[Editorial] Second Middle East boom

President Park Geun-hye is in the middle of a tour of four Middle East nations, hoping to lay the ground for what she calls a “second Middle East boom” for the Korean economy. Park’s nine-day visit to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Unit...

[Editorial] Averting crisis

Household debts are casting stormy clouds over the Korean economy as their size and pace of growth are reaching dangerous levels. The Bank of Korea said that household credit hit a new record high and expanded at record pace in th...

[Robert J. Fouser] Isolating revisionists in Japan

Every March 1 brings out flags and speeches in honor of the Korean Independence Movement in 1919. This year, the holiday coincided with renewed tension over Japanese responsibility for the “comfort women,” a euphemism for women ...

[Kim Seong-kon] Korea’s fling with scarlet letter

Recently, the Constitutional Court abolished the controversial adultery law because it violates people’s privacy and constitutional rights. The conservative camp immediately cried out, “Who’s going to protect our homes if the g...