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Reporter : Park Yoon-bae
Sun, August 14, 2022 | 12:18
Frozen job market
The employment status board in President Moon Jae-in's Cheong Wa Dae office shows how eager he is to create jobs. So the November employment report might be all the more disappointing for Moon, who vowed to be the “jobs president.”
The evolving threat of Islamic State
Were Akayed Ullah a more accomplished suicide bomber, we might today be writing about the horrible repercussions of mass casualties in New York City's subway just days before Christmas. Fortunately, Ullah's makeshift bomb failed to fully detonate; he was most seriously injured in his own attack.
Surveying the damage of low interest rates
For years after the 2008 financial crisis, policymakers congratulated themselves for having averted a second Great Depression. They had responded to the global recession with the kind of Keynesian fiscal and monetary stimulus that the moment required.
Belt, road and Moon
The Northeast Asia Peace and Cooperation Initiative (NAPCI), inherited and embraced by the Moon Jae-in administration, remains a logical structure around which to build its relationships in the region. In fact it may be the most well-grounded and widely-supported external initiative by this government.
Hope for peace on Korean Peninsula
In Beijing last Thursday, President Xi Jinping of China and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea agreed on four important principles: not to tolerate war on the Korean Peninsula, to support a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, to achieve denuclearization through dialogue and negotiations, and to improve inter-Korean relations towards the end of denuclearization.
Woman terrorist who bombed passenger plane
She was an 18-year-old learning Japanese at Pyongyang Foreign Language School. One day in 1980, she was asked to get some new training to become a spy and she went through training on the rifle range, throwing grenades, fighting with a trench knife and other combat skills, all of which she excelled.
Tax haven blacklist
The European Union's first-ever blacklist of 17 tax havens is seen as its efforts to crack down on international tax avoidance and evasion. It is a step in the right direction to establish a global system for fair taxation.
Korean reactors in UK
It is significant in more than a few ways that the Korea Electric Power Corp. has recently become the preferred bidder to build a nuclear power station in northwest England.
Why deregulating internet service makes sense
Everyone enjoys watching cat videos on Facebook, but hardly anyone understands Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. That's the challenge in assessing the Trump administration's pending decision to deregulate internet service. It's a very important step involving complex technology questions, arcane rules and a jargony phrase that's tossed around a lot but isn't easy to interpret: net neutrality.
Understanding the North Korea threat
North Korea recently tested its Hwasong-15 ballistic missile, reaching an altitude of 4,475 kilometers (2,780 miles) during its 53-minute flight. Using a flatter trajectory could provide Kim Jong-un's regime with the capability of hitting the east coast of the United States. Although it has not yet demonstrated a re-entry vehicle capable of surviving atmospheric friction, North Korea announced that it has mastered nuclear strike capability and become a full-fledged nuclear state.
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