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[Thomas J. Donohue] Korean trade pact a welcome shot for U.S.

WASHINGTON ― A funny thing happened in the wake of the midterm elections: Washington entered into an era of bipartisanship, and trade is the unlikely topic of agreement. From the U.S. Chamber of Com...

Updated : 2011.01.09 17:45

[Mohamed A. El-Erian] Country of the future owes much to one man

Eight years ago, a newly elected president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, faced the challenge of saving Brazil from economic and financial collapse. Last Saturday, Lula passed the presidency to Dilma R...

Updated : 2011.01.09 17:44

[Shlomo Ben Ami] The chaotic birth of South Sudan

MADRID ― The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that was reached in 2005 between mostly Christian southern Sudan and the country’s Muslim North, ended one of the bloodiest civil wars in modern tim...

Updated : 2011.01.09 17:44

The consequences of choosing bigger vehicles

Good news: With recession loosening its grip, about 1.1 million more Americans bought new cars last year than in 2009. Not only did sales pick up, more Americans opted for bigger vehicles. Sales of ...

Updated : 2011.01.07 18:42

Gun tracing: A weapon against drug cartels

Mexico has some of the strictest gun laws in the hemisphere. Citizens are permitted to buy low-caliber firearms for self-protection or hunting, but only after a background check and approval by the d...

Updated : 2011.01.07 18:42

[Marvin Weinbaum and Waris Husain] A blow to a liberal Pakistan

The assassination of Salman Taseer, the governor of Punjab, Pakistan’s largest province, has illustrated the increasingly chaotic environment in that country, which only promises to get worse in the ...

Updated : 2011.01.07 18:42

[Daoud Kuttab] Gap between peace and peace process

RAMALLAH ― The United States should stop pushing for the resumption of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Doing so might be the best way to achieve peace ― a paradox that reflects the huge gap ...

Updated : 2011.01.07 18:41

[Editorial] Risk of relying on China for rare earths

China’s new policy on rare earth mineral exports is causing concern that Japan will face another reduction in supplies of the valuable raw materials from that country in 2011. Chinese authorities ha...

Updated : 2011.01.07 18:40

[Editorial] Too many bad losers

Politicians in Taiwan are bad losers. They won’t take their losses lying down. They will whine, complain, protest, and go to court, even though they know they were beaten in elections fair and square...

Updated : 2011.01.07 18:40

[Andrew Sheng] Will breakthroughs in thinking come from the East?

Every year end, I would do a review of what I personally achieved and did not achieve. It is a useful reminder of what we might have missed and should really be doing in the coming year. 2010 went b...

Updated : 2011.01.07 18:40

China abuses its monopoly over rare earths

China’s decision to further cut exports of rare-earth elements last week should serve as a wake-up call to Washington: The Chinese monopoly in these minerals ― essential for precision-guided munition...

Updated : 2011.01.06 18:10

Diplomacy equals optimism over North Korea

If frequent-flier points convert to diplomatic progress, the endless tensions with North Korea might be reduced by a flurry of air travel. This week, U.S. special envoy to North Korea, Stephen Boswo...

Updated : 2011.01.06 18:10

[Caryl Stern] Don’t stop providing aid to children in Haiti

If you’ve never seen a child die, consider yourself very lucky. A few years ago I sat with a 19-year-old mother watching her daughter in a fast, agonized decline. The small hospital lacked the needed...

Updated : 2011.01.06 18:09

[Yuriko Koike] Is Cold War II under way in Asia?

TOKYO ― Mesmerized by China’s vast military buildup, a new constellation of strategic partnerships among its neighbors, and America’s revitalized commitment to Asian security, many shrewd observer...

Updated : 2011.01.06 18:09

[Chris Monday] Prisoner of the Russian system: V.V. Putin

The Christmas to New Year’s period (Gregorian-style) is popular for conducting controversial business. During the little-covered Belarusian “elections,” President Alexander Lukashenko arrested his ot...

Updated : 2011.01.06 18:08