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[Therese Raphael] France discards the politics of left and right

For globalists rattled by Brexit and Donald Trump, the first round of the French presidential race was a relief. They should savor it. It probably won’t last. Turnout was nearly 70 percent. I live in one of France’s most important political centers -- London -- and here voters queued fo...

Updated : 2017.04.25 17:53

[Robert J. Fouser] Improving the living environment in Korea

Political junkies live for political campaigns, but the public easily tires and looks forward to a quick end. Though tiring, political campaigns bring attention to issues that have been festering, oft...

Updated : 2017.04.25 17:53

[Dick Meyer] Let’s focus on nukes, not tax returns

I don’t really care what’s in President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Sure, I think Trump shows real contempt for citizens and good government by refusing to do what all recent presidents have done without a fuss. And yes, his refusal is another neon sign advertising a menu of character ...

Updated : 2017.04.25 17:53

[Kim Seong-kon] Wake up and look around you, young Koreans!

Due to my profession as a professor, I am occasionally invited to universities, both domestic and foreign, to give talks on my field of expertise. I have just returned from a trip to Paris where I del...

Updated : 2017.04.25 17:53

[Martin Schram] Unimpeachable source reveals Trump’s Turkey conflict of interest

A huge clue -- doubly huge, in fact -- has surfaced in the global mystery behind President Donald Trump’s bizarrely timed, effusively toned congratulatory call to Turkey’s now-stronger-than-ever strongman president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It is a revelation that, when it comes to Turkey ...

Updated : 2017.04.25 17:53

[Other view] Macron gives France a sensible alternative

France’s first round in its presidential election Sunday resulted in the rejection of the long-established political order as outsiders Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen advanced to the May 7 runoff. But bypassing entrenched political parties is one matter; rejecting institutions designed...

Updated : 2017.04.25 17:52

[Leonid Bershidsky] The EU’s Brexit strategy: Play for time

A leaked European Union paper outlining the bloc’s initial negotiating position in Brexit talks hints at a clever zero-sum strategy. The EU’s main goal is to deter other potential exiters and offloa...

Updated : 2017.04.24 17:22

Trump’s not horrible immigration order

Based on his inflammatory -- and familiar -- rhetoric regarding immigration and the “theft of American prosperity” that Donald Trump spouted in a campaign-style appearance in Wisconsin last week, one might assume the “America First” president was putting the hammer down on the controve...

Updated : 2017.04.24 17:21

[Kavi Chongkittavorn] Myanmar’s policy shifts toward major powers

In the first half of this year, China has made impressive diplomatic inroads throughout Southeast Asia, taking advantage of the lack of policy clarity coming from the new US administration of Presiden...

Updated : 2017.04.24 17:08

[Cynthia M. Allen] Millennial generation may be more traditional than thought

When people describe members of the millennial generation -- usually considered those born between 1982 and 2000 -- a lot of adjectives get thrown around: lazy, entitled, irresponsible, selfish, unambitious. Some of these critiques seem warranted given that one in three young Americans li...

Updated : 2017.04.24 17:07

How the US can win the alms race

In the 21st century, human misery has become something of a growth industry. Conflicts have driven the number of displaced people to an all-time high; last December, the United Nations launched a record appeal for humanitarian aid; three months later, citing impending famines in several Af...

Updated : 2017.04.24 17:06

[Jeffrey D. Sachs] Will economic illiteracy trigger trade war?

Nearly 100 days after US President Donald Trump took office, he and his commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, continue to commit an economic fallacy that first-year economics students learn to avoid. They ...

Updated : 2017.04.23 17:00

Sacre bleu! Why the French election matters for US

There may be revolution in the air in France, but not the Bastille kind. Winds of change are howling through the country from Calais to Cannes, and they could replace European unity with circle-the-wagons nationalism. More so than any other election in Europe this year, France’s presiden...

Updated : 2017.04.23 16:57

[Stephen Holmes] Trump’s dangerous blank check

The US Department of Defense’s decision to drop an 11-ton Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb over a remote Islamic State redoubt in Afghanistan does not reflect a coherent counterterrorism policy. As ma...

Updated : 2017.04.23 16:57

Why the Paris accord matters

Donald Trump has been president for only three months and already he’s given up or reversed course or been stymied on a wide range of campaign promises. Given how awful some of those ideas were -- ending Obamacare, declaring China a currency manipulator, ordering a blanket federal hiring ...

Updated : 2017.04.23 16:56