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[Andrew Sheng] Tweets, TED, change through technology

Technology is so pervasive these days that we either have techno-optimism -- that everything can be solved through technology -- or technophobia -- that technology will get rid of all our jobs and cr...

Updated : 2017.04.09 17:46

[Martin Schram] Syria’s horror exposes Putin's blame, global shame

Images of the human horror in Syria filled the world’s news screens this week: Infants, children, teens, adults, some strong, some weak, all helpless and hopeless. Mouths gasping for air and oozing f...

Updated : 2017.04.09 17:46

[Andres Oppenheimer] How South Korean schools are doing it better

If you wonder why most Asian countries have done so much better than Latin American nations in recent decades, I strongly recommend that you do what I did during a trip to South Korea -- visit a loca...

Updated : 2017.04.09 17:45

[Other view] Making the Syria Strikes Count

In the span of just a few days, US President Donald Trump appears to have met both his first true foreign policy crisis and his most challenging bilateral summit more smoothly than many had feared he...

Updated : 2017.04.09 17:45

[Los Angeles Times] The war on journalism

In Donald Trump’s America, the mere act of reporting news unflattering to the president is held up as evidence of bias. Journalists are slandered as “enemies of the people.” Facts that contradict T...

Updated : 2017.04.09 17:45

[Noah Smith] US can learn lesson from Japan

The US is in a period of institutional sclerosis, and more people are noticing it. Even JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon is sounding the alarm. But it’s reasonable to ask whe...

Updated : 2017.04.07 16:59

[David Ignatius] Trump should stop Russian shell game

When Gen. Michael Hayden visited a secret intelligence facility in the United States a decade ago while he was CIA director, the staff gave him a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Admit Nothing. Den...

Updated : 2017.04.07 16:59

[Trudy Rubin] Amid graves of WWI, stark reminders of nationalism’s peril

Children now scamper through the remaining trenches on Hill 62 in Flanders fields, where Brits endured a World War I hell of mud and shelling. Lowland water still oozes through the thick clay of th...

Updated : 2017.04.06 17:38

[J. Bradford DeLong] Artificial intelligence and artificial problems

Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers recently took exception to current US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s views on “artificial intelligence” (AI) and related topics. The difference betwe...

Updated : 2017.04.06 17:38

[Chicago Tribune] Russians who dare to challenge Putin

The other day a man fell out of a fourth-floor Moscow apartment and suffered serious head injuries. The real surprise is not that Nikolai Gorokhov had an accident but that he survived. People who dar...

Updated : 2017.04.06 17:38

[Tyler Cowen] China’s success explains authoritarianism’s allure

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is famous for asking interviewees to describe a view they hold that other smart people they know do not agree with. A variant is to ask which views one might e...

Updated : 2017.04.06 17:38

[Michael Schuman] Trump and Xi could break the system

The world’s two most powerful leaders appear to come from different planets. Real estate billionaire Donald Trump craves media attention, loves golf and governs through Twitter. Communist Party boss...

Updated : 2017.04.06 17:37

[Other view] Trump just gave your internet privacy away

If we’ve learned anything from reports of Russians hacking political campaigns and Silicon Valley corporations, it’s that online privacy can’t be taken for granted. But President Donald Trump apparen...

Updated : 2017.04.06 17:37

[Michael Mandelbaum] Will nuclear history repeat itself in Koea?

As Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first summit with US President Donald Trump takes place at Trump’s luxurious Florida estate Mar-a-Lago, at least part of the discussion will invariably focus on on...

Updated : 2017.04.05 18:21

[Adam Minter] How China can become a true climate leader

One of the world’s largest reserves of low-grade, dirty coal is located roughly 400 kilometers west of Karachi, Pakistan in the Thar Desert. Discovered in the 1990s, it remained largely untapped unti...

Updated : 2017.04.05 18:21