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June 20, 2024

Interviews

Conversations with leading experts and professionals working on the DPRK

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
Interview: UN human rights envoy says ‘we cannot abandon’ North Korean people

Interview: UN human rights envoy says ‘we cannot abandon’ North Korean people

Elizabeth Salmón tells NK News that she will not deviate from her mandate despite the DPRK’s hostility toward her

Interview: UN human rights envoy says ‘we cannot abandon’ North Korean people
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 22, 2022
Interview: Seoul’s new North Korea human rights envoy stresses accountability

Interview: Seoul’s new North Korea human rights envoy stresses accountability

Lee Shin-wha explains what she hopes to accomplish in role and criticizes government’s actions in 2019 repatriation case

Interview: Seoul’s new North Korea human rights envoy stresses accountability
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 5, 2022
A North Korean defector blazes her own trail as an artist in Seoul: Interview

A North Korean defector blazes her own trail as an artist in Seoul: Interview

‘I want to demonstrate that North Korean refugees can do just as well as anybody else in South Korea and beyond’

A North Korean defector blazes her own trail as an artist in Seoul: Interview
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch July 21, 2022
US overlooks information campaigns as option to deter North Korea: Expert

US overlooks information campaigns as option to deter North Korea: Expert

Bruce Bennett says distributing USB sticks loaded with K-pop could work better than sanctions by impacting leadership

US overlooks information campaigns as option to deter North Korea: Expert
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll June 22, 2022
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