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[Carl P. Leubsdorf] Take hope, the Trump administration is evolving

Presidents evolve. And so do their administrations. John F. Kennedy was noticeably more cautious and skeptical of military advisers after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. First-term failure...

Updated : 2017.04.18 17:57

[Lee Jae-min] Coming to a full circle

To many South Koreans, this could not have come at a worse time. With the ousted former president in prison and the prime minister and acting president merely performing a transition caretaker’s rol...

Updated : 2017.04.18 17:57

[Other view] What comes after ‘mother of all bombs’?

The US bombing last week in Afghanistan, using the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in its arsenal, signals a shift in US foreign policy. It was the second Thursday night in a row -- after the just...

Updated : 2017.04.18 17:56

[Gregory A. Maniatis] Trump's Tomahawks won't help

There is a tragic inconsistency in US President Donald Trump’s response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s use of sarin gas against his country’s people. Trump said that he was moved to act by ...

Updated : 2017.04.17 17:48

[Andrew Malcolm] What Trump's attack on Syria did - and did not - do

President Donald Trump’s sudden missile strike against a Syrian air base in retaliation for a gas attack on civilians will not change one thing about that sad land’s bloody civil war. It will, howe...

Updated : 2017.04.17 17:48

[Noah Feldman] On China, Trump realizes trade and security mix

The news media have been quick to note US President Donald Trump’s embrace of bombing in Syria and the need for NATO as reversals of the foreign policy he advocated on the stump. But he’s made anot...

Updated : 2017.04.17 17:48

[Brian Peterson] Foreign Affairs Ministry’s public diplomacy team and the 'Rock Wall Group'

On a rainy April day, a small group of distinguished foreign professors met with the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s public diplomacy team, including Ambassador for Public Diplomacy Park Enna. They met...

Updated : 2017.04.17 17:48

[Conor Sen] United Airlines feeling the sway of consumers in Asia

On day one of the fiasco over United Airlines’ forcible removal of a passenger from an overbooked flight, the stock of United Continental Holdings Inc. actually rallied. Perhaps Americans were outra...

Updated : 2017.04.17 17:48

[Endy M. Bayuni] Widodo turns to Islam-nationalism to preserve Indonesia’s diversity

Irrespective of the result, the Jakarta gubernatorial election Wednesday will leave a bitter aftertaste that could have consequences on the political landscape in the rest of Indonesia. The election ...

Updated : 2017.04.17 17:48

[Other view] Protect privacy at the border

In a recent op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, naturalized US citizen Lubana Adi detailed how Customs and Border Protection agents seized and searched her phone without a warrant when she returned from...

Updated : 2017.04.17 17:47

[Other view] Stop pretending on Greek debt

Greece and its creditors say they’ve made progress in their endless negotiations over the country’s debts -- enough to avoid a default on payments worth more than 7 billion euros ($7.43 billion) in J...

Updated : 2017.04.16 17:48

[Fabiola Santiago] US an increasingly authoritarian society

Finally, in a third statement two days too late made after United Airlines lost millions in stock market value, CEO Oscar Munoz got around to appropriately apologizing for the “truly horrific” forced...

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[Robert Park] Japan and China visibly preparing for preventive strike fallout

Japan and China have already taken clear-cut measures to safeguard their nationals and interests in the event of a looming military confrontation. Meanwhile, Korean civilians -- who would suffer mos...

Updated : 2017.04.16 17:48

[Adam Minter] Dude, who plugged in my plane?

The concept is familiar: Replace car journeys with high-speed, electric-powered travel for the masses. China does it with a famous (and famously expensive) high-speed train network. Last week, Boeing...

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[Ben Carlson] How markets overcame past geopolitical crises

According to a survey by the CFA Institute, more than two-thirds of global investment professionals expect the geopolitical climate to affect investment returns over the next three to five years. And...

Updated : 2017.04.16 17:48