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2017/02/07 | Ivan Labayne

The Changing Power of Rumors

Rumor sharing, or ‘pasa-bilis,' played a crucial role in the eventual overthrow of the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines. Today it finds one of its most supreme expressions in the form of the internet, only with a different function, Ivan Labayne writes.

2017/02/05 | Kim Kee-seok

OPINION: Solving the Puzzle of Park Geun-hye

South Korea needs to identify and reform the factors that misled voters to elect a bizarre president and to support her regardless of repeated policy failures. It should search for a systematic solution to its democracy puzzle.

2017/02/02 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Chinese Leaders Need to Pursue Reform

Xi Jinping needs to pursue domestic political and economic reforms, and refrain from seeking international hegemony to turn China into a major power welcomed in the international community.

2017/02/02 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Indonesia’s Critical Tolerance Test

The turmoil surrounding Jakarta's governor is a test of Indonesia's democracy and its commitment to a tolerant and open form of Islam.