July 09, 2020

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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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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.

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

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Andrea Valentino October 30, 2019

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

Andrea Valentino September 4, 2019