January 28, 2023

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Arius Derr

Arius Derr is the Deputy 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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China’s reaction to a seventh North Korean nuke test won’t be like the first six
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China’s reaction to a seventh North Korean nuke test won’t be like the first six

Beijing may still oppose DPRK nuclear weapons, but intensifying competition with US has altered its strategic calculus

China’s reaction to a seventh North Korean nuke test won’t be like the first six
Arius Derr
Arius Derr October 27, 2022
North Korea flies 12 fighter jets and bombers in apparent firing drills: Seoul

North Korea flies 12 fighter jets and bombers in apparent firing drills: Seoul

South Korea mobilizes some 30 aircraft after DPRK warplanes breach ‘special reconnaissance line’ during firing drill

North Korea flies 12 fighter jets and bombers in apparent firing drills: Seoul
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Arius Derr | Jeongmin Kim October 6, 2022
North Korea has reached out to EU to arrange meeting next month: Sources

North Korea has reached out to EU to arrange meeting next month: Sources

Talks would be first between DPRK and EU’s diplomatic service since the start of the COVID pandemic

North Korea has reached out to EU to arrange meeting next month: Sources
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Arius Derr | Yeji Chung September 30, 2022
North Korea slams US over Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, pledges support for Beijing

North Korea slams US over Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, pledges support for Beijing

DPRK foreign ministry says Washington ‘ruining’ regional security after top lawmaker lands in Taipei

North Korea slams US over Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, pledges support for Beijing
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Arius Derr August 3, 2022
US, South Korea fire 8 missiles following North Korean SRBM test

US, South Korea fire 8 missiles following North Korean SRBM test

ROK military says test shows ability to strike the ‘origin of provocation’ following DPRK test of 8 ballistic missiles

US, South Korea fire 8 missiles following North Korean SRBM test
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Arius Derr | Chaewon Chung June 6, 2022
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
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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