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South Korea’s Park rains on Kim Jong Un’s coronation parade

Special to WorldTribune.com
By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com
Kim Jong-Un celebrates his “coronation” in Pyongyang Friday while forgetting about one unpleasant reality that deepens North Korea’s isolation in an already hostile world.
He presides over North Korea’s biggest-ever party, the Seventh Workers’ Party Congress, while Iran, his longtime partner in nuclear  Read More 
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Bush and Obama didn’t have the answers; Now Americans take a look at Trump

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. Read More 
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Betraying our allies: Lessons unlearned by less-than-compassionate foreign policy liberals

Special to WorldTribune.com
By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com
SAIGON — It’s become fashionable among intellectuals from left and right to talk about the Vietnam War in terms of “lessons learned.”
Better yet, critics of U.S. policy write and talk about “lessons not learned.” One of the latter emailed asking me to tell  Read More 
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What Kenji Goto understood that his killers did not

Special to WorldTribune.com
By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com
The murder of journalists at the hands of ISIS forces shows how far a few daring correspondents will go to find out what’s going on.
Covering wars has always been hazardous, never more so than when highly resourceful, motivated reporters go beyond the protective  Read More 
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Don't Repeat the Mistakes of Vietnam

OPINION, Wall Street Journal

By DONALD KIRK
Updated April 28, 2005 12:01 a.m. ET
HO CHI MINH CITY -- Being back in old Saigon 30 years after it fell conjures up an almost otherworldly image. Maybe it's all those bright red flags with the yellow stars that brings memories to one who lived and worked here for  Read More 
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