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Caught between huge conflicting forces, people look with foreboding on the gathering clouds of war
1.Points of Crisis
The rise of Kim Dae Jung and the high price of his failed drive for reconciliation with North Korea
Three contributions on Korea -- North, South and Kim Dae Jung -- for this massive five-volume work on human rights issues worldwide
Dispelling myths about the sinking of the South Korean navy corvette the Cheonan in March 2010
Memories of the Vietnam War and its aftermath from the arrival of U.S. forces to the release of the last U.S. POWs
The Vietnam War as it spread through Cambodia and Laos into northern and northeastern Thailand
Washington's pact with Pyongyang won't help the starving children
2.Covering Korea
Q&A, Asia-Pacific Businss & Technology Report
Looking back to the Old Days: A Correspondent's Field Manual; A Reader’s Guide to Real News:
Korea through the eyes of correspondents who were there, 1871-2006
Following the story
How the news goes in and out of the Hermit Kingdom
3. Business and Economy
The Rev. Moon's empire bouncing back in South Korea
Play-by-play account of the meltdown that nearly bankrupted the South Korean economy
The story of North Korea's 105-story white elephant
An unauthorized study of Korea's largest business group, its triumphs and failures, and the peasant's son who founded it.... "Korean Dynasty is a must read for business people and students of business and the social sciences learning about the socio-economics of Asia." Business Book Review Library; 1995, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p1
The ultimate business reference to the Philippines, providing practical advice from leading experts
Iraq and South Korea face contrasting economic problems and issues, as seen in these articles for Institutional Investor
4. Seoul-Searching
I.--Heart and Seoul: From the ashes of war, Korea's capital rises like a phoenix to world-class. II.--Three Perfect Days: Wining, dining, sightseeing and strolling around one of the world's oldest and greatest capitals

Hither and Yon

Oil for N. Korea: China much angrier at THAAD than Pyongyang’s nukes

September 16, 2017

Tags: President Moon, sanctions, UN Security Council, Kang Kyungwha, Kim Jongun, US bases, Korea, Guam, THAAD, U.S Korea alliance, Donald Trump, H.R. McMaster

September 15, 2017
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

President Moon Jae-In has to be a master of the art of compromise. He was all for the latest watered-down UN sanctions that cut down but don’t cut off the flow of oil from China and Russia to North Korea.

The U.S. would far (more…)

Pax Koreana? In their dreams

September 8, 2017

Tags: Moon Jae-in, THAAD, North Korea, nuclear, Kim Jong-un, KORUS

September 7, 2017

By Donald Kirk

Donald Trump doesn’t get it. He warns South Korea about “appeasement,” but who’s appeasing whom?

Yes, President Moon Jae-In, hero of the candlelight protests that lofted him as the liberal darling into the presidency after the ouster of the conservative Park Geun-Hye, would love to go down in (more…)

Korean sovereignty: When ‘peace’ advocates say the ‘people’ they don’t mean South Koreans

September 2, 2017

Tags: Korea, peace treaty, Korea Policy Institute, Paul Liem, proNorth, Kim Jong-un, New People's Party, Moon Jae-in, Democratic Party of Korea

August 31, 2017
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

One demand you don’t hear South Korean leaders making whenever North Korea pops off another missile is, “Oh, let’s sign a peace treaty, and everything will be okay.”

That’s partly because, if there’s one party with whom North (more…)

Information War: Here’s how to bring the brutal North Korean regime to its knees

August 26, 2017

Tags: fire and fury, sound and fury, donald trump, north korea, kim jong-un, propaganda leaflets, president moon jae-in, guam, missiles, nuclear

By World Tribune on August 24, 2017
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

Donald Trump’s notion of “fire and fury” for North Korea inspires cheers, fears and jeers. Is he threatening the biblical “fire and brimstone,” or does his rhetoric more closely resemble Shakespeare’s “tale told by an idiot, full of sound and (more…)

Dreaming: What if Kim Jong-Un wanted to prove he is human? Here’s how

August 19, 2017

Tags: Kim Jongun, Guam, Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, Korean-American, Warmbier, Pyongyang, Rason

By World Tribune on August 18, 2017
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

Small gestures would be so helpful in bringing about reconciliation with North Korea.

Take, for instance, the cases of the three U.S. citizens still held in the North. They are all Korean-Americans, two of them former teachers at the Pyongyang University (more…)

On their minds in South Korea’s island paradise: Visions of peace … and returning Chinese tourists

August 11, 2017

Tags: THAAD, Rev Mun, Jeju, Naval base, Gangjeong, CIA, Moon Jae-in, North Korea, Peace Academy

By World Tribune on August 10, 2017
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

GANGJEONG, Jeju: Upstaged by THAAD ― that’s the sad fate of the gaggle of dutiful protesters who pray and hold signs aloft and march in front of the main entrance to the gleaming new Republic of Korea naval base on the southern (more…)

‘Expert’ fixes for the North Korea crisis: Seriously?

August 5, 2017

Tags: ICBM, North Korea, China, media, Trump, strategic patience, Mark Milley, Mattis

By World Tribune on August 3, 2017
Special to WorldTribune.com
By Donald Kirk

WASHINGTON ― North Korea pops off another ICBM, and suddenly the U.S. media is full of talking heads offering views and solutions.

They range from the extremes of annihilating North Korea’s nuclear and missile facilities to, “Oh, just sign a peace (more…)

Vise tightens on North Korea crisis as Americans focus elsewhere

July 29, 2017

Tags: Obamacare, Trumpcare, sanctions, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Trump, China, Xi Jinping

July 28, 2017
Special to WorldTribune.com
By Donald Kirk

WASHINGTON — Americans are so fixated on the issues of healthcare and Russia that tightening sanctions on North Korea almost escapes notice.

One minute the networks are vying with one another on what passes as “analysis” on President Trump’s efforts to replace Obamacare with Trumpcare, and (more…)

Going rogue in Seoul: Leftists’ dream president suddenly hints South Korea should ‘go nuclear’

July 21, 2017

Tags: Moon Jae-in, THAAD, Lotte, North Korea, nuclear, Kim Jong-un, U.S.-Korea alliance

By Donald Kirk

WASHINGTON – The standoff on the Korean peninsula is entering a new phase. While President Moon Jae-In calls for talks with North Koreans, he is also honoring the U.S.-Korean alliance and insisting the North give up its nuclear program.

Can Moon have it both ways? He’s besieged by protesters (more…)

Tillerson’s stealth diplomacy in Qatar, host to largest U.S. overseas air base

July 16, 2017

Tags: Rex Tillerson, Qatar, US Air Base, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Saddam Hussein, Al Udeid Air Base.

July 13, 2017
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

WASHINGTON ― We hear so often about tight U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia that we forget the Saudis kicked out the last U.S. troops in the early 2000’s.

Seems they regarded the U.S. presence as an affront to Islam more than a decade after (more…)

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