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  1. Will wind of change blow ties off course?

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... with one of the word's most repressive regimes in Pyongyang. Journalist Donald Kirk is the author, most recently, of Korea Betrayed: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine ...

  2. North Korea resorts to time-tested tactics

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk Barack Obama, as he assumes the US presidency, faces dire problems ranging from the economy to the Middle East. While these crises grab the headlines, the issues of North ... will have to wait a long time before ratification by a reluctant and divided US Congress. Nor is anyone taking odds on North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons. Donald Kirk is the author of two ...

  3. Tall order in Pyongyang for telecoms contractor

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk North Korea is poised to take a giant leap into modern communications following a deal with Egypt's Orascom Telecom, to begin a mobile phone service. No one imagines ... if nothing else, as ideal for the antennae needed to transmit mobile communications far beyond the capital. Donald Kirk, author of books and articles on Korea, last gazed at the Ryugyong Hotel during ...

  4. Compromises won't work with N Korea

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk Disclosure of North Korea's role in building a Syrian nuclear plant suggest a White House bid to bring Pyongyang to account for spreading arms technology to the Middle ... intimated, will not work. More tough talk will be needed if North Korea is to get out of the nuclear business. Donald Kirk is the author of two books and numerous articles on Korea for newspapers, ...

  5. The divisive nature of North Korea

    Posted Nov 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk The United States and Japan appear on a collision course in a corner of the world that both of them view as vital to their national security. That corner of the world ... as the present regime remains in power, the answer is probably 'yes'. North Korean diplomacy has succeeded in dividing allies while Pyongyang makes few if any real concessions. Donald Kirk ...

  6. Seeing cheap votes in an Armenian 'genocide'

    Posted Oct 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk Turkish sensitivities regarding affronts to the country's name, policies and history are legendary. Some years ago in Tokyo, the Turkish ambassador lodged a formal protest ... many Koreans will have fled to the US that opportunistic members of Congress will salivate over the votes they will get from a bold resolution condemning Pyongyang. Donald Kirk is the author ...

  7. US, South Korea quietly get relations back on track

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk Could a major shift be under way in US-South Korean relations? The question arose during a visit to Washington by an intriguing emissary of the incoming South Korean government ... Donald Kirk is the author of two books and numerous articles on Korea for newspapers, magazines and journals ...

  8. Pitfalls on the road to a Korean peace treaty

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... Donald Kirk The North-South Korean summit has opened a new phase in the great debate over the future of the Korean Peninsula by calling for a treaty to replace the armistice that ended ... of undoing the prolonged peace under which South Korea thrives while North Korea - for all its weapons of mass destruction - remains mired by its own policies of massive self-destruction. Donald Kirk ...

  9. Pulling the strings

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... jeopardising much-needed aid and trade, if North Korean rhetoric further alienates a majority of South Koreans. Donald Kirk is the author of two books and many articles on Korea for newspapers, ...

  10. Power play throws Korean rift into relief

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Donald Kirk Parallel political scenes in North and South Korea this week etch the differences between the systems that hold sway above and below the demilitarised zone that has divided ... and democratic- country. Journalist Donald Kirk is the author of numerous books and articles on Korea ...




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