European regulators clear Dow Chemical-DuPont merger

The Korea Herald > Opinion > Viewpoints

[Therese Raphael] Flushing out terror from Birmingham

In the aftermath of the Belgian terrorist attack a year ago, the world learned of the Brussels district of Molenbeek. After Wednesday‘s attack in the heart of London, we may hear more about Birmingha...

Updated : 2017.03.27 16:51

[Other view] We can’t walk away from a world in crisis

Americans watched in alarm but not shock as Parliament was locked down after a “terrorist incident” in London on Wednesday, the first anniversary of the deadly attack in Brussels. A refugee camp in Nigeria was also bombed Wednesday -- again -- by five Boko Haram suicide bombers who’d sl...

Updated : 2017.03.27 16:44

[Reg Henry] Americans fleeing US to NZ still small flock

Before the election of President Donald Grump, some Americans pledged to leave the county if, by some crazy chance, he were to win the White House.  This departure of the disappointed always struck me as a bad idea. My view is that when the going gets tough, the tough should not get goin...

Updated : 2017.03.27 16:43

[Leonid Bershidsky] Putin faces lonelier world in preparing for his election  

Russian rulers have long been content to accept fear and awe in lieu of respect and admiration, and by that standard, Putin shone in 2016. This year that is proving a tougher gig to keep up, as he pre...

Updated : 2017.03.27 16:42

[Justin Fendos] THAAD is Trump’s chance to learn from Chinese diplomacy

Most media pundits largely agree that Trump has a lot to learn. When he says, “no one knew how complicated health care could be,” we somehow forgive him and understand he meant, “I didn’t know.” When he starts talking about the dangers of uranium in a press conference, as if it’s the...

Updated : 2017.03.27 16:38

[Doyle McManus] Trump should cooperate in Russia investigation 

At the end of the House Intelligence Committee’s long hearing on the FBI investigation of Russian meddling in the presidential election this week, the Republican chairman, Devin Nunes of California, made a last, vain attempt to clear the White House of suspicion.  Do you have any eviden...

Updated : 2017.03.27 16:35

[David Ignatius] Trump is not so Machiavellian after all

Many people do crazy things in middle age. I decided to write the libretto for an opera about Niccolo Machiavelli. It’s called “The New Prince,” premiering here this weekend at the Dutch National O...

Updated : 2017.03.26 17:46

[Gina Barreca] Do we fear listening to the other side?

In our conversations, whether political, public or private, we seem to be increasingly belligerent, uncivil and unrelenting, determined to crush the opposition rather than listen to the other side. Could it be that what we fear most is that our positions might change? We wrap ourselves i...

Updated : 2017.03.26 17:44

It’s time for techies to apply talents to real world

At a turbulent moment in the online media business, the fate of Yahoo and buzzed-about CEO Marissa Mayer offers cautionary tales for policymakers and the public. Mayer, who has been the boss since 2012, is to step down when Yahoo closes its sale to Verizon, it was announced last week. Lik...

Updated : 2017.03.26 17:43

[Robert Reich] Trump’s orgy of unnecessary cruelty

The theme that unites Donald Trump’s major initiatives so far is their unnecessary cruelty. His new budget, for example, comes down especially hard on the poor -- imposing unprecedented cuts in low-income housing, job training, food assistance, legal services, help to distressed rural co...

Updated : 2017.03.24 17:44

[Lee Jae-min] Korea’s intoxication problem -- part II

In my last article entitled “The $1 Happiness that Soju Gives (Mar. 22, 2017),” I was being sarcastic about South Korea’s chronic problem of alcohol consumption. I cited some anecdotal examples to ...

Updated : 2017.03.23 18:05

[David Ignatius] Reality is creeping into the Trump show

The House Intelligence Committee hearing Monday marked the end of the opening installment of “The President,” the must-watch reality/horror show that has transfixed the nation and the world. Now the plot gets more serious, perhaps darker, with some new characters likely to emerge in key ...

Updated : 2017.03.23 17:18

[Andrew Sheng] The agony and ecstasy of unstoppable globalization

Depending who you talk to, globalization happened either in 1492, when Christopher Columbus discovered America in search of the Orient, or sometime in the middle of 19th century, when America decided ...

Updated : 2017.03.23 17:18

[Tobin Harshaw] Too bad you can’t afford to fire nice superweapon

Talk about taking a bazooka to kill a fly: a US general reported last week that an unnamed ally used a $3.4 million Patriot missile to shoot down a hostile $200 commercial drone. General David Perkins’s point wasn’t that this was a technically remarkable feat -- although it certainly was...

Updated : 2017.03.23 17:17

The lasting damage of Trump’s campaign rhetoric

The great question of Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency was whether he could pull off the slick political move known as “the pivot.” Specifically, could he as a candidate win followers with hyperpartisan language, but once in office downshift to an inclusive, effective style of gove...

Updated : 2017.03.23 17:15