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[Doyle McManus] Integrate Muslims to avoid bombing

The suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday was a sickening reminder that the West still lives under the threat of terrorism. And the claim of responsibility that followed was chilling confirmation th...

Updated : 2017.05.29 16:59

[Steven P. Bucci] Keeping our computers safe from attack

News about the WannaCry ransomware infestation that recently struck at least 150 different countries has faded from the headlines, but the danger it represents hasn’t. Who’s to blame? Can we stop it from happening again?Ransomware is one of the most prevalent new forms of cybercrime. The...

Updated : 2017.05.29 16:58

[Andrew Sheng] Will the US dollar continue to strengthen?

After a bout of US dollar strengthening in anticipation of President Trump’s promises to increase infrastructure spending, cut taxes and get America going, the dollar has in fact reversed and weakene...

Updated : 2017.05.29 16:57

Muslim ban is unconstitutional

On Thursday, a federal appeals court based in Virginia handed President Donald Trump another defeat in his efforts to block immigrants from six nations -- Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- from entering the United States. It is likely to go to the US Supreme Court next. The p...

Updated : 2017.05.29 16:54

[Mac Margolis] Mexico’s most dangerous profession

In most countries, panic buttons are devices used by elderly folk who may need emergency care, or parents who want to keep tabs on wandering children and pets. But in Mexico, they’re part of the survival toolkit for journalists covering the drug war, corruption and other man-made miseries...

Updated : 2017.05.29 16:52

[David Ignatius] A path forward in Syria and Iraq, post-Islamic State group

The Manchester terror attack by an alleged Islamic State group “soldier” will accelerate the push by the US and its allies to capture the terror group’s strongholds in Mosul and Raqqah. But it shou...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:50

[Virginia Postrel] The boosterism behind China’s Silk Road story

Sitting in my Hangzhou hotel room one evening last September, I caught a helpfully subtitled Chinese TV show about Song Dynasty inscriptions carved on a mountainside near Quanzhou -- the city Chinese ...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:49

[Philippine Daily Inquirer] Martial law untruths

A nation’s thoughts turn to Marawi City, even as fears about the possible consequences of the declaration of martial law rise in the hearts of many. These fears are not, as some Mindanao-based supporters of President Duterte claim, shared only by people from Luzon. One of the first to iss...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:49

[Jay Ambrose] The storm of leaks

Let’s talk about anonymous leakers, about their frequent dishonor and dishonesty, sometimes their criminality, and about the dangers of news outlets relying on them too extensively and sometimes needing to shut up.We’ve seen a lot of it lately, this business of someone inside the governm...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:49

[James Copeland] Democracy, the unending battle

Since its first conception, the idea of a liberal democracy has never been a settled one. Debate has raged. Churchill was cynical, “the best argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter,” while Plato was wary, “dictatorship naturally arises out of democra...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:49

[Other view] Division over North Korea could have lethal results

Defiant North Korea challenged the international community again last Sunday when it tested yet another missile, and no one has yet discovered a clear way to stop tensions mounting on the peninsula. Two missile tests in as many weeks underscored Pyongyang’s resolve to ignore international...

Updated : 2017.05.28 17:49

[Noah Feldman] Lessons from Turkey’s slide toward dictatorship

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dropped the final fig leaf of democracy, announcing this week that the state of emergency will continue until Turkey achieves “welfare and peace.” The stat...

Updated : 2017.05.26 17:52

[W. Raphael Lam, Alfred Schipke] Asian economy prepares for choppy seas

The outlook for Asia and the Pacific is the strongest in the world, but it is shrouded by challenges at home and abroad, according to the latest International Monetary Fund report for the region. The April 2017 report, Regional Economic Outlook for Asia and Pacific: Preparing for Choppy Se...

Updated : 2017.05.26 17:52

[Other view] When intel isn’t shared, criminals win

British police were justifiably furious when evidence from their investigation into the Manchester terrorist attack found its way into news reports. The leaks undermine the investigation and the confidence of victims and witnesses, whose cooperation is crucial.The immediate consequence is ...

Updated : 2017.05.26 17:52

[David Ignatius] Midterms as the ‘impeachment election’

President Nixon was heading for a big re-election victory in November that would confound his critics. He had just returned from a pathbreaking visit to China and had big transformative ideas for fore...

Updated : 2017.05.25 17:32