May 16, 2022

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Arius Derr

Arius Derr is the Managing Editor at NK News and NK Pro, based in Seoul. Prior to that he was an editor at East Asia Forum and KBS, South Korea’s public broadcaster. His graduate research focuses on U.S. nuclear policy and U.S.-DPRK relations. Follow him on Twitter at @AriusDerr.

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Kim Jong Un celebrates successful military parade with dozens of group photos

Kim Jong Un celebrates successful military parade with dozens of group photos

State media praises ‘modernity’ of North Korea’s armed forces as well as state TV’s ‘highest level’ parade coverage

Kim Jong Un celebrates successful military parade with dozens of group photos
Arius Derr
Arius Derr April 29, 2022
EXCLUSIVE: North Korean projectile debris fell near Pyongyang after test failure

EXCLUSIVE: North Korean projectile debris fell near Pyongyang after test failure

Photo and eyewitness accounts suggest Wednesday’s unsuccessful launch put civilians at serious risk

EXCLUSIVE: North Korean projectile debris fell near Pyongyang after test failure
Arius Derr
Arius Derr March 16, 2022
Yoon lays out plans for Seoul to ‘lead’ North Korea sanctions implementation

Yoon lays out plans for Seoul to ‘lead’ North Korea sanctions implementation

President-elect promises major departures from Moon administration in release outlining foreign policy priorities

Yoon lays out plans for Seoul to ‘lead’ North Korea sanctions implementation
Arius Derr
Arius Derr | Chaewon Chung March 14, 2022
North Korea votes against UN resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

North Korea votes against UN resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Pyongyang likely welcomes conflict that creates problems for the US or the West, experts say

North Korea votes against UN resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Arius Derr
Arius Derr | Chaewon Chung March 3, 2022
China, not North Korea, driving major South Korean support for nukes: Poll

China, not North Korea, driving major South Korean support for nukes: Poll

A wide majority of South Koreans want their country to go nuclear as perceptions of China worsen

China, not North Korea, driving major South Korean support for nukes: Poll
Arius Derr
Arius Derr February 22, 2022
North Korea rebukes Australia for ‘outrageous infringement’ on its sovereignty

North Korea rebukes Australia for ‘outrageous infringement’ on its sovereignty

Criticism of Canberra’s support for sanctions is latest DPRK state media attack since signing of AUKUS nuclear deal

North Korea rebukes Australia for ‘outrageous infringement’ on its sovereignty
Arius Derr
Arius Derr February 17, 2022
North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government

North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government

Beijing foreign ministry statement follows reports that first rail shipment in 17 months crossed into DPRK on Monday

North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government
Arius Derr
Arius Derr January 17, 2022
North Korea’s new foreign minister may switch tactics after the US elections
NK PRO

North Korea’s new foreign minister may switch tactics after the US elections

The first nine months of Ri Son Gwon’s rule kept up the status quo, but that could change depending on the elections

North Korea’s new foreign minister may switch tactics after the US elections
Arius Derr
Arius Derr October 22, 2020
What bananas in Belize can teach us about North Korea sanctions

What bananas in Belize can teach us about North Korea sanctions

The case of John Zabaneh reveals the economic and political spillover effects of targeted sanctions

What bananas in Belize can teach us about North Korea sanctions
Arius Derr
Arius Derr June 25, 2019
How domestic concerns drive Moon Jae-in’s North Korea policy

How domestic concerns drive Moon Jae-in’s North Korea policy

Outside observers often fail to see what really motivates the South Korean President

How domestic concerns drive Moon Jae-in’s North Korea policy
Arius Derr
Arius Derr November 1, 2018