Commentary

No appeasement for North Korea

No appeasement for North Korea

Last month, North Korea carried out its fifth nuclear test – its second this year. Judging by the tremor detected, it was the North’s most powerful nuclear device ever. The...

Can South Koreans make more babies?

Can South Koreans make more babies?

South Korea is facing major demographic challenges. The total fertility rate (the number of children per woman), at 1.24, is one of the lowest in the world, and well below the...

Is the Fed playing politics?

Is the Fed playing politics?

In his recent debate with his opponent Hillary Clinton, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pressed his claim that United States Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is...