[Editorial] Hydrogen vehicles

The government and a group of automobile and energy companies have teamed up to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles. They launched the Hydrogen Fusion Alliance last week to make more effort in putting more hydrogen vehicles on the r...

[Editorial] No more gridlock

The 20th National Assembly is to open its first 100-day regular session Thursday. Before the session opens, it seems appropriate to remind legislators of the message that Korean voters delivered to political parties through the Ap...

[James Heinzen] Putin‘s Russia began in chaos of ’91

I caught a glimpse of Vladimir Putin‘s Russia in a Moscow police station 25 years ago.The USSR was disintegrating around me. I was a University of Pennsylvania graduate student in Russian history spending a year in Moscow poring ...

[Kim Seong-kon] Time to stop blaming the older generation 

In the eyes of young people, older people may look like an entirely different species. Of course, you cannot stereotype someone simply because he is old, and yet many older people are hopelessly pathetic and unbearable for many re...

[Elizabeth Drew] Staff change reveals more about Trump  

Donald Trump, the US Republican Party’s presidential nominee, has again shaken up his campaign organization. In doing so, he is revealing more about himself and his so-called management style than he may want people to see. Few p...

Greetings from Earth, Proximans

“We hit the jackpot here.” -- Astrophysicist Guillem Anglada-Escude, on a planet “more or less” like Earth orbiting Proxima Centauri, the star nearest to our solar system.An open letter to our friends on Earth II or Proxima b ...

[Robert J. Fouser] Raising Korea’s low fertility rate 

On Aug. 25, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced a series of measures aimed at raising South Korea’s low birthrate by 2020. The measures focused on changing the workplace culture so that people will have more time to spen...

[Editorial] Tripartite ties

Culture ministers from South Korea, China and Japan have agreed to work together to coordinate cultural activities throughout the upcoming Olympic Games in East Asia. The three countries will hold non-sport events -- dubbed the “...

[Editorial] Currency swap

The currency swap between South Korea and Japan will likely resume in the coming months as the two countries’ finance ministers reached a consensus on Saturday to promptly start negotiations on the bilateral financial pact.The tw...

[Mac Margolis] Waging peace in Colombia

In the coming weeks, Colombians will be asked to cast a vote like none other in the country’s history. The sole question on the ballot will be whether Latin America’s third most populous nation should ratify a historic peace agr...

[Frank-Walter Steinmeier] Nobody will win if EU does not revive arms control 

European security, to the surprise of many, is under threat once again. So, once again, Europe’s security must top our political agenda.Even before the Ukraine conflict began in 2014, there were growing signs of a brewing confron...

[Virginia Postrel] When what you buy is who you are  

The bearded guys in muted-plaid shirts and the lean women with low-maintenance hair may look like they’re on vacation, but they’ve come for serious business: the Outdoor Retailer show, which this month drew 29,000 attendees to S...

[Betsey Stevenson] Progress toward gender equality

It’s easy to get the impression, as the US celebrated the 45th annual Women’s Equality Day on Sunday that the march toward equality has slowed to a crawl. Allow me to disagree.True, the usual statistics tell a story of stalled p...

[Rachel Marsden] Data leaks are symptom of a sick democracy 

From WikiLeaks to DCLeaks, there‘s no shortage of leaked data popping up online, some of it highly classified. When such information is leaked, much of the attention focuses on the identity of the source. But the source is largel...

[Editorial] Seoul-Moscow ties

South Korea and Russia are set to reinforce government- and business-level cooperation on Moscow’s plans to develop the Russian Far East.Russia plans to support Korean firms investing into its projects to build cold storage facil...