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Eyes on Putin: Seeking clues in Russian leader’s speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual State of the Nation address, delivered at the Kremlin on Thursday, was rather restrained for him. But it did offer some clues to his idea of relations with the new administration in Washington.Putin has no real political problems at home, his Unit...

Updated : 2016.12.07 16:16

[Kim Myong-sik] Let common sense guide nation’s path

A long time ago when I was looking for a career in journalism, most newspaper companies recruited reporters once a year through written tests and interviews. The newspaper I applied to conducted tests...

Updated : 2016.12.07 16:15

[Trudy Rubin] Trump’s loose talk has global reach

What would happen if a president talked to world leaders in the same explosive patter Donald Trump perfected on the campaign trail?You can get a clue from the off-the-cuff phone talks the president-elect has been holding with foreign leaders since winning the election. These freewheeling c...

Updated : 2016.12.07 16:15

75 years later, hard lesson of Pearl Harbor ? and Sept. 11 ? endures

Leroy Barber grew up in rural New London, Wisconsin, hunting and fishing with two of his brothers. He enlisted in the US Navy, trained at the Great Lakes facility north of Chicago and was assigned to a battleship. Barber enjoyed being a sailor, missed his brothers and advised them to join ...

Updated : 2016.12.07 16:15

[Christopher Balding] Why China can’t stop capital outflows

How China manages its currency is likely to be the global economic story of 2017. Despite the government’s best efforts, capital continues to leave the country at a brisk pace, with a balance-of-paym...

Updated : 2016.12.07 16:15

[Kim Seong-kon] Advice for young people in Korea

If young people come to me for advice, which is not likely, I would gladly oblige, hoping they would not repeat my generation’s follies. As someone who has extensively travelled all over the world an...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:21

[Jean Pisani-Ferry] Preventing the Next Eurozone Crisis Starts Now

European leaders have devoted scant attention to the future of the eurozone since July 2012, when Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank’s president, famously committed to do “whatever it takes” to save the common currency. For more than four years, they have essentially subcontracted ...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:20

[A. Gary Shilling] Emerging market winners and losers after Trump

Donald Trump’s electoral triumph has stoked expectations for a fiscal stimulus that will propel US economic growth and spread to the rest of the world. For emerging markets, though, his presidency ends a long party. For some of them, it’s about time economic reality hit home. For others,...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:20

[Robert J. Fouser] Looking ahead to the 2017 election

A month ago, I argued that President Park Geun-hye should resign for the good of the nation. Since then, candlelight protests calling for her resignation have grown and the National Assembly have move...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:20

[Mihir Sharma] Message to Modi: Do no more harm

India again posted world-beating growth numbers last week: Gross domestic product grew 7.3 percent in the quarter between July and September. But the question remains, so what? After all, none of this data covers the period after Nov. 8, the date Prime Minister Narendra Modi abruptly decla...

Updated : 2016.12.06 16:20

[Robert B. Reich] Trump‘s seven techniques for controlling the media

Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs.1. Berate the me...

Updated : 2016.12.05 16:16

[Francis Wilkinson] Coming clash on Trump’s immigration plan

Perhaps no battle in Donald Trump’s presidency will be as pitched, or public, as the coming fight over undocumented immigrants. If he pursues his stated goal of deporting 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants, a network of pro-immigrant cities, institutions and activists is poised to mak...

Updated : 2016.12.05 16:16

[Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan]‘Cafeteria economists’ get it wrong on price gouging

Catholics who choose to accept some church teachings but not others are known as “cafeteria Catholics.” The problem, in the eyes of the Church, is that Catholic theology isn’t a collection of disparate items of faith to be selectively chosen. It is a coherent body of thought that leads ...

Updated : 2016.12.05 16:16

[Leonid Bershidsky] In London, Airbnb surprises by being humble

Despite their reputation as argumentative, litigious and impatient with regulation, “sharing economy” companies sometimes voluntarily go along with local rules to avoid even worse regulatory problems. Airbnb announced that, starting next spring, it will follow a directive in London that ...

Updated : 2016.12.05 16:16

[Michael Schuman] Trump’s badgering of companies has dangerous precedent

Factory workers should be cheering. Donald Trump, actually living up to a campaign promise, has been badgering corporate America to keep manufacturing jobs at home. On Thursday, Trump announced that C...

Updated : 2016.12.05 16:16