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[David Ignatius] A ‘reset’ of U.S.-China ties?

BEIJING ― This year began with some Chinese and American foreign-policy analysts looking back a century to World War I and wondering if confrontation was inevitable between a rising power and a domin...

Updated : 2014.12.17 20:41

Asia isn’t ready for a China crash

As China’s first full year of rebalancing draws to close, how has President Xi Jinping done? Reasonably well, it seems. Growth appears to be moderating gently, stocks continue to soar and most economists still foresee a soft landing rather than market-shaking meltdown for the world’s sec...

Updated : 2014.12.17 20:39

[Jeffrey Frankel] Why commodity prices fall

Oil prices have plummeted 40 percent since June ― good news for oil-importing countries, but bad news for Russia, Venezuela, Nigeria, and other oil exporters. Some attribute the price drop to the U.S...

Updated : 2014.12.17 20:39

Time for Afghanistan to stand on its own

Last week, the last American general to lead combat operations in Afghanistan officially lowered the flag to signal the end of the U.S. coalition’s war-fighting mission after 13 years, a milestone that went strangely unheralded in the United States and much of the world.The absence of fan...

Updated : 2014.12.17 20:38

Russia’s problems are everyone’s problems

“Cyprus with nukes.” That’s how someone, maybe me, referred to Russia in an IM conversation this morning. It’s not really a fair comparison; Russia is a vast country loaded with natural resources, not a tiny island banking haven. But it does express a very real fear: that the world is ...

Updated : 2014.12.17 20:38

Another Malala moment for Pakistan

Two years ago, a Taliban gunman boarded a school bus in Pakistan and fired a shot that outraged the world. He seriously wounded 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai. She recovered, became a powerful voice in the fight against Taliban extremism, and won the Nobel Peace Prize this year.On Tuesday, a...

Updated : 2014.12.17 20:37

[Lee Jae-min] Who is paying the price?

When other people do not believe what you say, it really puts you on edge. When you believe (and know) that something does not exist but circumstantial pieces of information indicate that it may exist...

Updated : 2014.12.16 20:56

Time to take away the punchbowl in Japan

As the world watches to see what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe does with his renewed mandate in Japan, my eyes are on Haruhiko Kuroda instead. After all, the Bank of Japan governor probably deserves about 90 percent of the credit for whatever success Abe’s reflation efforts have had thus far ...

Updated : 2014.12.16 20:52

[Kim Seong-kon] What the nutty case of ‘nut rage’ tells us

Recently, the whole nation was shaken by the Korean Air “nut rage” case. The Korean people’s anger boiled over when they heard about the embarrassing incident that happened recently on a Korean Air...

Updated : 2014.12.16 20:52

What economists can learn from humans

Every year now for more than three decades, the World Bank has published the World Development Report, a survey and synthesis of current thinking on a major theme or debate in development economics.These reports, which are produced by the bank’s research wing, are collaborative ventures i...

Updated : 2014.12.16 20:51

Regulatory ‘red tape’ often saves lives

Last month, the Obama administration announced tougher Clean Air Act rules intended to reduce ground-level ozone, the chief component of the smog that plagues the Baltimore-Washington area and much of the nation. With at least half the pollution blowing into Maryland from the burning of fo...

Updated : 2014.12.16 20:51

[Joseph E. Stiglitz] Inequality and the U.S. child

NEW YORK ― Children, it has long been recognized, are a special group. They do not choose their parents, let alone the broader conditions into which they are born. They do not have the same abilities...

Updated : 2014.12.15 20:44

Election win gives Abe second chance

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked Japanese voters for a renewed mandate to pursue his economic-revival program, and on Sunday they gave it to him. To breathe new life into his reforms at home, he should now look abroad.As the election made clear, there’s little debate about the thrust of Ab...

Updated : 2014.12.15 20:43

Call it what you will, ‘culture of rape’ must end

There are so many disturbing elements to the recent Rolling Stone story about a fraternity gang rape at the University of Virginia and the subsequent admission by the publication’s managing editor that huge pieces of the article ― including details of the alleged assault itself ― were i...

Updated : 2014.12.15 20:41

[Ram Garikipati] Rethink trickle-down policies

It is no secret that the Park Geun-hye administration and the ruling Saenuri Party are vehemently against raising corporate taxes, arguing that higher taxes could affect economic growth. They instead ...

Updated : 2014.12.15 20:41