February 06, 2023

An Ambassador’s Impressions of North Korea

NK News recently visited New York City to meet John Everard, the UK's former ambassador to North Korea.  Having been posted in the DPRK between 2006 and 2008, Everard recently conducted a Pantech fellowship with Stanford University and now works as a consultant for the United Nations.  Before taking up his current post, Everard wrote a book about his experiences in North Korea entitled, "Only Beautiful Please", of which a review will appear tomorrow.  But before that, NK News presents an extended interview with Everard on his time in the DPRK, reflections on past policy, and hopes for the future.

NK News: So - what does a British ambassador do all day in North Korea? I can't imagine there are many consular activities to keep you occupied, for example...