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[Andrew Wolman] Human rights under Moon Jae-in: five issues to watch

Korea’s most famous human rights lawyer is now its president. This bodes well for the status of human rights in the country. Korea’s reputation for respecting its people’s rights suffered during the ...

Updated : 2017.06.04 17:44

What was Jared Kushner thinking?

It is difficult to understand exactly what motivated Jared Kushner to propose secret back-channel communications with Russia last December. As first reported by The Washington Post last week -- and s...

Updated : 2017.06.02 16:59

[Cass R. Sunstein] Xenophobia more acceptable in US

In the US and Europe, many people worry that if prominent politicians signal that they dislike and fear immigrants, foreigners and people of minority religions, they will unleash people’s basest imp...

Updated : 2017.06.02 16:57

[Lee Min-gyu] Reality over rhetoric: China’s assertive core interests policy

That China is taking an assertive foreign policy toward its neighbors has quickly passed the point of debate and is now a reality. Xi Jinping’s foreign policy had “Amity, Sincerity, Mutual Benefit ...

Updated : 2017.06.01 17:43

[Tulsathit Taptim] ‘Terror within’ makes fight against terrorism tricky

The big trick terrorists are trying to pull is to convince the world, little by little, that there is no other way out. Whether they are doing a good job or not, the “Stay Strong” or “We Are With ...

Updated : 2017.06.01 17:42

[Tyler Cowen] Germany is the Silicon Valley of political innovation

One of the more significant quotations of last week came from President Donald Trump, when he reportedly described the Germans as “bad, very bad,” referring to their automobile exports. Another ta...

Updated : 2017.06.01 17:42

[Ramesh Ponnuru] Losing faith in free trade will make Americans poorer

Robert Lighthizer’s nomination as US trade representative made the steel industry happy. Both the Steel Manufacturers Association and the American Iron and Steel Institute put out statements lauding ...

Updated : 2017.06.01 17:42

[Saliba Sarsar] A plea for peace 50 years after Six-Day War

As a native of Jerusalem, I am acutely aware that this year marks a half-century since the Six-Day War, but I do not wish to write another commemoration of that, or any, war. However, 2017 is a mark...

Updated : 2017.06.01 17:42

[Other view] Brazen in Brazil: Endless corruption at top is reversing progress

Brazil, Latin America’s largest country in population and area, appears to be coming unstuck politically in the face of persistent corruption among its leaders. Brazilians impeached their elected pr...

Updated : 2017.06.01 17:42

[Robert Park] Kim dynasty: “Nazi-like” fascism that imperialism begot

The UN Commission of Inquiry into North Korea’s human rights violations described the Kim dynasty’s totalitarian misrule -- which “seeks to dominate every aspect of its citizens’ lives and terror...

Updated : 2017.05.31 17:46

[David Ignatius] ‘Back channels’ are protocol for a president -- not a president-elect

“Back channels” have been used by every modern president, from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama. If that’s so, what’s the problem with the pre-inauguration contacts between White House adviser Jar...

Updated : 2017.05.31 17:46

[Adam Minter] China’s seniors will reshape the world

For decades, Nestle SA has tried to get its infant milk powder into the hands of China’s new mothers with promises of brighter, healthier babies. Now it’s trying to do the same for the elderly. Last ...

Updated : 2017.05.31 17:45

[Ferdinando Giugliano] For Europe, infrastructure is the wrong priority

For the past two decades, the EU has grappled with a productivity slowdown that has kept wages and economic growth in check. Politicians are increasingly mentioning infrastructure as a possible solut...

Updated : 2017.05.31 17:45

[The Baltimore Sun] The new economy is coming

Late May is college commencement speech season and there are always one or two destined to cause upset. This year, add to the list the Harvard commencement speech given Thursday by Facebook CEO Mark ...

Updated : 2017.05.31 17:45

[Other view] ASEAN’s fight against terrorism

Whether or not Indonesian nationals are fighting for the terrorist group loyal to the Islamic State group movement against the Philippine Army in Marawi city in the southern part of our neighboring c...

Updated : 2017.05.31 17:45