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[Amrit Singh] Did drone strikes lose Yemen?

Yemen’s recent descent into crisis has prompted debate about whether U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration erred in calling its counterterrorism strategy in the country ― centered on drone s...

Updated : 2015.04.28 19:20

[Kim Seong-kon] The ship of fools and the country of fools

The ship of fools is an allegory ascribed to Plato that describes a captainless ship drifting at sea, carrying deranged and disoriented passengers entirely oblivious to their course. In the medieval a...

Updated : 2015.04.28 19:20

[Sharif Abdel Kouddous] A participant in repression

Egypt’s ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, was sentenced last week to 20 years in prison without parole on charges related to the killing of 10 protesters. The verdict came five months after a court dr...

Updated : 2015.04.27 20:06

[David Hemenway] The scientific consensus on guns

After the Sandy Hook tragedy, reporters often called me to ask for information on firearms. They wanted to know whether strong gun laws reduced homicide rates (I said they did); and, conversely, wheth...

Updated : 2015.04.27 20:05

[Jeffrey Frankel] Asian games not zero-sum

Two society hostesses are rivals. Both guard their social standing jealously ― and may even punish a guest who attends the other’s party by withholding future invitations.China and the United States...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:12

[Jeffrey D. Sachs] The case for peace with Iran

The nuclear framework agreement between Iran and the five permanent U.N. Security Council members (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, and Russia) plus Germany is an important achiev...

Updated : 2015.04.26 18:11

[Robert B. Reich] Workers hurt in flexible economy

These days it’s not unusual for someone on the way to work to receive a text message from her employer saying she’s not needed right then.Although she’s already found someone to pick up her kid fro...

Updated : 2015.04.24 20:37

[Kim hoo-ran] Market principle, culture don’t mix

In college I was able to study Chinese and Japanese literature, without mastery of those languages, through translations in English. Purists may scoff, but the time-transcending wisdom of Tang Dynasty...

Updated : 2015.04.23 20:06

[Juwono Sudarsono] Japan-China relations and Indonesia’s foreign policy

When Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet in Jakarta and Bandung this week, the shadow of the China-Japan rivalry will be marked by historical as well as contempora...

Updated : 2015.04.23 20:04

[Lee Sun-young] Incheon book efforts give hope

For one year from today, Incheon, the city west of Seoul known for its airport and seaport, will be the world’s capital of books. It may sound like one of those creative titles that cities proclaim ...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:48

[Jim Yong Kim] Final push to end extreme poverty around the world

The year 2015 is the most important for global development in recent memory. In July, world leaders will gather in Addis Ababa to discuss how to finance development priorities in the years ahead. In S...

Updated : 2015.04.22 18:47

[Lee Jae-min] Battle over Google’s search list

When it comes to an Internet “search,” Google is by far the most dominant player in the global market. The California-based company now handles 65 percent of search engine traffic in the United Stat...

Updated : 2015.04.21 20:33

[Kim Seong-kon] Two books to read for the future of Korea

At a time when Korea and Japan’s relationship is turning sour, Korean viewers find themselves captivated by “Jingbirok,” a TV show that portrays Korean Adm. Yi Sun-shin’s sinking of the Japanese n...

Updated : 2015.04.21 20:26

[David Ignatius] The Middle East’s sick state

Will the Middle East be as unstable 10 years from now as it is today? I asked that question this week to a class of students at Harvard’s Kennedy School. About half answered yes ― that things will b...

Updated : 2015.04.20 19:17

[Dominique Moisi] Why we need TV series like ‘Game of Thrones’

Today’s popular television programs have become the equivalent of the feuilletons that began appearing in newspapers in the 19th century. Series like “Game of Thrones” and “Downton Abbey,” like B...

Updated : 2015.04.20 19:16