Donald Kirk considers how the murder of Kim Jong-nam complicates Beijing’s already strained relations with the isolated North Korean regime

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Donald Kirk considers how the murder of Kim Jong-nam complicates Beijing’s already strained relations with the isolated North Korean regime

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Donald Kirk considers how the murder of Kim Jong-nam complicates Beijing’s already strained relations with the isolated North Korean regime
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Donald Kirk

Donald Kirk

Donald Kirk is an author and journalist from Washington, D.C., and travels to South Korea, with stops in London, India, Pakistan, the Middle East, Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines, among other places, writing on the confrontation of forces in the post-September 11 era. He was the Seoul correspondent for the International Herald Tribune from 1997 to 2003. Before gravitating to Northeast Asia, he covered much of the Vietnam War for the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Star. He has also written books on Korea, notably Korea Betrayed: Kim Dae Jung and Sunshine and Korean Dynasty: Hyundai and Chung Ju Yung.