May 24, 2024

Interviews

Conversations with leading experts and professionals working on the DPRK

Why a private US citizen decided to take down North Korea’s internet on his own

Why a private US citizen decided to take down North Korea’s internet on his own

In interview, hacker Alejandro Caceres shares why he went public, what he learned and why he backs cyberwarfare

Why a private US citizen decided to take down North Korea’s internet on his own
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy May 7, 2024
Russian tourists share their impressions of North Korea after rare four-day trip

Russian tourists share their impressions of North Korea after rare four-day trip

In interviews, first DPRK tourists in years recount state of facilities, restrictions on movement, trip costs and more

Russian tourists share their impressions of North Korea after rare four-day trip
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 27, 2024
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
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