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[Tulsathit Taptim] Thai connections in Panama Papers
[Tulsathit Taptim] Thai connections in Panama Papers

It requires financial genius to stash mountains of money in tax havens, as revealed by the Panama Papers, but it probably takes greater intellect to defend the …

[Jeffrey Frankel] The domestic threat to U.S. leadership

U.S. President Barack Obama has racked up a series of foreign-policy triumphs over the last 12 months. But one that has gained less attention than others was …

[Editorial] Signs from North Korea

The recent series of defections by North Koreans have serious implications for South Korea, which is obliged to assess the situation in the North correctly and …

[Editorial] What election meant

Koreans have selected 300 people who will form the new National Assembly, with the hopes that it will — at the least — be better than the current …

[Albert R. Hunt] Rivals should be in cahoots to stump Trump

Donald Trump is getting some unlikely assistance from his opponents in his uphill effort to win a majority of Republican presidential delegates. Ted Cruz and …

[Peter Singer] Can artificial intelligence be ethical?
[Peter Singer] Can artificial intelligence be ethical?

Last month, AlphaGo, a computer program specially designed to play the game Go, caused shockwaves among aficionados when it defeated Lee Se-dol, one of the …

[Kim Myong-sik] Dealing humbly with our remains after death
[Kim Myong-sik] Dealing humbly with our remains after death

Lawyer Kim Chang-kook, an old friend of mine, died of liver cancer last week. His body — thinned by the long bout of illness — was cremated, with …

[Kim Ji-hyun] Aging with grace
[Kim Ji-hyun] Aging with grace

A few weeks ago, there was a bit of a row among a couple of Korean ladies living in Tokyo. To cut a long story short, an older lady ended up apologizing to a …

[Nir Kaissar] Who셲 afraid of financial robo-advisers?

The Massachusetts Securities Division recently fired a shot heard around the robo-adviser world when it declared that the online financial advisers may not be …

[Kim Seong-kon] Calling for modern Renaissance men and women
[Kim Seong-kon] Calling for modern Renaissance men and women

There is a Korean saying: 쏷o find water, concentrate on digging one well at a time. It means we need to become professionals and specialists, not shallow …

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