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[Noah Feldman] Why China’s OK with N.K. nuke

Asia has gone nuts for nukes this week. On the heels of a Pentagon report that China is loading multiple warheads onto its intercontinental missiles, North Korea announced Wednesday that it has develo...

Updated : 2015.05.22 18:20

[Chon Shi-yong] Forgiving Donald Gregg

The Pacific Century Institute is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that promotes understanding among the nations and peoples of the Pacific Rim. Founded in 1990, its board members include pe...

Updated : 2015.05.21 19:05

[June H.L. Wong] When humans need not apply

Robots have long fascinated me, since the moment I discovered them in Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation and Robot” series more than 30 years ago. What is amazing is that what was once pure science fictio...

Updated : 2015.05.21 19:04

[Yang Sung-jin] Media at a mobile crossroads

I have been running a personal website. This is hardly a novelty. After all, many journalists in Korea and elsewhere have a host of digital channels to communicate with readers, such as blogs, Twitter...

Updated : 2015.05.20 18:48

[Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena] Korea and Mexico: Ever growing partnership

I am pleased to visit Korea, once again, at the invitation of minister Yun Byung-se, to take part in the fifth ministerial MIKTA meeting, together with our fellow Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Indon...

Updated : 2015.05.20 18:47

[Robert J. Shiller] Inspiring economic growth

In his First Inaugural Address during the depths of the Great Depression, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously told Americans that, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Invo...

Updated : 2015.05.20 18:46

[Lee Jae-min] PyeongChang: 1,000 days to go

Perhaps too much effort had been poured into the three consecutive International Olympic Committee bidding processes. Once Pyeongchang County was selected as host of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, thi...

Updated : 2015.05.19 18:56

[Kim Seong-kon] Choosing heavenly bliss over mundane pleasures

Helen Keller wished she could regain her vision at least for three days so she could see the things she loved so much. But actually, many precious things are invisible. We can only feel and imagine th...

Updated : 2015.05.19 18:55

[Andrei Lankov] Kim’s penchant for purges

Plenty of doubts have been raised about claims that North Korea executed its defense minister by antiaircraft gun at the end of April. Whether or not Gen. Hyon Yong-chol met such a grisly end, though,...

Updated : 2015.05.18 18:40

[Michael Smerconish] Amtrak disaster highlights U.S. infrastructure needs

Regardless of any human error, it didn’t have to happen. That’s the takeaway from the Amtrak 188 catastrophe.Even if evidence suggests that the engineer caused the train to travel 106 mph in a 50 mp...

Updated : 2015.05.18 18:39

[David Ignatius] Is Clinton ready to lead?

President Obama, so often cool and cautious in his language, gave a full-throated roar on trade last week, saying that Sen. Elizabeth Warren was “absolutely wrong” in her criticism of the Trans-Paci...

Updated : 2015.05.17 19:57

[Park Sang-seek] Characteristics of socialism in China, North Korea

A recent academic paper ― “China’s Ideological Spectrum” ― written by two young scholars at Harvard and MIT has reignited the debate on the future of the Chinese political system.After the collap...

Updated : 2015.05.17 19:54

[Robert B. Reich] Nike and U.S. wage problem

Last Friday, President Obama chose Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, to deliver a defense of his proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.It was an odd choice of venue.It’s true that over the past tw...

Updated : 2015.05.15 19:06

[Kim Hoo-ran] Aerial park has Seoul mayor giddy

If Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has his way, the Seoul Station Elevated Motorway will be closed to vehicles starting October and transformed into an aerial garden by 2017. The City Hall on Wednesday ann...

Updated : 2015.05.14 18:56

[Rafia Zakaria] Pakistani educational institutions targeted by terrorists

Late last year, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism released a report that tabulated data from 1970 to 2013.The purpose of the report was to study how, where ...

Updated : 2015.05.14 18:55