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[Editorial] Employment war arising
The Korea Times, 19 December 2014
Employment rates have a critical impact on economic conditions and the growth of each nation and therefore determine social stability in the present and the future.

The North Korea model for consumer complaints
ABC News, 19 December 2014
Don't like something? Just threaten retribution until it goes away. After all, it worked for some North Korean cyber-terrorists who didn't want Hollywood comedy The Interview to be released, writes Ben Pobjie.

Obama can’t win a terror war he refuses to identify
Washington Times, 18 December 2014
The enemy does everything it can to make clear its motivation, and we do everything we can to bury it.

Iran in the middle
The Korea Times, 17 December 2014
International negotiations over Iran's nuclear program have been taking place, in one form or another, for more than a decade. So it is not surprising that the deadline for a final deal has been extended once again. Iran and its interlocutors ―...

U.S. slaps hefty duties on solar goods from China, Taiwan
Reuters, 17 December 2014
The United States confirmed steep import duties on solar products from China and Taiwan on Tuesday in a decision that may inflame trade tensions between the two countries.

Is China's economy really the largest in the world?
BBC News, 16 December 2014
For the first time in more than 140 years, the US has lost the title of the world's largest economy - it has been stolen by China, according to the IMF. But how reliable are the statistics underpinning this claim? The BBC's economics editor, Robert...

The dark side of American exceptionalism
ABC News, 12 December 2014
Dick Cheney has chosen to defend his legacy of torture and abuse, but America as a whole must learn the lessons of this ugly chapter in its history.

[Editorial] Hand in hand with ASEAN
The Korea Times, 12 December 2014
In recent decades, South Korea has relied on the United States, Japan and China for its economic growth.

[Editorial] Inequality and growth
The Korea Times, 12 December 2014
Arguments that income inequality has an impact on economic growth have been accepted only vaguely because of a lack of rich empirical studies. But the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently concluded through research that...

With Pearl Harbor attack 73 years in the past, Japan to vote on its future
Reuters, 10 December 2014
Pearl Harbor is a powerful reminder of the importance of Japan. The surprise attack launched 73 years ago, Sunday (or Monday by Tokyo time) by Japanese forces changed the course of history, plunging America into World War Two and, eventually, sealing...

Why fighting extremists can’t be politically correct
Washington Times, 10 December 2014
Rarely do so many distinguished members of the foreign policy community gather in a single room. But this was the Great Hall of the United States Institute of Peace: a Washington “institution established and funded by Congress to increase the nation’s...

[Editorial] The horrors in America’s ‘dungeon’ should never have happened
Washington Post, 10 December 2014
SHORTLY AFTER the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the CIA began taking prisoners captured in U.S. anti-terrorism operations. Some were tortured. This is not news. But a long-classified Senate report released Tuesday depicts the disgusting extremes.

[Editorial] US torture report: America’s shame and disgrace
The Guardian, 10 December 2014
Torturing detainees after 9/11 was wrong in principle, ineffective in practice, and has damaged the credibility of democracy, the rule of law and the USA

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai 'hopes to be Pakistan PM'
BBC News, 10 December 2014
Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has told the BBC ahead of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday that she hopes to pursue a career in politics.

Reforming the intelligence machine
Korean Herald, 8 December 2014
PARIS ― There’s no doubt that we are now well into a time when wars are won and lost on intelligence efforts. In an era of budgetary constraints, low appetite for overt foreign intervention, and highly asymmetric insurgency ― the likes...

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