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[Michael Schuman] Asia’s strongmen aren’t strong enough

Across Asia, the world has supposedly been witnessing the return of the strongman.Chinese President Xi Jinping has been grasping more and more control since claiming power in 2012. Two years later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India and President Joko Widodo (known as “Jokowi”) in Ind...

Updated : 2017.02.21 17:38

[Leonid Bershidsky] Facebook plans to rewire your life -- be afraid.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto, penned clearly in response to accusations leveled at the social network in the wake of the bitter US election campaign, is a scary, dystopian document. It shows that Facebook -- launched, in Zuckerberg’s own words five years ago, to “extend ...

Updated : 2017.02.21 17:37

[Kim Seong-kon] Fake news in a world turned upside down

Newspaper reports about fake news becoming rampant online in America are surprising.Obviously, America has changed radically since 9/11. Nowadays, many people agree that America is no longer the same...

Updated : 2017.02.21 17:36

[Other View] Good, bad and fake news on vaccines

Childhood deaths have been falling worldwide since 1990. In their foundation’s annual letter last week, Bill and Melinda Gates estimated that science had saved 122 million children in the last quarter-century.That’s a population larger than three Californias. What saved them? Vaccines, m...

Updated : 2017.02.21 17:35

[Chicago Tribune] Trump confronts NATO’s free riders

NATO is a 28-nation alliance built on the premise that an attack on one member is an attack on every member. That’s a healthy dose of reassurance in a world where terrorism and Russia pose menacing threats. Yet 23 of those countries don’t pay their fair share for that NATO protection. T...

Updated : 2017.02.21 17:34

[Lee Jae-min] Playing with Lego -- again?

It’s about time -- though it has actually come earlier than expected: The national Lego bricks game that comes once every presidential election, which often involves so much governmental reorganizati...

Updated : 2017.02.21 17:33

[Bloomberg] Trump’s immigration raids aren’t the problem

By one measure, President Donald Trump’s immigration policy is one-third as harsh as his predecessor’s -- but it has generated at least as much if not more controversy. This is unfortunate, both because this particular controversy is unjustified and because it distracts from bigger probl...

Updated : 2017.02.20 17:37

[Barry Ritholtz] The investing pros and cons of Trump

We all live in our own self-made bubbles. It is a never-ending effort to get outside that filter to find out what we might be missing. One way I try to do that is by listening to people who manage mon...

Updated : 2017.02.20 17:36

[Tony Karon ] Trump and the rebirth of press freedom

US President Donald Trump’s administration has shocked the mainstream press by bullying news outlets and unabashedly trafficking in “alternative facts” (also known as lies). But Trump’s challenge to the media status quo may not be an entirely bad thing: journalists now have an opportun...

Updated : 2017.02.20 17:32

[Browne, Ischinger, Ivanov and Nunn] Ensuring Euro-Atlantic security

The chasm between Russia and the West appears to be wider now than at any point since the Cold War. But, despite stark differences, there are areas of existential common interest. As we did during the darkest days of the Cold War, Americans, Europeans, and Russians must work together to av...

Updated : 2017.02.20 17:31

[Park Sang-seek] Liberal internationalism and its discontent: A global wind of change

When the British decided to leave the EU, Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, called June 23, 2016, British Independence Day and Brexit a victory against big business and “big politics...

Updated : 2017.02.20 17:29

[Other View] Investigate Trump’s Russia ties

To recap a few anarchic days in Donald Trump’s Washington: At least six agencies are investigating Trump’s ties to Russia. The president is deriding the spies. The spies are keeping secrets from the president. The White House is mulling a purge. Everyone is leaking to the news media. And...

Updated : 2017.02.20 17:25

[Andreas Weigend] Should we be paid for our data?

Data are the most important resource of the 21st century. The capacity to transform raw data into decision-making recommendations is changing the world in ways that rival the Industrial Revolution.Muc...

Updated : 2017.02.19 17:32

[Cass R. Sunstein] What impeachment meant to the founders

In light of the recent White House controversies, it is inevitable that some people are starting to wonder whether, at any point, President Donald Trump might be impeachable. The best way to answer that question is to bracket controversies about any particular president and to ask: What, e...

Updated : 2017.02.19 17:30

[Yoon Young-kwan] The Art of the North Korean Deal

US President Donald Trump’s surprisingly restrained reaction to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test has left many observers wondering what his next move will be. Trump has publicly declared ...

Updated : 2017.02.19 17:30