October 02, 2022

How North Korea has used English-language media to drum up international support

While Pyongyang's reporting may seem bizarre to many outsiders, there are some who will read and occasionally echo it

Kim Dae-jung is widely remembered as a peacemaker today, so it’s not as well known that his presidency (1998-2003) didn’t start off on such friendly footing with North Korea.

In fact, for his first two years, North Korean state media treated him more or less the same as his center-right predecessors. They greeted his arrival by declaring no mere change of government could resolve inter-Korean differences, regardless of how lofty the talk coming out of Seoul was.