October 16, 2021

Interviews

Conversations with leading experts and professionals working on the DPRK

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
Documenting North Korea’s unsolved mysteries and unguarded moments of daily life

Documenting North Korea’s unsolved mysteries and unguarded moments of daily life

Re-released documentaries pull back curtain on 1966 World Cup team, Mass Games performers and Americans in Pyongyang

Documenting North Korea’s unsolved mysteries and unguarded moments of daily life
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia July 12, 2021
Interview: Former top nuclear negotiator says US, DPRK preparing for ‘hardball’

Interview: Former top nuclear negotiator says US, DPRK preparing for ‘hardball’

Kim Sook, who led South Korea delegation at Six-Party Talks, says North Korea “inflexible” and “stubborn” in talks

Interview: Former top nuclear negotiator says US, DPRK preparing for ‘hardball’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 28, 2021
Madrid raid possibly a CIA plot, close contact of Adrian Hong says

Madrid raid possibly a CIA plot, close contact of Adrian Hong says

"He would not do this sort of thing unless there is a specific request from somebody"

Madrid raid possibly a CIA plot, close contact of Adrian Hong says
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi May 24, 2021
Convincing Kim Jong Un he’s safer and better off without his nukes

Convincing Kim Jong Un he’s safer and better off without his nukes

Former U.S. National Security Advisor explains the right mix of pressure and engagement

Convincing Kim Jong Un he’s safer and better off without his nukes
NK News
NK News May 14, 2021
How should Biden handle travel bans to North Korea and economic sanctions?

How should Biden handle travel bans to North Korea and economic sanctions?

Former adviser to White House officials talks North Korea sanctions, the travel ban and what Biden can do to sway China

How should Biden handle travel bans to North Korea and economic sanctions?
NK News
NK News May 5, 2021
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