October 05, 2022

Opinion

Opinion on the latest North Korea issues from analysts, academics and experts worldwide. Views expressed in Opinion articles are exclusively the authors’ own.

Seoul’s censorship of North Korean media violates South Koreans’ right to know

Seoul’s censorship of North Korean media violates South Koreans’ right to know

International law guarantees the right to receive information, though few in ROK government will defend this principle

Seoul’s censorship of North Korean media violates South Koreans’ right to know
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser September 19, 2022
Book review: North Korea’s cyber transformation for the 21st century

Book review: North Korea’s cyber transformation for the 21st century

‘The Lazarus Heist’ exposes evolution of Pyongyang’s cyberwarfare and how it has resorted to digital crime to survive

Book review: North Korea’s cyber transformation for the 21st century
David Tizzard
David Tizzard September 13, 2022
Seoul must not abandon aircraft carrier program as it faces North Korean threats

Seoul must not abandon aircraft carrier program as it faces North Korean threats

Decision to cut funding for naval asset runs counter to South Korea’s plans for defense and arms exports

Seoul must not abandon aircraft carrier program as it faces North Korean threats
Commander Jihoon Yu
Commander Jihoon Yu | Erik French September 6, 2022
The US hasn’t been a responsible nuke power. But it can help North Korea be one.

The US hasn’t been a responsible nuke power. But it can help North Korea be one.

Trump showed nuclear weapons are inherently dangerous for any state to possess, underlining shared risks and interests

The US hasn’t been a responsible nuke power. But it can help North Korea be one.
John Carl Baker
John Carl Baker August 31, 2022
Seoul’s proposal to ditch ban on North Korean media is long overdue

Seoul’s proposal to ditch ban on North Korean media is long overdue

Censorship vastly overemphasizes danger of Pyongyang’s propaganda and is holdover from South Korea’s illiberal past

Seoul’s proposal to ditch ban on North Korean media is long overdue
Kyung-Sin Park
Kyung-Sin Park August 26, 2022
Biden must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War

Biden must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War

5,300 servicemembers were left behind after the conflict, and time is running out for their families to find closure

Biden must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War
Rick Downes
Rick Downes July 28, 2022
Book review: How one North Korean summoned the courage to resist her fate

Book review: How one North Korean summoned the courage to resist her fate

Jihyun Park’s account of her escape from the DPRK provides a sobering look at her struggle for freedom

Book review: How one North Korean summoned the courage to resist her fate
David Tizzard
David Tizzard July 25, 2022
Yoon should not impede interaction between ordinary North and South Koreans

Yoon should not impede interaction between ordinary North and South Koreans

Non-state actors in both countries have right to meet and communicate, including in person, by balloon or other means

Yoon should not impede interaction between ordinary North and South Koreans
Eric Foley
Eric Foley July 15, 2022
Moon Jae-in sent two accused murderers back to North Korea. So what?

Moon Jae-in sent two accused murderers back to North Korea. So what?

Photos show one of the men resisted his repatriation, but the real story is Yoon Suk-yeol targeting his predecessor

Moon Jae-in sent two accused murderers back to North Korea. So what?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter July 14, 2022
To bolster national security, US needs climate change diplomacy with North Korea

To bolster national security, US needs climate change diplomacy with North Korea

Pyongyang’s openness to discuss environmental issues provides rare opening to build goodwill and reduce tensions

To bolster national security, US needs climate change diplomacy with North Korea
Daniel Jasper
Daniel Jasper July 1, 2022
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