[Editorial] Practical alternative

Last week’s conviction of Seoul’s chief educator Cho Hee-yeon for running a smear campaign during the 2014 election has intensified calls for abolishing the popular direct election of regional education heads.The Seoul Central D...

[Editorial] Ill-conceived proposal

The most urgent task President Park Geun-hye will address upon returning home Monday from her 12-day trip to South America is choosing the replacement for Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo, who offered to resign a week ago amid a deepeni...

[Jeffrey Frankel] Asian games not zero-sum

Two society hostesses are rivals. Both guard their social standing jealously ― and may even punish a guest who attends the other’s party by withholding future invitations.China and the United States seem to regard Asia-Pacific r...

[Jeffrey D. Sachs] The case for peace with Iran

The nuclear framework agreement between Iran and the five permanent U.N. Security Council members (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, and Russia) plus Germany is an important achievement in global diplomacy. The...