February 25, 2024

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Donald Kirk

Donald Kirk is a veteran correspondent and noted author on conflict and crisis from Southeast Asia to the Middle East to Northeast Asia. Don has covered wars from Vietnam to Iraq, focusing on political, diplomatic, economic and social as well as military issues. He is also known for his reporting on North Korea, including the nuclear crisis, human rights and payoffs from South to North Korea preceding the June 2000 inter-Korean summit. Kirk earned his Bachelors at Princeton and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Chicago. He also holds an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Maryland College Park.

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Why North Korea has become flavor of the month for American media

Why North Korea has become flavor of the month for American media

"What counts is the story the North Koreans want the world to know"

Why North Korea has become flavor of the month for American media
Donald Kirk
Donald Kirk August 10, 2016
Despite Trump’s claims, U.S. troops in the region have value

Despite Trump’s claims, U.S. troops in the region have value

Republican nominee's proposals show little understanding of wider security situation in Asia

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Donald Kirk
Donald Kirk July 25, 2016
How Korea’s THAAD deployment could blow up in Washington’s face

How Korea’s THAAD deployment could blow up in Washington’s face

THAAD deployment gives Kim Jong Un a propaganda bonanza, free of charge

How Korea’s THAAD deployment could blow up in Washington’s face
Donald Kirk
Donald Kirk July 17, 2016