Defector: Don’t forget the forgotten people when bargaining for Korean peace

Defector: Don’t forget the forgotten people when bargaining for Korean peace

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― How about Pope Francis inspiring millions of the faithful in North Korea as he did in South Korea four years ago? Can we picture highly organized throngs cheering him on the way in from Pyongyang’s sparkling new international airport, blessing one and all while host Kim Jong-Un […]

At UN, Trump failed to praise Seoul’s one-way concessions for ‘peace’

At UN, Trump failed to praise Seoul’s one-way concessions for ‘peace’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― The road to peace and reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula is so full of potholes and pitfalls, twists and turns, that it’s impossible to imagine where and how the process will end. Take President Donald Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly a year after he was […]

Subterfuge in Pyongyang? Seoul’s disturbing concessions, Russia-China collusion

Subterfuge in Pyongyang? Seoul’s disturbing concessions, Russia-China collusion

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump faces a serious problem when he meets South Korea’s President Moon Jae-In Monday in New York. How can he go on promising concessions to North Korea when the State Department has already rejected North Korea’s demand for “corresponding measures” by the U.S. before […]

Can we wake up now from the North Korean nuclear nightmare?

Can we wake up now from the North Korean nuclear nightmare?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Stephen King, author of global best-selling novels of horror and fantasy, has written about the craving for horror stories, books and films. He thinks all of us are more or less “mentally ill,” but most of us hide or sublimate our worst instincts. From there he tries to answer […]

Hurricane-strength BS: The uncanny similarities of Woodward’s book and the NY Times anonymous Op-Ed

Hurricane-strength BS: The uncanny similarities of Woodward’s book and the NY Times anonymous Op-Ed

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON ― We hear so much speculation as to who wrote the infamous, anonymous New York Times op-ed, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” it’s surprising we hear not a word about whether the piece was actually an inside job. That is, could the author […]

NY Times redefines ‘objectivity’, turns blind eye to real news from, for example, Korea

NY Times redefines ‘objectivity’, turns blind eye to real news from, for example, Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk WASHINGTON – An anonymous attack on President Donald Trump in The New York Times has captured headlines across the United States while Americans more or less forget about what’s going on elsewhere in the world. The attack, in the form of a commentary on the paper’s “opinion” page, purportedly […]

Trump warns North Korea new exercises would be ‘far bigger than ever before’

Trump warns North Korea new exercises would be ‘far bigger than ever before’

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk U.S. President Donald Trump is determined to stick to the ban on joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises despite North Korea’s failure to begin to take steps toward “complete denuclearization” as promised by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in their summit in Singapore in June. Trump tweeted there was “no […]

Trade war: Oh no? Oh yes!

Trade war: Oh no? Oh yes!

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk Global Trade War is sweeping the world, and U.S. President Donald Trump intends to keep fighting. The question, though, is how and when it will end and what damage it will leave in its wake. The U.S. contends that that eventually some of America’s trading partners will realize they […]

Time of transition for U.S. forces in Korea awaiting Mattis visit

Time of transition for U.S. forces in Korea awaiting Mattis visit

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) is going through agonizing changes. Cancellation of joint U.S.-South Korean war games is not the only sign of the shifting U.S. military role. The USFK and the United Nations Command have just staged a colorful ceremony at Camp Humphreys, an expanding base that now […]

Skeptical minds want to know: What next with North Korean denuclearization?

Skeptical minds want to know: What next with North Korean denuclearization?

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The most obvious lesson of the Singapore summit is that “complete denuclearization” is mission impossible. The North Koreans since then haven’t used the “n” word ― “n” for nuclear ― while talking in generalities about the need to respect everyone’s “sovereignty” along with the statement signed by President Donald […]

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