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[Danforth Austin, Barbara Frye] Press freedom doesn’t come for free

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is cracking down on Turkish civil society following the failed coup in July.Beyond purging thousands of military officers, judges, and educators, the government has issued arrest warrants for dozens of journalists, and shuttered more than 100 news...

Updated : 2016.08.26 16:11

[David Ignatius] A character test for America

To appreciate what‘s at stake for the world in this year’s US presidential election, it is useful to visit a place like Australia that has been one of our most faithful allies -- and that appears to...

Updated : 2016.08.26 16:09

[Tyler Cowen] Nations can act like startups, too

The virtues of business startups have led to many a success story. These enterprises start with clean slates. They embody the focused and often idiosyncratic visions of their founders. The successful ones grow faster than their competitors. Even after they become larger and more bureaucrat...

Updated : 2016.08.25 16:36

[David Ignatius] China’s influence rising in Australia

Australia has a split personality when it comes to China: Government officials stress the importance of their strategic alliance with the US, even if it upsets Beijing. But business leaders argue that...

Updated : 2016.08.25 16:34

[Kavi Chongkittavorn] Emerging nexus between Myanmar, Thailand, China

Aung San Suu Kyi’s five-day trip to China confirms the emergence of a new triangular strategic partnership involving Myanmar, Thailand and China. The three share a more than 4,605-kilometer border (T...

Updated : 2016.08.25 16:32

[Gideon Lasco] Augmenting reality with ‘Pokemon Go’

News that “Pokemon Go” had reached Philippine shores came to me just as I finished hiking up Kuju Volcano, the highest mountain here on Kyushu island. Though the news came alongside reports on many other developments that day -- the opening of the Rio Games, the plan to bury Ferdinand Ma...

Updated : 2016.08.25 16:27

[Ronald Eberhard] E-commerce and TPP  

Amazon, Lazada, Grab, Uber and the Trans-Pacific Partnership share a common interest in Indonesia. All favor openness and competition in the field of e-commerce.  The intention to open up the economy is surely to attract more investment in e-commerce. However, it will come at a cost that ...

Updated : 2016.08.25 16:25

[Daniel Pipes] Worry about IS threat, not about burkini  

France has been seized by a silly hysteria over the burkini, prompting me to wonder when Europeans will get serious about their Islamist challenge.For starters, what is a burkini? The word (sometimes spelled burqini) combines the names of two opposite articles of female clothing: the burqa...

Updated : 2016.08.24 16:20

[Cass R. Sunstein] Campaign against immigrants echoes Red Scare

In the summer of 1954, during hearings prompted by his investigation of Communism in the U.S. Army, Wisconsin Sen. Joe McCarthy hit his professional nadir. Speaking to Joseph Welch, chief counsel for the Army, McCarthy accused a young lawyer who worked in Welch’s law firm of having been “...

Updated : 2016.08.24 16:19

[Joseph E. Stiglitz] Changes that are needed to make the euro work

NEW YORK -- To say that the eurozone has not been performing well since the 2008 crisis is an understatement. Its member countries have done more poorly than the European Union countries outside the eurozone, and much more poorly than the United States, which was the epicenter of the crisi...

Updated : 2016.08.24 16:09

[Eric K. Fanning] The foundations of Pacific stability

WASHINGTON, DC -- This month, I completed a two-week, six-stop tour of the Pacific, beginning with a visit to the United States Army’s 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. It was a fitting way to start the trip, a reminder that the US Army is critical to forming the foundation for security i...

Updated : 2016.08.24 16:04

The story of Aleppo in a child‘s face

More than broken buildings and twisted rebar, more than images of Su-34 bombers and pickup trucks toting soldiers armed with AK-47s, the face of Omran Daqneesh, 5, tells the story of Aleppo, Syria.In a photo taken after an airstrike hit his apartment building Wednesday, the dust-covered bo...

Updated : 2016.08.24 16:01

[Kim Seong-kon] Is Korea still a country of scholars?

As Korea has traditionally been a Confucian society with respected scholars and writers, education has always been important in Korean society. While the ruling class of Japan was the samurai, primari...

Updated : 2016.08.23 16:24

[Justin Fox] What exactly is it that we‘re all so polarized over?

The political history of the US from the late 1830s through the 1850s is one long tragedy. President after president struggled to hold together an increasingly polarized nation. None served more than one term, two died in office -- and by 1860 the country was falling apart.We hear a lot th...

Updated : 2016.08.23 16:24

[Noah Smith] Why ideologues so rarely admit that they‘re wrong

“Communism would have worked, if the Soviet Union had only tried it for real.” I must have heard this argument a dozen times from die-hard leftist friends. Marxist economists such as Richard Wolff and Stephen Resnick even wrote a book making exactly this claim. No doubt, true believers w...

Updated : 2016.08.23 16:24