April 24, 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 genetically engineering biological weapons for military use: US

North Korea genetically engineering biological weapons for military use: US

State Department report warns DPRK is improving ability to weaponize viruses and continues to produce fissile material

North Korea genetically engineering biological weapons for military use: US
Arius Derr
Arius Derr April 19, 2023
New Chinese ambassador becomes first to enter North Korea in nearly 3 years

New Chinese ambassador becomes first to enter North Korea in nearly 3 years

Beijing’s foreign ministry says Wang Yajun arrived in DPRK on Monday, though implications for COVID controls unclear

New Chinese ambassador becomes first to enter North Korea in nearly 3 years
Arius Derr
Arius Derr March 28, 2023
Kim Jong Un has ‘no intention’ of abandoning his nukes: US intelligence report

Kim Jong Un has ‘no intention’ of abandoning his nukes: US intelligence report

New threat assessment concludes North Korea seeks to weaken US-ROK alliance and could conduct nuclear test any time

Kim Jong Un has ‘no intention’ of abandoning his nukes: US intelligence report
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Arius Derr March 9, 2023
North Korea continues ‘troubling’ nuclear activity at key facilities: IAEA

North Korea continues ‘troubling’ nuclear activity at key facilities: IAEA

UN nuclear chief says Punggye-ri site still ready for underground test and that DPRK is operating main nuclear reactor

North Korea continues ‘troubling’ nuclear activity at key facilities: IAEA
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Arius Derr March 7, 2023
New US cyber strategy warns North Korea hackers are becoming more aggressive

New US cyber strategy warns North Korea hackers are becoming more aggressive

Expert says report forthright about DPRK cryptocurrency theft but vague about countermeasures

New US cyber strategy warns North Korea hackers are becoming more aggressive
Arius Derr
Arius Derr March 3, 2023
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
Arius Derr
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
Arius Derr
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