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[Kim Seong-kon] "Clear and present danger" in the state of 49

A few days ago, I watched 2013 Hollywood action thriller movie “Olympus Has Fallen” on TV. It was the third time I watched the Antoine Paqua film, and yet it was still deeply unnerving. The film br...

Updated : 2017.04.11 17:41

[Tyler Cowen] One fact constraining globalization: It’s a big planet

As the Trump administration continues to evolve, one lesson is that globalized economic trade relations are probably more stable than they might have appeared at first. Most of the talk of trade wars...

Updated : 2017.04.11 17:41

[James Kirchick] Germans need to get over their reluctance to lead

If this were any other year, the upcoming federal election in Germany would be like every other German election: humdrum and focused almost exclusively on domestic issues. Despite their country’s siz...

Updated : 2017.04.11 17:41

[Robert Fouser] State of presidential race

With less than a month to go, the presidential campaign in Korea is heating up fast. After the impeachment of Park Geun-hye, the parties focused on choosing candidates and media attention focused on ...

Updated : 2017.04.11 17:40

[Mihir Sharma] India loses faith in trade

Until fairly recently, it looked like two massive new agreements would compete to define the future of world trade. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, backed by the US, would try to move the global trade...

Updated : 2017.04.11 17:39

[Other view] Let Europe compete for London's business

The race is on. As Britain and the European Union begin to negotiate the terms of Brexit, Europe’s financial centers are jostling to lure banks, insurers and asset managers away from the City of Lond...

Updated : 2017.04.11 17:38

[Other view] Civilian casualties in Iraq, Syria do require urgent review

Protection of the innocent in war time is a marker of civilization itself — a concept so central to international law and the ancient “just war ethic” our laws and norms grew out of that it has been ...

Updated : 2017.04.10 18:06

[Rachel Marsden] Trump-Putin cooperation for peace is establishment’s fear

An apparent suicide bombing on a metro train killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens of others last week in St. Petersburg, Russia. The attack took place during Russian President Vladimir Putin’...

Updated : 2017.04.10 17:46

[Joseph Stiglitz] Illiberal stagnation

Today, a quarter-century after the Cold War’s end, the West and Russia are again at odds. This time, though, at least on one side, the dispute is more transparently about geopolitical power, not ideo...

Updated : 2017.04.10 17:45

[Robert Park] Nuclear preemptive strikes on North Korea?

Scaremongering, alarmist and utterly irresponsible messages have been circulating wildly. Among them, some fallaciously posit that nuclear preemptive strikes on North Korea -- which would inescapably...

Updated : 2017.04.10 17:45

[James Kirchick] Germans need to get over their reluctance to lead

If this were any other year, the upcoming federal election in Germany would be like every other German election: humdrum and focused almost exclusively on domestic issues. Despite their country’s siz...

Updated : 2017.04.10 17:45

[Soyen Park, Ramandeep Singh] Why Korea’s next administration should prioritize Korea-India ties

As the Hollywood-esque impeachment showdown of South Korea’s first-ever president ousted by impeachment is now behind us, all eyes are on the next presidential election to be held May 9. With the ele...

Updated : 2017.04.10 17:45

[Chicago Tribune] To be a child in Syria: Gas attacks and a world that tolerates them

To be a child in war-ravaged Syria is to know fear and suffering, death and destruction. But there is a difference, especially for children, between knowing terrible things and comprehending them. I...

Updated : 2017.04.10 17:44

[Bloomberg] Russia investigation must also probe surveillance leaks

Representative Devin Nunes’ decision to recuse himself from leading the congressional investigation into Russian meddling in the US presidential election is as surprising as it is welcome. His errati...

Updated : 2017.04.10 17:44

[Adam Minter] How to build China’s city of the future

On April 1, real estate prices in rural Xiongxan County, roughly 80 miles south of Beijing, spiked as much as 37 percent; highways jammed as speculators rushed to the obscure district. That morning, ...

Updated : 2017.04.09 17:46