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Op-Ed Special
Joe Biden Reaffirms Washington's Message to the World: Never, Ever Trust Us

Special Contribution
By Thomas L. Knapp
In February 2020, US President Donald Trump announced a peace deal with the Taliban, giving US forces 15 months to get out of Afghanistan. Nearly a year later, with the withdrawal nearly ...

News Analysis:
Oh Se-Hoon Returns as Seoul Mayor

Oh Urged to Prepare for Next Presidential Election
By Park Soung-Jin
Staff Reporter & Editor
He has come back. Oh Se-Hoon just returned proudly as the head of Seoul with 10 million residents. Over the last 10 years Oh had to endure all the hardships, loneliness, helplessness, and perhaps ...

April with the Berliner Philharmoniker on Television and in the Digital Concert Hall
On Easter Sunday (April 4, 2021) the concert, which took place again for the first time in front of an audience on March 20 as part of the pilot project “Perspektive Kultur” in the Philharmonie Berlin, will be ...

Moritzburg Festival Goes Outdoor Again
Music Event's Ticket Sales Start on April 12, 2021
DRESDEN, Germany — The Moritzburg Festival under the artistic direction of Jan Vogler, looks ahead a summer full of chamber music under the stars. After a very successful edition ...

Invitation to the Press View of Life by Olafur Eliasson at the Fondation Beyeler
Lovers of art around the world are invited to experience "Life," a new exhibition by internationally renowned artist Olafur Eliasson at the Fondation Beyeler. The exhibition is the artist’s first ...

Op-Ed Special
"Vaccine Passports" and the Holocaust: An Invalid Comparison?

Special Contribution
By Thomas L. Knapp
On March 29, 2021 the Libertarian Party of Kentucky issued a tweet that aroused considerable controversy (not least among partisan Libertarians themselves): "Are the vaccine passports going to be yellow, shaped like a star, and ...

Sinpo South Shipyard Update: North Korea Moves Submersible Missile Test Stand Barge
By Victor Cha
CSIS Korea Chair
New satellite imagery acquired today (April 7, 2021) shows that North Korea is moving its submersible missile test barge located at the Sinpo South Shipyard. Probable reasons for ...

2,755 Billionaires Announced in Forbes 35th Annual World’s Billionaires List
With Unprecedented Number of 493 Newcomers
NEW YORK (April 6, 2021) — Forbes’ 35th annual world’s billionaires list, released today, reveals a record-breaking 2,755 billionaires, including 493 — newcomers — unprecedented ...

Tech Challenge Disrupts Status Quo with Innovative Restoration Approaches in Aral Sea
DID YOU KNOW that the Aral Sea in Central Asia, once the world’s fourth-largest inland water body, has almost disappeared due to overuse of its water, as well as the planet’s climate crisis? The ...

What Do Overseas Visits Reveal about China’s Foreign Policy Priorities?
Overseas visits by top officials are a critical component of diplomacy and soft power. These high-profile visits are opportunities for officials to try to shape bilateral and multilateral relationships to their country’s ...

Michael Jackson: The Epitome of Love
“Mama, bird!” Avanthika exclaimed while pointing at a sparrow that stood at the windowpane of my home. “Ah! Isn’t that bird beautiful, honey?” I asked my two-year-old daughter, Avanthika Genevieve ...

Sailing on Lake Norman without a Rudder
Lake Norman was created for the sole purpose of having a shoreline for which to build gigantic houses with a water view. That is not true of course, it was actually created by a mad marine zoologist who filled ...

SALARUM, Rock Salt for Human Health
Park Ji-Young is a South Korean businessperson who imports what she calls "uncontaminated" "100-percent pure" Russian rock salts from the salt deposits as deep as 1,500 meters underground ...

Maghreb Culture, Arts Being Shown in "House of Morocco" Exhibition in Seoul
Mr. Chafik Rachadi, Moroccan ambassador to South Korea, will invite a host of foreign ambassadors, local government officials, art and media personalities, and officials of the ...

N. Korea Shows Signs of Reprocessing Activity at Its Yongbyon's Radiochemistry Laboratory
A satellite image of North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Research Facility acquired on March 30, 2021 shows continued activity at the radiochemistry laboratory (the facility used to reprocess spent ...

US President’s Shameful Push for War with China, Russia: Ignoring History, Denying Reality
“Success and Fame Are Blood Sweat, Tears”
Ottomar Borwitzky, Former Principal Cellist of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Dies at Age 90
1423: Joseon by Nanthini Raj
Business as Usual: North Korea Restarts Ballistic Missile Tests
CSIS Commission on the Korean Peninsula: Recommendations for the US-Korea Alliance
Zen and the Art of Ziplining at Lake Norman
Turkey Emerges as the Global Power
“7 or Northing”
The Proper Etiquette for Street Fighting in Bath & Body Works


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