August 05, 2021

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Andrea Valentino

Andrea Valentino is a journalist based in New York. His work has appeared in, among others, The Economist and The Independent. He occasionally tweets @DreValentino.

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Widespread deforestation threatens to leave North Korea buried in the pines

Widespread deforestation threatens to leave North Korea buried in the pines

Illegal logging and Chinese timber demand have devastated DPRK forests, posing a possible threat to the regime

Widespread deforestation threatens to leave North Korea buried in the pines
Andrea Valentino
Andrea Valentino July 19, 2021
“Ten Zan”: the disastrous Italian action movie filmed entirely in North Korea

“Ten Zan”: the disastrous Italian action movie filmed entirely in North Korea

The work of a struggling director and a movie-mad North Korean leader, "Ten Zan" is one of the strangest films ever made

“Ten Zan”: the disastrous Italian action movie filmed entirely in North Korea
Andrea Valentino
Andrea Valentino June 11, 2020
Almost three years on, Trump’s travel ban has hit North Korean refugees hard

Almost three years on, Trump’s travel ban has hit North Korean refugees hard

The Trump administration's "extreme vetting" has made it difficult for escapees seeking a new life in the U.S.

Almost three years on, Trump’s travel ban has hit North Korean refugees hard
Andrea Valentino
Andrea Valentino January 14, 2020
Comrade Razzi: an eccentric Italian politician’s unusual love for North Korea

Comrade Razzi: an eccentric Italian politician’s unusual love for North Korea

The selfie-loving former senator has forged close ties with the "beautiful" DPRK

Comrade Razzi: an eccentric Italian politician’s unusual love for North Korea
Andrea Valentino
Andrea Valentino October 30, 2019
Sowing the seeds of improving agriculture: Quakers in North Korea

Sowing the seeds of improving agriculture: Quakers in North Korea

The American Friends Service Committee has been helping farmers in North Korea for nearly 40 years

Sowing the seeds of improving agriculture: Quakers in North Korea
Andrea Valentino
Andrea Valentino September 4, 2019