Author Archives: Tim Shorrock

The Washington Post didn’t like this piece on the US role in Korea…

…So I published it myself, in Medium. People power, not the U.S. military, created South Korea’s vibrant democracy As millions of South Koreans filled their streets in the weeks leading up to last week’s impeachment of their beleagured president, Park Guen-hye, … Continue reading

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American Military Power in Asia and the Trump Factor

The Pentagon is trying to push through a trilateral alliance with Japan and South Korea before anyone noticed. But I did. My latest, from TomDispatch:  Despite the attention being given to America’s roiling wars and conflicts in the Greater Middle East, … Continue reading

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20 years ago, my reporting caused a furor in South Korea

This was the best response I ever got to a story, as chronicled in 1996 by the Washington Post.  

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Kilcullen to Me: “You’re a conspiracy theorist.”

Big Chief Counterinsurgent David Kilcullen prefers hagiography to reporting. This photograph was taken in 2014 at a Washington seminar on Syria where I was finally able to speak directly to David Kilcullen about a story I was preparing about his … Continue reading

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“Nation-Building” Is Back: Now with Contractors

My latest, published in LobeLog, a great publication on U.S. foreign policy. Here’s how Antony Loewenstein, the great Australian investigative journalist, just introduced the article on Twitter: @TimothyS on interest in making $ from “nation-building” in the #MiddleEast; #disastercapitalism by … Continue reading

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