This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Donald Kirk. They speak about Kim Dae-Jung, the Sunshine Policy, the legacy of inter—Korean diplomacy, the prospects of future summits, and the diplomatic side-shows of the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.
Donald Kirk is a journalist and author who has covered conflict and human rights in Iraq, Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam, amongst others. Working for the Chicago Tribune, The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, and Forbes Asia, Donald has been named a Fulbright scholar, the Edward Murrow fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as receiving an honorary Doctorate from the University of Maryland. His books on Korea include: Korea Betrayed, Kim Dae-jung and the Quest for the Nobel, Korean Crisis, Korea Witness, and Korean Dynasty.
*** Donald Kirk would like to make two small corrections to his comments. 1. When he said Kim Jong-il died in 2010, he meant to say 2011; 2. When he said the Cheonan was sunk in 2011, he meant to say 2010.
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