[David Ignatius] Is quiet persuasion more effective than shouting?

The Chinese government, subtle masters of propaganda, seem to have discovered a Sun Tzu formula for taming dissent on the internet: The best strategy may not be to confront critics directly, but to lull or distract them with a tid...

[Daniel Moss] Japan’s struggles aren’t so unique

Victory in Japan’s battle with too-low inflation looks as elusive as ever. On Thursday, the Bank of Japan pushed back its estimate of when it’ll hit its 2 percent inflation target; the goal now won’t be reached until the year b...

[Editorial] Prerequisites for tax hike

A debate on tax increases has been ignited.The government and ruling party raised the necessity of a tax hike. It came just a day after the unveiling of 100 policy tasks President Moon Jae-in will endeavor to do during his preside...

[Martin Schram] Rethinking Donald Sr. and Jr. and the secrets they keep

After all of the negative Trump news that’s been pouring over us, it’s time somebody in my biz said a good word or two about Donald Trump. In fact, both Donalds — senior and junior.Because in one sense, I’m convinced they’ve ...

[Adam Minter] China’s cashless revolution

On a recent trip to Shenzhen, in southern China, I came across a subway busker with two tip jars. The first was a cardboard box filled with coins and bills; the second was a small QR code taped to the box that allowed passersby to...

[Editorial] Problems of policy tasks

The 100 policy tasks recently revealed by President Moon Jae-in’s de facto transition team form a blueprint of what he will endeavor to do during his five-year presidency.They can be summarized into job creation creation, strengt...

[Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] After the siege: the defeat of IS raises new questions about Mosul

The fall of Mosul to a coalition of forces led by government troops and supported by Americans brought to an end a nine-month attack on and siege of the ancient Iraqi city.Mosul had been held by the Islamic State, from which the I...

[Philip W. Yun] Why are we afraid of North Korea?

With North Korea’s successful intercontinental missile test this month, Americans again woke up to breathless alarm over possible military strikes and the specter of a North Korean nuclear attack — a virtual repeat of the hype i...

[Albert Eisenberg] Liberal America has a political violence problem

Hamburg, Germany, July. As world leaders gather for the G-20 summit, far-left “anti-fascist” (Antifa) rioters set fire to cars and property, terrorize residents and injure more than 200 police officers attempting to keep the pea...

[Eli Lake] Trump just came very close to killing the Iran deal

Under President Barack Obama this kind of thing was routine. Since the Iran nuclear deal was reached in 2015, every few months the State Department would inform Congress that the Tehran government was in compliance.Then Donald Tru...

[Letter to the editor] Why don’t we have the Sanggwaengi as a mascot of the Han River?

Yoo Duk-moon, whose family was displaced by the government from the Bamseom islet, recalls the Han River as it was. “When I was in my childhood,” Yoo reminisces, “the water was very clean and the river was our main source of en...

[Editorial] Not much time left

It is safe to say that there is strong public consensus that the nation needs to rewrite the current Constitution, which was last revised three decades ago. One good case in point is a recent survey that found about 75 percent of ...

[Sean O’Malley] Moon’s NK policy should link aid to human rights

It did not take long for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to outline his approach for peace on the Korean Peninsula. There is no doubt the future road to peace will be complex with many unforeseen twists and turns, which makes i...

[Kim Myong-sik] 8th Army relocation and new concept of war

It was regrettable that Vice Defense Minister Lee Joo-suk had to represent the Korean government in the significant ceremony last week marking the opening of the new headquarters of the US Forces in Korea in Pyeongtaek because of ...

[Tyler Cowen] Let robots teach American schoolkids

For all the talk about whether robots will take our jobs, a new worry is emerging, namely whether we should let robots teach our kids. As the capabilities of smart software and artificial intelligence advance, parents, teachers, t...