Nov 2, 2016

Scandal rocks Seoul

The furor that has erupted in Seoul is not likely to topple South Korean President Park Geun-hye, but it will create a vacuum at the apex of government and may well render her a lame duck.

Oct 31, 2016

Hillary Clinton's October surprise

Will the FBI's renewed probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server for official communications while U.S. secretary of state swing the Nov. 8 election?

Oct 30, 2016

The tsunami deaths lawsuit

The case shouldn't be closed on the tsunami disaster at Okawa Elementary School until all testimony is heard and all evidence weighed.

Oct 26, 2016

UNESCO and Japan

If Japan is unhappy with the way UNESCO is run, it should present rational proposals to improve the operation from within instead of by resorting to financial pressures.

Oct 25, 2016

Alarming assault on the internet

Last week's crippling cyberattacks in the U.S. are a harbinger of the digital future and the ever more visible vulnerabilities of a networked world.

Oct 24, 2016

Heading for all-out war in Yemen

Reinvigorated diplomacy that will culminate in a power-sharing agreement is needed to halt Yemen's slide to civil war and avert a humanitarian catastrophe.

Oct 23, 2016

Protecting people against quakes

The government should focus on improving defenses against quakes rather than spending resources on the extremely difficult task of predicting when they will strike.