April 19, 2021

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David Volodzko

David Volodzko is a journalist whose writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Jamestown Foundation, The Diplomat and the Wall Street Journal. He is also a former Korea correspondent for South China Morning Post and the former national editor for Korea JoongAng Daily.

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US should not recognize North Korea as ‘limited nuclear power’: H.R. McMaster

US should not recognize North Korea as ‘limited nuclear power’: H.R. McMaster

Sanctions should not be relieved to spur initial denuclearization talks, McMaster says

US should not recognize North Korea as ‘limited nuclear power’: H.R. McMaster
North Korea ordered to pay $2.3 billion for kidnapping, torturing US Navy crew

North Korea ordered to pay $2.3 billion for kidnapping, torturing US Navy crew

Eighty-two USS Pueblo crew members were held captive for nearly a year starting in 1968, while one was killed

North Korea ordered to pay $2.3 billion for kidnapping, torturing US Navy crew
David Volodzko
David Volodzko February 26, 2021
US Bitcoin service to pay $507,375 after North Koreans used its platform
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US Bitcoin service to pay $507,375 after North Koreans used its platform

U.S. Treasury says that BitPay allowed individuals in North Korea to make transactions, despite sanctions

US Bitcoin service to pay $507,375 after North Koreans used its platform
David Volodzko
David Volodzko February 19, 2021
Canadian man worked with North Koreans on $1.3 billion hacking scheme, US says

Canadian man worked with North Koreans on $1.3 billion hacking scheme, US says

Three North Korean hackers charged with conspiring on cyber-attacks and cryptocurrency theft

Canadian man worked with North Koreans on $1.3 billion hacking scheme, US says
David Volodzko
David Volodzko February 17, 2021
US fears ‘moving too soon’ on North Korea, State Department official says

US fears ‘moving too soon’ on North Korea, State Department official says

Washington must consult Seoul and Tokyo on “pressure options” and the “potential for future diplomacy,” official says

US fears ‘moving too soon’ on North Korea, State Department official says
David Volodzko
David Volodzko February 10, 2021
North Korea speaks up to defend China amid genocide allegations

North Korea speaks up to defend China amid genocide allegations

DPRK foreign ministry says western countries have a “human rights virus” after US officials accuse China of genocide

North Korea speaks up to defend China amid genocide allegations
David Volodzko
David Volodzko January 29, 2021
Biden’s UN pick wants China and Russia to choke North Korean nuclear program

Biden’s UN pick wants China and Russia to choke North Korean nuclear program

Linda Thomas-Greenfield is nominated to be America’s ambassador to the United Nations 

Biden’s UN pick wants China and Russia to choke North Korean nuclear program
David Volodzko
David Volodzko January 27, 2021
Former US diplomat: Don’t ‘disown everything that Trump did’ on North Korea

Former US diplomat: Don’t ‘disown everything that Trump did’ on North Korea

Joseph Yun, the former special representative for North Korea policy, hopes for more diplomacy in the future

Former US diplomat: Don’t ‘disown everything that Trump did’ on North Korea
David Volodzko
David Volodzko January 27, 2021
North Korea dangerous but not unpredictable, says US intelligence official

North Korea dangerous but not unpredictable, says US intelligence official

Sydney Seiler says that North Korea engages in diplomacy only to further develop its nuclear weapons, not denuclearize

North Korea dangerous but not unpredictable, says US intelligence official
David Volodzko
David Volodzko January 22, 2021
North Korea is a serious threat to US and the world, Biden press secretary says

North Korea is a serious threat to US and the world, Biden press secretary says

Jen Psaki says the U.S. will work with allies to pressure North Korea and explore the potential for diplomacy

North Korea is a serious threat to US and the world, Biden press secretary says
David Volodzko
David Volodzko January 22, 2021
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