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[Aryeh Neier] Naming names behind rights abuses in Syria

Human rights reports make for depressing reading. Filled with accounts of cruelty, they can inspire despair for the human condition. But while I have read many …

[David Ignatius]] U.S.-China showdown looming
[David Ignatius]] U.S.-China showdown looming

The Obama administration is moving toward what could be a dangerous showdown with China over the South China Sea. The confrontation has been building for the …

[Editorial] Baseball marketing

South Korea셲 professional baseball league will mark the 35th anniversary of its foundation this year. The league, which is now composed of 10 teams, has …

[Editorial] Duty-free hurdles

The Finance Ministry is set to unveil amendments to regulations on duty-free businesses in the coming weeks. It seems that operators are busy calculating gains …

[John M. Crisp] Let셲 raise the smoking age to 25

California made a bold move last week by passing legislation that raises from 18 to 21 the legal age for purchasing and using tobacco products. If Gov. Jerry …

[Kim Ji-hyun] Laws aren셳 enough to stop abuse
[Kim Ji-hyun] Laws aren셳 enough to stop abuse

Deep into the night, after my 9-year-old has finally tuckered out, I sometimes gently fold down the covers to see how much he has grown. And grown he has. The …

[Robert J. Shiller] Is Russia셲 national character authoritarian?

Russia셲 aggression against Ukraine and the Russian public셲 acquiescence in direct government control of news media have many people wondering if Russians …

U.N.셲 big chance to end war on drugs

Outdated drug policies around the world have resulted in soaring drug-related violence, overstretched criminal justice systems, runaway corruption and mangled …

[Kim Myong-sik] Rejecting machine셲 interference in man셲 noblest hobby
[Kim Myong-sik] Rejecting machine셲 interference in man셲 noblest hobby

It was shortly after the war and we little boys back in our country homes on summer vacation had few means of passing the time. My house had a large shed where …

[Editorial] It takes a community

Despite increased preventive efforts, tragic child abuse cases continue to occur, indicating the need to make more concerted and systematic efforts to tackle …

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