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Hither and Yon

Amid the Korean nuclear showdown, don’t forget the trade gap that threatens the western alliance

April 20, 2017
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

All the talk over what to do with North Korea overlooks one problem to which people are not paying that much attention. That’s the yawning gap in trade between the U.S. and all its leading trade partners.

It’s a lot easier to grasp  Read More 
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Showdown: Historically, trade wars lead to real wars

February 9, 2017
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

President Donald Trump’s most fearsome offensive on the world stage has nothing to do with immigration reform, or building that wall all along the U.S. border with Mexico, or defense or treaty alliances or the North Korean nuke-and-missile threat.

It’s all about U. Read More 
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Friend or foe? Attacks on U.S. ambassadors in safe neighborhoods

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com
Incredibly, crackpots on the left, quick to echo any line from North Korea, compare the attack on U.S. ambassador Mark Lippert to the assassination of Hirobumi Ito, Japanese resident-general of Korea in the early days of the Japanese colonial era. I’ve received messages to that effect from  Read More 
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WorldTribune.com: The more things change....

‘I shall return’: 70 years after MacArthur’s triumphant return to the Philippines, history repeats itself
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com

MANILA — U.S. forces were supposed to be gone from the Philippines for good by 1991 when the U.S. pulled out of Clark Air Base after ashes from the eruption  Read More 
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