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[David Ignatius] The IS’ terrifying strategy

WASHINGTON ― A centerpiece of President Obama’s strategy for defeating the Islamic State is mobilizing tribal fighters to join the Iraqi military in retaking Anbar and other Sunni-dominated province...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:02

Consumers may propel India’s economy

MUMBAI ― India’s economy could soon be on the move again. The new government is reestablishing fiscal discipline and energizing the bureaucracy, fueling optimism that rising business confidence will re-activate investment, particularly in infrastructure. But India’s overall growth prosp...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:02

[Ram Garikipati] Win-win regional trade pact choices for Korea

After dillydallying for several years, China has thrown the cat among the pigeons by aggressively pushing for the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific at the recently concluded APEC summit in Beijing.T...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:01

Cosby accusers should have spoken up sooner

I know that the nuns who had custody of my conscience for 12 long years will be hanging their heads about this, but I’ve come to the conclusion that you can actually be too compassionate. While it’s always good to reach out to the suffering, there are times when you have to say, “Sorry,...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:01

‘Fighting Jane’ battled the machine and won

Did she ever get steamed up at a negative portrayal in the media ― and there were many ― then have a few drinks and call the reporters to give them angry editorial criticism?Sure she did. Often.And the time she became furious with her husband, Jay McMullen, and whipped an ashtray at his ...

Updated : 2014.11.23 20:59

[Rachel Marsden] A statesman or a politician?

PARIS ― U.S. President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 as a politician, and he’s on pace to finish his presidency as one, rather than as the statesman many presumed he would become.As it currently ...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:27

Japan should be more German

Plenty of economists are warning that Europe could soon look like stagnant Japan. In fact, Japan could stand to look a little more European ― or, to be more precise, more German.Why has the “Made in Germany” brand thrived over the last 15 or so years, even as “Made in Japan” grinds to...

Updated : 2014.11.21 21:27

[Chon Shi-yong] Fundamentals of the basic law

Since its inception in 1948, the Korean Constitution has been revised nine times, most recently in 1987, when the wave of democratization was at its height. The basic law does not necessarily need to ...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:12

Jerusalem’s new holy war should be stopped

There are terror attacks, and there are pogroms. The attack at a Jerusalem synagogue this week that killed four rabbis was a pogrom. It was an attack motivated not by politics but by religious hatred; it was directed not at Israelis but at Jews.The killers were armed with hatchets and guns...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:10

Crimes of ‘honor’

When a category of crime draws sustenance from age-old cultural attitudes, particularly those pertaining to the concept of honor and a woman’s place in society, legislation alone is an inadequate deterrent.Nevertheless, a beginning must be made, and so it was with the Criminal Law (Amendm...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:10

[June H.L. Wong] Bye housewife, hello single lady

Some of you might recall that in July last year, as a mother of two marriageable daughters, I lamented, where have all the young men gone?I got flak for that from singletons for being an interfering m...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:10

Why should private lives of celebrities be public fodder?

As a consequence of their status as public figures, the daily lives, whether public or private, of politicians, businessmen and celebrities are constantly put under a microscope.Public figures are held accountable for their actions and decisions due to the fact that they affect not only th...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:09

Conditions hellish in Manila shelter for kids

Horror stories keep piling up about the Manila shelter for street kids that’s been described as run like a “concentration camp.” That’s a loaded, incendiary phrase that should not be bandied about lightly, conjuring as it does the particular horror of the Holocaust in World War II. But...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:08

Beginning of the end in Hong Kong

Tuesday morning saw the beginning of the end of the pro-democracy protests that have wracked Hong Kong for nearly two months. Armed with a court order to clear part of the main protest site in the city’s Admiralty district, bailiffs dismantled and removed barricades with little opposition...

Updated : 2014.11.19 21:00

[Yang Sung-jin] Perception of gaming in Korea

In an episode illustrating the efficient use of symbols, Victor Hugo once sent a telegram to his publisher that simply read “?” What he received was an equally simple “!” Hugo wanted to know how h...

Updated : 2014.11.19 20:59