February 25, 2024

Interviews

Conversations with leading experts and professionals working on the DPRK

Interview: Human rights envoy says US isn’t just ‘wagging finger’ at North Korea

Interview: Human rights envoy says US isn’t just ‘wagging finger’ at North Korea

Julie Turner says US is willing to discuss its own record with Pyongyang and responds to DPRK criticism of her work

Interview: Human rights envoy says US isn’t just ‘wagging finger’ at North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 21, 2024
Burgers and booze: A Russian man recalls his time at North Korean summer camp

Burgers and booze: A Russian man recalls his time at North Korean summer camp

With Russian tourists set to embark to DPRK, Yuri Frolov recalls his visits to Pyongyang and Songdowon camp as a teen

Burgers and booze: A Russian man recalls his time at North Korean summer camp
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 8, 2024
Interview: Depicting the inequalities of North Korean army life in film

Interview: Depicting the inequalities of North Korean army life in film

DPRK escapee Jung Haneul discusses how he drew on his own experiences in the military to craft his directorial debut

Interview: Depicting the inequalities of North Korean army life in film
Lina Park
Lina Park January 19, 2024
Interview: Former head of Kaesong group still hopes for inter-Korean cooperation

Interview: Former head of Kaesong group still hopes for inter-Korean cooperation

As tensions rise, Kim Jin-hyang recalls positive exchanges between North and South Koreans at Kaesong Industrial Complex

Interview: Former head of Kaesong group still hopes for inter-Korean cooperation
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park | Shreyas Reddy January 15, 2024
Interview: How a North Korean defector’s daring escape led him to ROK politics

Interview: How a North Korean defector’s daring escape led him to ROK politics

Park Choong-kwon went from studying missiles in DPRK to working at Hyundai Steel and advising the South’s ruling party

Interview: How a North Korean defector’s daring escape led him to ROK politics
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park January 12, 2024
Interview: John Bolton skewers Biden’s ‘do nothing’ approach to North Korea

Interview: John Bolton skewers Biden’s ‘do nothing’ approach to North Korea

In exclusive interview, ex-US national security adviser talks DPRK regime change, China’s role, Donald Trump and more

Interview: John Bolton skewers Biden’s ‘do nothing’ approach to North Korea
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy July 6, 2023
Russian ambassador rejects reports of famine in North Korea, corpses on streets

Russian ambassador rejects reports of famine in North Korea, corpses on streets

In interview, Alexander Matsegora admits food situation is ‘not easy’ but dismisses BBC documentary claims of starvation

Russian ambassador rejects reports of famine in North Korea, corpses on streets
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 23, 2023
Interview: How the wife of a North Korean diplomat convinced him to defect

Interview: How the wife of a North Korean diplomat convinced him to defect

Oh Hye-son, spouse of defector-lawmaker Tae Yong-ho, shares her life story for the first time in a new memoir

Interview: How the wife of a North Korean diplomat convinced him to defect
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 25, 2023
Interview: How North Korean defector Timothy Cho became a believer in democracy

Interview: How North Korean defector Timothy Cho became a believer in democracy

Imprisoned for trying to escape, Cho recounts how he settled in the UK and decided to pursue a career in politics

Interview: How North Korean defector Timothy Cho became a believer in democracy
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch January 9, 2023
Interview: How the UK’s first envoy in North Korea fought for internet access

Interview: How the UK’s first envoy in North Korea fought for internet access

James Hoare discusses the difficulty of establishing bilateral ties and why he thinks relations are unlikely to improve

Interview: How the UK’s first envoy in North Korea fought for internet access
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch December 22, 2022
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