An Opportunity to Fill the Leadership Void in Korea

November 22, 2016

What does Donald Trump’s victory mean for the future of the Korean Peninsula? I recently returned to the United States after living, working and studying in Seoul, South Korea, for the past six years. As I prepared to return to America last spring, the US presidential election and the...

Beyond 2016: Moving America Forward

November 21, 2016

If Americans do not engage with their fellow citizens, resentment over the impact of globalization will grow. A cottage industry of commentators has emerged in explaining the rise of Donald Trump and how he eventually went on to capture the White House. However, what has become clear over the...

Why Sex Scandals Didn’t Hurt Donald Trump

November 20, 2016

Donald Trump is not the first politician to have escaped a career-wrecking sex scandal. A well-publicized bout of illicit sex never did any celebrity’s reputation harm—often, a lot of good. But how does it affect a politician’s? Up to November 8, you’d probably say: ruinously. But the...

This is How the Anti-Trump Was Destroyed

October 28, 2016

It is a mistake to ignore the US primary elections, where Bernie Sanders was crushed by so-called democratic institutions. For all the hand-wringing over the US presidential candidates, for all the from whence rose the “Trump Monster,” for all the reminiscing for the Democratic primary’s...

Why US-China Cooperation is Important in Dealing With North Korea

October 27, 2016

US-China cooperation and a coherent strategy are necessary to roll back the nuclear ambitions of North Korea. In response to North Korea’s fifth nuclear test in September, Chinese and American diplomats are negotiating sanctions to limit the nation’s energy trade, according to sources at...

Turmoil in Spain, Crisis in Europe

October 12, 2016

The problems facing the Spanish left mirror the crisis engulfing Europe. The current chaos devouring Spain’s Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) has mixed elements of farce and tragedy. However, the issues roiling Spanish politics reflect a general crisis in the European Union (EU) and a sober...

Who Are Syria’s White Helmets?

October 09, 2016

The White Helmets, volunteers who provide humanitarian aid in the worst of conditions, have been targeted by a very caustic conspiracy theory. A young man, wearing a white helmet and a distinctive yellow-and-blue badge on his arm, digs for four hours in the rubble of a building destroyed by a...