December 06, 2022

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Chaewon Chung

Chaewon Chung covers U.S., Chinese, and Japanese politics and national security in relation to North Korea. She previously worked at Coda Story covering disinformation and technology with a focus on the East Asia.

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Kim Jong Un joins more group photos for parade ‘demonstrating national power’

Kim Jong Un joins more group photos for parade ‘demonstrating national power’

North Korean leader calls young people future of Korean socialism at photo session with students and ‘working youth’

Kim Jong Un joins more group photos for parade ‘demonstrating national power’
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung May 2, 2022
Kim Jong Un: Nuclear forces are for more than just preventing war

Kim Jong Un: Nuclear forces are for more than just preventing war

North Korean leader says the country’s nukes serve a “secondary purpose” if the country’s core interests are threatened

Kim Jong Un: Nuclear forces are for more than just preventing war
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Ethan Jewell April 26, 2022
North Korea shows off apparent new solid fuel missile

North Korea shows off apparent new solid fuel missile

Possible 'Pukguksong-6' shown alongside Hwasong-17 during military parade on Monday: Analysts

North Korea shows off apparent new solid fuel missile
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Jeongmin Kim April 26, 2022
US’ top North Korea envoy makes the rounds in Seoul

US’ top North Korea envoy makes the rounds in Seoul

Sung Kim’s meetings with current and future ROK officials come just weeks before new conservative president takes power

US’ top North Korea envoy makes the rounds in Seoul
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Ethan Jewell April 22, 2022
South Korea tested at least one SLBM earlier this week, Seoul confirms

South Korea tested at least one SLBM earlier this week, Seoul confirms

ROK forces previously tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile in September last year

South Korea tested at least one SLBM earlier this week, Seoul confirms
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung April 22, 2022
As Moon Jae-in’s presidency ends, Kim Jong Un says there’s ‘hope’ for diplomacy

As Moon Jae-in’s presidency ends, Kim Jong Un says there’s ‘hope’ for diplomacy

North Korean state media says leaders exchanged letters this week and that both maintain ‘deep trust’ with one another

As Moon Jae-in’s presidency ends, Kim Jong Un says there’s ‘hope’ for diplomacy
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Colin Zwirko April 22, 2022
Source reports hearing jet sounds over Pyongyang in latest apparent flyover

Source reports hearing jet sounds over Pyongyang in latest apparent flyover

Third time jets seem to fly over DPRK capital since last week as Seoul monitors preparations for military parade

Source reports hearing jet sounds over Pyongyang in latest apparent flyover
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Chaewon Chung April 21, 2022
US warns of ‘consequences’ for North Korea after tactical guided missile test

US warns of ‘consequences’ for North Korea after tactical guided missile test

State Department reiterates US remains open to dialogue but says DPRK has prioritized nuclear and missile programs

US warns of ‘consequences’ for North Korea after tactical guided missile test
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung April 19, 2022
North Korea’s missile tests show peace process’ limits: Foreign minister nominee

North Korea’s missile tests show peace process’ limits: Foreign minister nominee

Park Jin criticizes Moon administration’s DPRK policy, days after Pyongyang launches ‘tactical-guided’ weapon

North Korea’s missile tests show peace process’ limits: Foreign minister nominee
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung April 18, 2022
US, South Korea begin annual military exercises: JCS

US, South Korea begin annual military exercises: JCS

North Korea has slammed drills as ‘dangerous’ war games, though springtime exercises will be computer simulations only

US, South Korea begin annual military exercises: JCS
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung April 18, 2022
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