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[Emily S. Chen] Surrender of Japan셲 peace constitution
[Emily S. Chen] Surrender of Japan셲 peace constitution

In February, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on the National Diet to amend Article 9 of the country셲 constitution, which renounces war as a means …

[Editorial] Youth in plight

Korea is undergoing such rapid demographic changes that many relevant statistics keep producing new records. Those on marriage are no exception.혻 Latest …

[Editorial] Homework to do

With the campaigns for Wednesday셲 general election in the final stretch, voters should think about decisions they have already made or will make. Here are …

[Mark Gilbert] New reasons to worry about Europe셲 banks

European banks have lost their mojo. A toxic combination of negative interest rates, comatose economies and a regulatory backdrop that might euphemistically be …

[Gareth Evans] Learning from military intervention in Libya
[Gareth Evans] Learning from military intervention in Libya

There are important lessons to be learned from what went wrong with the NATO-led military intervention in Libya in 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama was right …

[Noah Smith] Growing a nation won셳 always grow its economy

On June 23, the U.K. will vote on whether to withdraw from the European Union. This is a momentous decision, with far-reaching economic and political …

[Therese Raphael] Cameron is clean, but no one cares

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron didn셳 lie. He셲 not accused of being a tax cheat. Unlike his Icelandic counterpart, he didn’t have financial …

[Editorial] Sugar-coated pledge

Political leaders often promise voters the moon in a desperate attempt to win elections. Kim Jong-in, the interim head of The Minjoo Party of Korea, did just …

[Editorial] Overseas consumption

Last year, the government tried every means to boost domestic consumption as exports ceased to play their traditional role of driving economic growth. It had …

[Christopher Balding] How bad is China셲 debt problem, really?

For months now, China셲 regulators have been warning about the dangers of rapidly expanding credit and the need to deleverage. With new plans to clean up bad …

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