[Editorial] Transient shock

South Korea’s financial market has faced widening uncertainty from Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Its stocks and currency, which suffered a sharp drop in value on Friday, are likely to show extraordinary volatil...

[Alex Rodriguez] For America, Brexit should serve as a potent warning sign

Britain has Brexited, choosing populism and over pragmatism, insularity over inclusion -- and leaving the world transformed and deeply worried.The rising tide against immigration has Trumped integration (pun intended, of course). ...

[Megan McArdle] ‘Citizens of the world’? Nice thought, but ...

I didn’t think it would actually happen.Sitting in an airport with middle-class Britons last week, I heard far more support for leaving the European Union than for staying in. But heading into Thursday’s voting, I couldn’t quit...

[Robert B. Reich] A big election idea for Hillary

If Donald Trump continues to implode, Hillary Clinton will win simply by being the presidential candidate who isn’t Trump.But the prospect of a President Trump is so terrifying that Clinton shouldn’t take any chances. The latest...

[Michael Schuman] Who wins from Brexit? China

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union is creating a lot of losers: London’s finance industry. British Prime Minister David Cameron. The pound. The grand cause of European integration. But out of all of the market tur...

[Adam Minter] China’s dog meat image problem

I ate dog just once, and it was an accident. A Chinese scrap metal dealer with whom I’m friendly invited me to a fancy hot pot restaurant in Chongqing. As the waitress delivered bowl after bowl of dunkable vegetables and raw meat...

[Editorial] Extreme nepotism

Koreans are accustomed to encountering misdeeds committed by public officials — both elected and appointed. But the seemingly endless cases of alleged nepotism involving Rep. Seo Yeong-gyo certainly goes beyond a tolerable level....

[Editorial] Steep bias

The latest developments surrounding a group of 13 North Korean defectors who recently resettled in South Korea gives us several things to think about. First, the case reminds us of the Cold War-era past in which the two Koreas wer...

[Editorial] A Bad Day for Europe

This was never supposed to happen. Three years ago, when U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron promised his country a referendum on remaining a member of the European Union, he was sure of victory. The country had other ideas. On Thur...

[Mark Gilbert] Revenge wrong response to Brexit

The U.K. has voted for the “most expensive divorce proceeding in the history of the world,” in the words of U.S. billionaire Wilbur Ross, with BBC projections showing voters backed “Leave” by 52 percent to 48 percent. The chal...

[Editorial] Evolving missile tests

North Korea test-fired what appeared to be two mid-range ballistic missiles Wednesday. The communist country managed to fly its intermediate-range ballistic missile for some hundred kilometers for the first time.While the first la...

[Editorial] Denomination change

A lawmaker from the main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea has raised the issue of abbreviating the unit of currency, and some of his colleagues are supporting his proposal for a redenomination.Rep. Choi Woon-yeol of the Minjoo Par...

[Jawed Naqvi] An elite club of suicide bombers

The middle classes that quake at the thought of gore and fascist hordes seem incorrigibly sanguine about a possible nuclear confrontation in South Asia with both India and Pakistan vying to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group.It is a...

‘Unfriending’ the environment

Lack of knowledge on environmental issues is blamed for lenient verdicts given by Indonesian courts to those deemed responsible for the destruction.Enforcement of the law against those who commit environmental crimes in Indonesia ...

[Salman Haider] India, the Silk Road and pan-Asian initiatives

The sporadic discord and skirmishes notwithstanding, Sino-Indian ties still move on an even keel of cooperation and engagement. The Silk Road project — linking China to all the major business and cultural hubs across Asia — migh...