[Editorial] Public sector reform

It is one thing to come up with reform measures and another to implement them thoroughly. This seems the prevailing public response to the public sector reform package announced by the ruling Saenuri Party last week.No one disagre...

[Editorial] Repairing neighborly ties

South Korea and Japan have recently been moving to build momentum toward repairing their soured relations, with the possibility growing that President Park Geun-hye and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold their first bila...

[David Ignatius] U.S. underestimates IS fighters

WASHINGTON ― The U.S. has made the same mistake in evaluating fighters from the Islamic State that it did in Vietnam ― by underestimating the enemy’s will, according to James Clapper, the director of national intelligence. Clap...

The problem of Piketty’s missing rentiers

Most reviews of Thomas Piketty’s book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” have already been written since its startling rise to the top of bestseller lists in April. But I thought it wise to read the volume in its entirety be...