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Trump’s ‘new American moment’: Paving the way to a ‘bloody nose’ for North Korea?

By World Tribune on February 1, 2018, Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

Don’t count on the Winter Olympics as the moment for rapprochement on the Korean peninsula. That message came through loud and clear in President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address. “Our new American moment,” as Trump called this  Read More 
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Key U.S. alliance in Northeast Asia put to the test with election of new South Korean leader

May 19, 2017
Special to WorldTribune.com

By Donald Kirk

Would Kim Jong-Un mind giving Moon Jae-In a break?

More than any other South Korean leader in years, Moon would like nothing better than to be the one to bring about North-South reconciliation. Wouldn’t it be great, Moon’s newly appointed former activists must be  Read More 
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Civilization vs China and Russia: TPP is more than just a trade deal

Special to WorldTribune.com
By Donald Kirk, EastAsiaIntel.com
SEOUL — The Trans-Pacific Partnership carries implications far beyond the commercial benefits that President Obama and others claim would result from it.
Arguments pro and con in terms of the advantages and disadvantages for each of the 12 countries that have signed on to TPP are sure  Read More 
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