[Mac Margolis] Brazil’s president should resign

You’d think Brazilians would be inured to scandal. After seeing one president ousted, the worst recession in a century, and the nation’s top moguls and political bosses tarred in a historic corruption probe, what more could go w...

[Kim Seong-kon] How to read Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman”

“Go Set a Watchman,” Harper Lee’s sequel to her seminal novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” received mixed reviews. While a few wrote favorable reviews, most reviewers expressed disappointment, especially when compared to “To Kil...

[Jonathan Bernstein] Only the Senate can unravel the Russia story

The obvious thing about the new special counsel named to investigate the Trump-Russia scandal is that US President Donald Trump entirely brought this upon himself -- first, by firing FBI Director James Comey, then by claiming it w...

[Zahid Hussain] China’s new world order

China recently hosted 29 heads of state and government at the Belt and Road Forum, reinforcing the country’s claim to leadership of an emerging geopolitical and economic world order. The summit conference that also attracted repr...

[Robert Fouser] Looking forward from the 2017 election

President Moon Jae-in took office on May 10, the day after he won a sweeping election victory. Each day since he took office has brought refreshing surprises that have earned him high marks. His election brings a third swing in t...

[Other view] What it will take to stop corruption in Brazil

Investors dumped Brazil’s stocks and currency last week as the country’s ever-proliferating corruption scandal spread to President Michel Temer. This latest twist in a seemingly endless saga not only threatens to stall vital eco...

[Editorial] Appointer in chief

Every president has his or her own style. Moon Jae-in is no exception, and his appointments of senior administration officials have distinguished him from past presidents. First, Moon -- unlike his predecessors -- comes to the Blu...

[Kent Harrington] Trump’s loose lips and America’s intelligence relationships

Telling someone a secret is an act of faith. Sharing intelligence with an ally is no different. By disclosing intelligence provided by a US ally to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in an Oval Office meeting last week, P...

[Kim Young-sun] Shaping ASEAN-Korea digital partnership

Since the term “Industry 4.0” made its debut in 2011, it has quickly gained attention across the globe. We have seen several transitions in the manufacturing process through the previous industrial revolutions, which gave birth ...

[Mihir Sharma] China should beware what it wishes for

To Indian eyes, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s big Belt and Road Forum -- which attracted 29 heads of government and representatives of 130 countries -- looked awfully familiar. It looked, in fact, like an imperial durbar -- the ...

[Noah Smith] Growth takes off when smart people are neighbors

The Industrial Revolution was probably the most important thing that has ever happened in human history. In the space of a few centuries, much of the human race, which had long hovered on the brink of starvation, was suddenly lift...

[Other view] Ukraine simmers: Russia’s aims still drive friction as attention fades

Ukraine has receded from world attention since its peak in 2014 when it changed presidents, Russia annexed Crimea and fighting was active in its east. The world reacted, for the large part, with words rather than actions. Indepen...

[Editorial] Conflicts over THAAD

When it comes to resolving conflicts with China over the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense antimissile system, South Korea appears to have little elbow room. Chinese President Xi Jinping received a visit by Sou...

[Satyajit Das] Think twice about going cashless

Even now, after the chaos caused by India’s decision last November to eliminate nearly 90 percent of its banknotes, few people would argue with the policy’s underlying assumption: Going cashless is, if handled well, a good thing...

[Leonid Bershidsky] The key to North Korea is Russia

The idea of a grand bargain between the US and Russia is less popular in Washington than ever before. And yet one of the biggest foreign policy problems for the US — that of North Korea — cannot be resolved without Russia’s par...