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[Cass R. Sunstein] Appeals to fear don’t work in U.S. elections

Donald Trump last night offered a funhouse mirror version of one of the greatest speeches in American history: Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first inaugural address, in 1933. In the midst of a genuine crisis, the Great Depression, FDR began by emphasizing his “firm belief that the only thi...

Updated : 2016.07.25 16:29

[Robert J. Shiller] Global economy’s hesitation blues

Economic slowdowns can often be characterized as periods of hesitation. Consumers hesitate to buy a new house or car, thinking that the old house or car will do just fine for a while longer. Managers ...

Updated : 2016.07.25 16:27

[Shlomo Avineri] The strange death of Turkish secularism

The aftermath of Turkey’s failed military coup raises a fundamental question: Will President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continue to pursue his authoritarian path, perhaps with a vengeance, or will he reach out to his opponents and attempt to bridge the deep fissures in Turkish society?The jury ...

Updated : 2016.07.25 16:25

[Chung Kwan-joo] King Sejong Institutes: Reaching Out to the World

Earlier this month, the eigth Korean Educators Conference was held at the National Museum of Korea. It brought together instructors teaching Korean at King Sejong Institutes around the world. One of t...

Updated : 2016.07.24 16:10

[Park Sang-seek] Brexit’s implications for the world order

Brexit has alarmed practically the whole world, and world political leaders, pundits, columnists and mass media have expressed their views on its impact on the future of the U.K., the EU and the world...

Updated : 2016.07.24 16:01

[Dave Barry] The mood at Republican convention

Spoiler alert, the Republicans went ahead and actually nominated Donald Trump. The theme of the night was “Make America An Adjective Or Verb Again,” and the highlight speaker was Chris Christie, who had the crowd on its feet when he presented DNA evidence linking Hillary Clinton to a 17-...

Updated : 2016.07.22 15:49

[Lee Ki-beom] The rule of law in the South China Sea

An Arbitral Tribunal under Annex VII to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) made its final decision (with the secretarial assistance of the Permanent Court of Arbitration) on 12 July 2016 concerning the South China Sea dispute between the Philippines and China...

Updated : 2016.07.22 15:47

Privacy nuts say ‘Pokemon Go’ is No-go

Beyond the obvious risks of being hit by a car, falling into a ravine, being shot at for trespassing or the wholesale detachment from the real, physical world, there’s a clear and present danger that comes from playing the wildly popular new augmented-reality game, “Pokemon Go.” Your ki...

Updated : 2016.07.21 16:27

[John Nery] After #Chexit: Do nothing?

This is the third in a new series of columns on global affairs which will be written by top editors from members of the Asia News Network and published in newspapers across the region. --Ed. The Phili...

Updated : 2016.07.21 16:26

[Robert Cheek] Drone racing, an endless sky of opportunities

Once the domain of the world’s militaries, a new breed of drones have taken flight and are being raced in competitions around the world such as Korea’s GiGA Drone Race in Seoul last year, the World ...

Updated : 2016.07.21 16:24

[Kim Tae-woo] Neighbors’ THAAD opposition  

On July 8, The South Korean Defense Ministry agreed to deploy the controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system on the Korean Peninsula. China’s response was strong and immediate. It prote...

Updated : 2016.07.21 16:23

[Markos Kounalakis] Books and ideas can be the ultimate threat

Book publishers are an endangered species. Amazon.com may be the most immediate worry for anyone in the book publishing business, where fear of the Internet retail giant’s power over content and distribution is pervasive. As a former publisher, I understand the economic challenges of toda...

Updated : 2016.07.21 16:21

[Sean Randolph] Why Silicon Valley matters to Korea

Every day a parade of presidents, cabinet ministers, government officials, academics, journalists and countless business leaders passes through the San Francisco Bay Area. They come from every corner ...

Updated : 2016.07.20 16:27

[Adam Minter] Has China reached peak urbanization?

The skylines of some of China’s biggest cities sprout from land that was farmed less than a generation ago. For the government, they’re a soaring testament to the country’s transformation into an urbanized superpower. And despite China’s economic slump, there are plenty of bureaucrats ...

Updated : 2016.07.20 16:26

[Kim Myong-sik] Internal division, poor diplomacy only causes damage  

The hours-long detention of Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn by thousands of angry residents of Seongju, North Gyeongsang Province, last week was a serious incident. The unruly crowd temporarily incapacit...

Updated : 2016.07.20 16:25