[Editorial] Finding the truth

There are two things that must be done regarding the influence-peddling and corruption scandal involving President Park Geun-hye and her associates: Removing Park from her office and getting to the bottom of all the allegations. T...

Human journey to Mars is just a dream

Reports of a new space race tell of NASA’s plan to send astronauts to Mars in the 2030s and SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk’s ambition to get private explorers there first. This race, however, can’t be won with either’s curre...

[David Ignatius] A world where the truth is losing

Richard Stengel, the State Department’s undersecretary for public diplomacy, bluntly states the problem that has been worrying him, and should worry us all: “In a global information war, how does the truth win?” The very idea t...

[Andrew Sheng] What does Trumpism mean for Asian investors?

In the lead-up to Jan. 20, when Trump assumes the US Presidency, Asians are all guessing on what the outlook will be for their savings. Trump is particularly difficult to read because he has made so many wild statements during the...

Different from other presidents

At a forum hosted by the Asian Media Information and Communication Center last Friday, I had the opportunity to paint a picture of the conditions that journalists labour under while covering President Duterte. With Marites Vitug’...

ASEAN as an accessory to murder and mayhem

If there was ever a time for the member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to abandon their all-too-comfortable policy of letting one another handle domestic problems unhampered by neighborly criticism, it is ...

[Kim Ji-hyun] Coming of age gracefully

In East Asian culture, the age of 40 is often referred to as “bulhok,” meaning “resisting temptation.” So ideally, when you hit 40, you are at an age where you should and can resist temptation involving any kind of vice.It als...

[Noah Feldman] Put Faith in Constitution, Not ‘Democracy’

When my colleague Lawrence Lessig argued at Medium that members of the Electoral College should break faith and vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump, I chalked it up to the brilliantly contrarian Larry being brilliant ...

[Editorial] Suspect's Constitution

In the wake of the Park Geun-hye scandal, the nation may face its seventh referendum next year. However, the possibility of this happening is very low.Nevertheless, it is feasible that the Saenuri Party will aggressively push for ...

[Stephen Mihm] Paleoconservatism Is Back

The election of Donald Trump seems so shocking, so unprecedented, that most pundits are treating the election as a unique rupture in American political history.That’s an understandable reaction to the rise of a political novice w...

[Jonathan C. Brown] The life and notorious times of Castro

The death of Fidel Castro, the retired leader of Cuba, gives us Americans an occasion to ponder why he is so famous. If we were challenged to name one Latin American leader, Castro likely would be the first person who comes to min...

[Dan K. Thomasson] Try as he might, Trump won’t be able to stop a curious press

Every new president begins his tenure by trying to manage the press. And even though the press is a far different institution than it was when most of our chief executives took office, that hasn’t stopped the current president-el...

[Lee Joo-hee] What Korea’s patriotic consumers deserve

Having spent many of my school years in the 1990s overseas, one of the proudest moments as a South Korean was to say that Hyundai was a South Korean brand.While most of my classmates could hardly distinguish between North and Sout...

The Kremlin spies its next target -- LinkedIn

Raise your hand if you’re fed up with the steady diet of emails from LinkedIn asking if you want to be added to the professional network of someone you’ve never met. Or how about those annoying emails from LinkedIn connections e...

[Editorial] Park’s accomplices

President Park Geun-hye’s offer to leave her fate to the National Assembly – an apparent bid to avoid an impending impeachment and buy time – gives a clue to why her loyalists in the Saenuri Party resisted the ferocious public ...