January 20, 2022

Interviews

Conversations with leading experts and professionals working on the DPRK

‘No indication’ North Korea will denuclearize, says former UK envoy to Pyongyang

‘No indication’ North Korea will denuclearize, says former UK envoy to Pyongyang

Alastair Morgan says signs point to DPRK continuing nuclear and long-range weapons development during pandemic

‘No indication’ North Korea will denuclearize, says former UK envoy to Pyongyang
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch January 13, 2022
Interview: Past US envoy for DPRK says end-of-war declaration a ‘positive step’

Interview: Past US envoy for DPRK says end-of-war declaration a ‘positive step’

Former Amb. Joseph Yun also tells NK News that declaration is unlikely to weaken US military presence on peninsula

Interview: Past US envoy for DPRK says end-of-war declaration a ‘positive step’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 24, 2021
Interview: Why COVID-19 shut the door on Kim Jong Un’s Singapore vision

Interview: Why COVID-19 shut the door on Kim Jong Un’s Singapore vision

John Everard, former UK ambassador to North Korea, says Pyongyang faces ‘crisis of identity' not seen since 1990s

Interview: Why COVID-19 shut the door on Kim Jong Un’s Singapore vision
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch November 16, 2021
Former IAEA official: DPRK unlikely to invite inspectors without nuclear deal

Former IAEA official: DPRK unlikely to invite inspectors without nuclear deal

Laura Rockwood, who helped negotiate 1992 Safeguards Agreement, says DPRK has ‘residual angst’ about nuclear agency

Former IAEA official: DPRK unlikely to invite inspectors without nuclear deal
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 10, 2021
Two Koreas should fight global warming together: Former ROK climate ambassador

Two Koreas should fight global warming together: Former ROK climate ambassador

Seoul can help with reforestation and power generation, Yoo Yeon-chul tells NK News, but DPRK must make efforts first

Two Koreas should fight global warming together: Former ROK climate ambassador
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 3, 2021
Expert roundup: What to make of recent missile tests by North and South Korea

Expert roundup: What to make of recent missile tests by North and South Korea

Analysts see ‘little light’ on horizon for peaceful breakthrough after last week’s cruise and ballistic missile tests

Expert roundup: What to make of recent missile tests by North and South Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Won-Gi Jung September 21, 2021
Sports, not sanctions, will encourage North Korea to denuclearize: ROK governor

Sports, not sanctions, will encourage North Korea to denuclearize: ROK governor

In exclusive interview, Choi Moon-soon also says anti-DPRK leaflets are ‘ineffective’ and threaten local citizens’ lives

Sports, not sanctions, will encourage North Korea to denuclearize: ROK governor
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 24, 2021
Interview: Wi Sung-lac says Singapore summit ‘ruined’ denuclearization talks

Interview: Wi Sung-lac says Singapore summit ‘ruined’ denuclearization talks

Former high-level diplomat was Seoul’s chief negotiator with North Korea from 2009 to 2011

Interview: Wi Sung-lac says Singapore summit ‘ruined’ denuclearization talks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 20, 2021
Pop-aganda: North Korean accordionists cover Norway’s greatest hits

Pop-aganda: North Korean accordionists cover Norway’s greatest hits

An interview with Morten Traavik on his new vinyl album expanding musical collaboration with the DPRK

Pop-aganda: North Korean accordionists cover Norway’s greatest hits
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts July 19, 2021
An interview with Stephen Biegun, former US special envoy to North Korea

An interview with Stephen Biegun, former US special envoy to North Korea

From Singapore, Hanoi to Stockholm, Biegun discusses his time as Washington’s lead official on North Korea policy

An interview with Stephen Biegun, former US special envoy to North Korea
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts July 14, 2021
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