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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…)

Brave new cyber-spy world: From Moscow with love-hate

January 13, 2017

Tags: Brave new cyber-spy world: From Moscow with love-hate, Donald Kirk, Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson, Vladimir Putin, WorldTribune.com

January 12, 2017
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

WASHINGTON – Once upon a time, in an era that’s faded into the near-forgotten history of The Cold War, Moscow was the enemy, and those who believed otherwise were labeled “comsymps” for Communist sympathizers.

The phenomenon of “the Red scare,” meaning the (more…)

Growing political crisis in South Korea could impact critical security ties with U.S.

December 21, 2016

Tags: Donald Trump, Growing political crisis in South Korea could impact critical security ties with U.S., North Korea, Park Geun-Hye

By World Tribune on December 15, 2016
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

The populist revolt against President Park Geun-Hye has grave implications for governance amid economic unease and high youth unemployment.

In this uncertain transition period, Korea’s relationship with the United States is sure to undergo strains if not change while foes of (more…)

Memo to President-elect Trump: Beware of the experts on East Asia’s chessboard

November 27, 2016

Tags: Donald Trump, Memo to President-elect Trump: Beware of the experts on East Asia’s chessboard, Park Geun-Hye, Shinzo Abe, WorldTribune.com

By World Tribune on November 24, 2016
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

The process of “making America great again” is filled with perils and pitfalls, nowhere more so than in Asia.

The intricacies and subtleties of the Great Game for Asia often are about as incomprehensible to the experts as they are to amateurs (more…)

North Korea and the Left love ‘democratic’ protests that back their agendas

November 18, 2016

Tags: Donald Trump, Seoul protests, Park Geun-hye, Blue House, Shinzo Abe, Cheong Wa Dae Chun Doo-hwan, Park Ching-hee

By World Tribune on November 17, 2016
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

Too bad President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call to President Park Geun-Hye the day after his victory may be his only chance to talk with her. Even if she’s still in the Blue House when he moves into the White House, (more…)

Make believe war games south of the DMZ, but what if the North is for real?

November 12, 2016

Tags: Osan Air Base, South Korea, Typhoon Eurofighter, F16, F15E, Donald Trump, Wing commander, Roger Elliott, Air Chief Marshal, Sir Stephen Hillier, 7th Air Force, General Thomas Bergeson, Park Geun-hye

By World Tribune on November 10, 2016
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

An air of unreality pervaded the atmosphere if not the skies over Osan Air Base this week as three of the niftiest warplanes on the planet zoomed off the runway for war games intended to strengthen their ability to work together to (more…)

Can a nation so divided against itself stand?

August 1, 2016

Tags: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, President Obama, 2016 presidential campaign

July 31, 2016
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

WASHINGTON -- The two top American political parties are so badly fractured you wonder if they’ll ever come together again. And that’s to say nothing of the American public: that is, the vast majority who don’t participate in party politics at all.

It’s (more…)

Art of the deal: How about a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un at the Korean DMZ?

May 29, 2016

Tags: Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un, Hillary Clinton, JSA, DMZ, Korea, Workers' Party, Vietnam

By World Tribune on May 26, 2016
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com

Donald Trump may be running neck and neck with Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential sweepstakes if the polls are at all credible, but there’s one constituency in which he appears to be well ahead. That’s within (more…)

The New York Times vs. consummate New Yorker Donald Trump

April 2, 2016

Tags: Donald Trump, New York Times, Gail Collins, Paul Krugman, Nicholas Kristof, David Brooks, Daily News

Special to WorldTribune.com
By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com
WASHINGTON ― Talk about local boy making good, and then look at the case of Donald Trump.
He’s a New Yorker through and through ― looks, talks and acts like one, arrogant, sneering and sure of himself. So what are the New York papers saying (more…)

Back in the USA and tracking the news on Interstate 40: North Korea? Where?

March 24, 2016

Tags: I-40, Korea, Little Rock, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Mexico, presidential campaign

Special to WorldTribune.com
By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas ― North Korea’s top gun will have to try harder if he expects his threats of another nuclear test will win serious consideration in a U.S. presidential election year.
Driving through the American heartland, you hear hardly a thing about (more…)

Bush and Obama didn’t have the answers; Now Americans take a look at Trump

December 12, 2015

Tags: Donald Trump, ISIS, ISIL, President Obama, Iraq, Syria, John Kerry, Korea, Vietnam

Bush and Obama didn’t have the answers; Now Americans take a look at Trump
Special to WorldTribune.com
By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com
WASHINGTON ― First he was talking about kicking out all 12 million “illegal immigrants” in the U.S., and now he wants to exclude Muslims from the right to enter the U. (more…)

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