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[David Shambaugh] China rethinks its global role in the age of Trump

In his short time in office, President Donald Trump has done a good job of making China great again. His isolationist rhetoric and unilateral actions -- such as pulling out of the Paris climate accor...

Updated : 2017.06.15 17:36

[Tyler Cowen] Economists’ view of Qatar cutoff is a little scary

Experts on international relations typically approach foreign affairs using different tools than economists use. The analysts -- with their knowledge rooted in a deep study of a particular country or...

Updated : 2017.06.15 17:35

[Satyajit Das] The old are eating the young

Edmund Burke saw society as a partnership between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are yet to be born. A failure to understand this relationship underlies a disturbing global t...

Updated : 2017.06.15 17:35

[Philippe Aghion & Benedicte Berner] How Macron keeps winning

Emmanuel Macron’s one-man revolution in French and European politics continued this weekend, as he will soon be able to add a huge parliamentary majority to his cause, if the results from the first r...

Updated : 2017.06.15 17:35

[Other view] Open protest against Putin is notable

Demonstrations in the streets of Russian cities and towns Monday, directed against the rule and culture of President Vladimir Putin, contradicted the image and role of him and his government in recen...

Updated : 2017.06.15 17:35

[Andrew Sheng] Remembering July 1997

Was it only 20 years ago that we were at the Convention Center in Hong Kong celebrating the return of Hong Kong to China on July 1, 1997? The night before, in searing rain that disguised the tears of...

Updated : 2017.06.14 17:59

[James Kirchick] Britain’s election demonstrates perils of too much democracy

In this social media age, when every minutia of our lives can be voted thumbs up or down, the notion of there being “too much democracy” offends modern sensibilities. So conditioned are we to exalt i...

Updated : 2017.06.14 17:54

[Adam Minter] China’ skyscraper age is over

At more than 600 meters, Shanghai Tower is the world’s second-tallest building. It looms over its neighbors -- the world’s ninth and 19th tallest buildings -- in a supercluster of supertall structure...

Updated : 2017.06.14 17:54

[Jonathan Allen] Trump should admit his actions were wrong

Perhaps President Donald Trump didn’t technically obstruct justice when he fired James Comey, the FBI director who was investigating his associates and campaign. Maybe he did. Either way, Trump’s ac...

Updated : 2017.06.14 17:54

[Other view] Harvard unaccepts: The Ivy League school rejects for online awfulness

It’s amazing that 10 high school seniors smart enough to get into Harvard were also dumb enough to join a Facebook chat group called “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens.” According to the Har...

Updated : 2017.06.14 17:53

[Kim Ji-hyun] Thirst for a female leader

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” — Michelle Obama ... It’s a well-known quote, an...

Updated : 2017.06.14 17:53

[Albert R. Hunt] Read this book. It’ll rattle you.

Before settling in for pleasurable summer books, read Graham Allison’s “Destined for War: Can American and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?” A warning label: It’s going to scare the hell out of you. ...

Updated : 2017.06.13 17:41

[Kim Seong-kon] Waiting for our Maxwell’s Demon

In his short story “Entropy” and his celebrated novel “The Crying of Lot 49,” Thomas Pynchon warns us of the possible annihilation of human civilization, using the second law of thermodynamics, a...

Updated : 2017.06.13 17:41

[Robin Abcarian] Comey’s lessons for harassed workers

Harassed people of the American workplace, listen and learn. James Comey has something to teach you. Last week, a lot of us thought former FBI Director Comey’s interactions with President Donald Tr...

Updated : 2017.06.13 17:41

[Lee Jae-min] Bringing chorus back to KORUS

Since the inauguration of the Trump Administration, South Korea has been holding its breath. The fate of the five-year-old Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement (once termed as “KORUS” FTA hinti...

Updated : 2017.06.13 17:41