May 22, 2024

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Arius Derr

Arius Derr is Editor at NK News and NK Pro, based in Canberra. He was also Managing Editor from 2021 to 2022 and Deputy Managing Editor from 2022 to 2023. 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 @AriusDerr.

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North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from April 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024

North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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Arius Derr | NK Pro May 3, 2024
North Korea fires suspected intermediate-range missile weeks after engine test

North Korea fires suspected intermediate-range missile weeks after engine test

Latest ballistic missile launch follows uptick in Kim Jong Un guiding weapons tests and military drills in last month

North Korea fires suspected intermediate-range missile weeks after engine test
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Arius Derr | Colin Zwirko April 2, 2024
What to make of reports that Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for summit with Putin

What to make of reports that Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for summit with Putin

Experts disagree on if Russia needs North Korean arms but say both sides seek to counter US-ROK military cooperation

What to make of reports that Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for summit with Putin
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Arius Derr | Chad O'Carroll | Joe Smith September 5, 2023
Angry Kim Jong Un slams top official over farm flooding, calls for punishment

Angry Kim Jong Un slams top official over farm flooding, calls for punishment

Expert says criticism aims to show North Korean leader cares about disaster response after state failed to prepare

Angry Kim Jong Un slams top official over farm flooding, calls for punishment
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Arius Derr August 22, 2023
North Korea warns of ‘thermo-nuclear war’ due to US-ROK drills, Camp David deals

North Korea warns of ‘thermo-nuclear war’ due to US-ROK drills, Camp David deals

State media slams Ulchi Freedom Shield exercises and US-ROK-Japan trilateral summit, threatening ‘offensive’ response

North Korea warns of ‘thermo-nuclear war’ due to US-ROK drills, Camp David deals
Arius Derr
Arius Derr August 22, 2023
North Korea fires ballistic missiles as US nuclear missile submarine visits ROK

North Korea fires ballistic missiles as US nuclear missile submarine visits ROK

Short-range missile launch likely demonstration of ability to accurately strike USS Kentucky at Busan base, expert says

North Korea fires ballistic missiles as US nuclear missile submarine visits ROK
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Arius Derr | Colin Zwirko July 19, 2023
North Korean state media backs Russia, says Wagner chief will be ‘put down’

North Korean state media backs Russia, says Wagner chief will be ‘put down’

Pyongyang and Moscow convene meeting day after Yevgeny Prigozhin reaches apparent deal with Putin to end rebellion

North Korean state media backs Russia, says Wagner chief will be ‘put down’
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Arius Derr June 26, 2023
Man’s body found at border to be cremated after North Korea refuses to accept it

Man’s body found at border to be cremated after North Korea refuses to accept it

DPRK has ignored multiple offers to repatriate remains of suspected citizens, including children, since last year

Man’s body found at border to be cremated after North Korea refuses to accept it
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Arius Derr | Ifang Bremer June 16, 2023
In Hiroshima, G7 leaders reaffirm commitment to North Korea’s denuclearization

In Hiroshima, G7 leaders reaffirm commitment to North Korea’s denuclearization

Group says sanctions and talks critical to compel DPRK to ‘abandon’ nukes, repeating that it will never be nuclear state

In Hiroshima, G7 leaders reaffirm commitment to North Korea’s denuclearization
Arius Derr
Arius Derr May 22, 2023
US invited ROK and Japanese admirals aboard nuclear submarine, new photos show

US invited ROK and Japanese admirals aboard nuclear submarine, new photos show

Expert says tour of USS Maine aimed to promote ‘trilateral mindset’ as US seeks coalition to counter North Korea

US invited ROK and Japanese admirals aboard nuclear submarine, new photos show
Arius Derr
Arius Derr May 4, 2023
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