Don Oberdorfer (born 1931) is an American professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, and was a journalist for 38 years, 25 of them with . He is the author of five books and several academic papers. His book, The Washington Post Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat, won the D.B. Hardeman Prize in 2003.
As a young man he graduated from
Princeton University and went to South Korea as an Army lieutenant after the signing of the armistice that ended the Korean War. In 1955 he joined , and eventually found a job with The Charlotte Observer The Washington Post. During the next 25 years, he worked for The Post, serving as White House correspondent, Northeast Asia correspondent, and diplomatic correspondent. He retired in 1993.
Bibliography [ edit ]
Published in an updated edition as
From the Cold War to the New Era: The United States and the Soviet Union, 1983-1991, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998, ISBN 0-8018-5922-0.
Princeton University: The First 250 Years, Princeton University Press, October 30, 1995, ISBN 0-691-01122-2.
The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History, Perseus Books, October 1, 1997, ISBN 0-201-40927-5.
Published in a revised and updated edition, Basic Books, February 5, 2002,
Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat, Smithsonian Books, October 1, 2003, ISBN 1-58834-166-6.
Selected Articles and Papers [ edit ]
Don Oberderfer and Donald Gregg, "A Moment to Seize With North Korea", Washington Post, June 22, 2005
 Don Oberdorfer, "The United States and South Korea: Can This Alliance Last?", Policy Forum Online, November 17, 2005.
 Don Oberdorfer and Hajime Izumi, "The United States, Japan, and the Korean Peninsula: Coordinating Policies and Objectives".
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