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Reporter : Shim Jae-yun
Mon, July 4, 2022 | 15:31
Supreme Court just made it harder to save the planet
At a moment when the world should be racing to prevent the worst effects of global warming, the Supreme Court just made it harder for the U.S. to cut carbon emissions from power plants quickly and cost-effectively.
Seven days in May ― saving America from within
“Seven Days in May,” the epic 1960s novel and a film starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Ava Gardner, was a fictional tale about right-wing Pentagon generals who tried to topple the U.S. government.
Starkey Korea CEO gets Korean War medal on behalf of late father
Starkey Korea CEO Shim Sang-don received a Korea War military medal on behalf of his late father, Shim Eun-taek, who died while fighting in the 1950-1953 war, during a ceremony at Starkey Hall in Seoul, Wednesday.
New initiative, security and summit
The upcoming summit between President Yoon Suk-yeol and U.S. President Joe Biden will be crucial in a true sense for both leaders, given the looming tectonic changes in the security and economic landscapes of Northeast Asia. The summit will take place only 11 days after Yoon was sworn in as the nation's president, the earliest-ever of its kind. This compares with Yoon's prede...
Foreign policy recommendations for Yoon
In my column titled, “Can Yoon become Korea's Macron?” for May 27 of last year, I pointed out some similarities between the two leaders, such as their political inexperience and maverick characters in defiance of the political establishment. As Yoon has become the head of state against all odds, expectations are growing for him to inject fresh air into leading Korea in the ri...
From antipathy toward hope
The presidential election is supposed to be full of hope as it is a “sacred” process of inaugurating a new head of state who will lead the nation for the next five years. Contrary to the expectation, however, the ongoing race is disappointing at large, having become a battleground among candidates with record displays of antipathy rather than empathy. Another disappointment i...
Candidates' foreign policy dilemma
The importance of an appropriate foreign policy cannot be overemphasized, especially for mid-sized countries such as Korea. History shows that such a policy is occasionally so significant as to determine the country's sustainability, and this is so for Korea due to geopolitical sensitivity, as it is surrounded by much larger, powerful nations. For leaders, a balancing act com...
Inter-Korean summit and US role
Various indicators are appearing pointing to a possible inter-Korean summit between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. For starters, both Koreas have expressed a positive attitude about such a meeting, and China appears to expect a “peace mood” to prevail ahead of its hosting of the Beijing Winter Olympics next February. In addition, U.S. President Joe...
Why not invite pope?
Unification Minister Lee In-young has expressed hope that Pope Francis' much-envisaged visit to North Korea will happen soon. “We know the pope has been showing consistent interest and affection toward the reconciliation of the South and North. The pope's visit, if realized, will sow seeds of blessing and peace in the North while conveying messages of reconciliation in global...
Who is bullying whom?
Chinese President Xi Jinping said foreign forces would “be crushed to death before the Great Wall” should they attempt to bully or influence the country. Xi also clarified that China would not tolerate “sanctimonious preaching,” apparently targeting the United States, during a speech at Tiananmen Square on July 1, marking the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
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