russia sanctions bill passed by the US Senate threatens to deepen the rift between the US and Europe that has emerged since Donald Trump won the presidency. Though in the US, the bill is only dis...

Updated : 2017.06.19 17:01

[Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry] Macron willing to use French power

French President Emmanuel Macron’s astonishingly fast rise to the top means it’s still hard to know how he will govern on many issues. With a background in finance and economics, many assume his fo...

Updated : 2017.06.19 17:01

[Jagannath Panda] India in Seoul’s new foreign policy quest

A clear foreign policy graph in Seoul is still evolving under the new President Moon Jae-in. Pointing toward a more engaging foreign policy, President Moon in his inaugural speech on May 10 argued Se...

Updated : 2017.06.19 17:01

[Eli Lake] US stands with Qatar’s foes, while selling F-15s to Qatar

You would be forgiven for thinking the US backs Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in their current standoff against Qatar. President Donald Trump himself has taken the Saudis’ line against th...

Updated : 2017.06.19 17:01

[Christine M. Flowers] Attack on Scalise was a hate crime

I just got finished writing a column about how the internet is vile and vicious and people have become poisonous vipers in the privacy of their basements. It was in direct reaction to the blowback I ...

Updated : 2017.06.19 17:01

[Michael Schuman] Has Asia learned from the 1997 crisis?

Kim Dae-jung, the former president of South Korea, once told me a story that perfectly captures the spirit of reform that followed the 1997 Asian financial crisis. He was on an official trip to Vietn...

Updated : 2017.06.18 17:52

[Park Sang-seek] North Korea and Syria: Two evil states

North Korea and Syria are two powder kegs in the world at the moment. By comparing these two states we may be able to find solutions to the two crises. The North Korean crisis is directly related to...

Updated : 2017.06.18 17:52

[David Ignatius] When there’s a family quarrel in the Middle East, ‘let Rex handle it’

The sudden embargo on Qatar pushed this month by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia has peeved the State Department and Pentagon, drawing sharp criticism of those two close Gulf allies. The Q...

Updated : 2017.06.18 17:51

[Noah Smith] The robot takeover is greatly exaggerated

There’s lots of fretting these days that automation will displace huge numbers of workers. It makes sense to be worried. Although adoption of machines in the past didn’t make human labor obsolete, th...

Updated : 2017.06.18 17:51

[Bernard-Henri Levy] Emmanuel Macron and the post-revolutionary idea

No, Parisian voters are not “vomitatious,” as the pathetic Henri Guaino proclaimed Monday after losing his seat in the National Assembly. Staying home from the polls, which we have been told for 30 y...

Updated : 2017.06.18 17:51

[Other view] How Asia can take the lead on climate

Ever since the US announced its withdrawal from the Paris agreement, China and India have been hailed for firmly recommitting to the global emissions pact. The praise is fair: It’s good that two of t...

Updated : 2017.06.18 17:51

Is US ready for another Russian hacking?

Let’s put aside for a moment the question of whether anyone connected to President Donald Trump colluded with Russia in its attempts to hack the 2016 election. Let’s not get into an argument about wh...

Updated : 2017.06.16 17:51

[Michael Pettis] Can China really rein in credit?

China’s regulators, it seems, are on the attack. Guo Shuqing, chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, announced recently that he’d resign if he wasn’t able to discipline the banking s...

Updated : 2017.06.16 17:38

[David Ignatius] Trump would be wise to ignore his friends and leave Mueller in place

Forewarned is forearmed. So perhaps the country is lucky that President Trump’s allies have floated the possibility that he might fire special counsel Robert Mueller. This speculation allows citizen...

Updated : 2017.06.15 17:36