Kim Dae Jung's presidency
DK answers questions about his book, "Korea Betrayed: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine," in lengthy interview on "Korea and the World"
Conversation at CSIS, DC
Talking about "Korea Betrayed"
Mostly Asia, 1973-1991
WSJ Commentary on Chaebol
Putting a stop to South Korea's Family Empires
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
Corruption and looting after the hasty pullout of U.S. forces from their historic bases
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
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
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
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
Current on forbes.com
Filing from Asia and Washington
The Independent, London
Stories mostly from Korea, also the Philippines, Vietnam
Seoul's ancient Kwangwhamun Gate, rebuilt in original style, reopens at last
Nexen Heroes' cheerleaders exult in team's 12-2 win over LG Twins in playoffs before Korean Series, 2014....
CITY HALL, OLD AND NEW: Don in front of image of old Seoul city hall and new one, under construction
©DON KIRK PHOTOS
Sunset over Pagan
COVERING FOREIGN NEWS
From print to internet: Comments for Council on Foreign Relations
At CBS News/Radio, New York (PHOTO BY CHARLIE KAYE)
Holiday season along Chongyechon, central Seoul
Why these beautiful islands fear repeating their tragic pasts
Three Wise Monkeys
Ties That Bind -- Weighing the Sewol tragedy
Branding Korea by Psy
LONDON ¯ There was a time when Korea was best known overseas for Samsung gadgetry and Hyundai cars. Now Korea is permeating the global consciousness in ways that would have seemed unlikely if not impossible two or three years ago.
Christmas Tree in North Korea
The fuss made by North Korea over the Christmas lights on a steel tower at an observation post overlooking the demilitarized zone reminds me of a similarly lit tree far inside North Korea.
Chung Ju Yung Dies at 85
NYT: Don's Life of legendary Hyundai empire founder
A Year After the Gulf War
A Reporter Reflects on How the Media Have Changed