December 08, 2022

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Gabriela Bernal

Gabriela Bernal is a Korean affairs analyst based in Seoul, South Korea. She is also a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Korean Studies and a translator for Daily NK.

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South Korea and India enjoy growing ties. But will Yoon prioritize New Delhi?
KOREA PRO

South Korea and India enjoy growing ties. But will Yoon prioritize New Delhi?

New administration can build on Moon’s efforts to elevate relationship and expanding economic and security cooperation

South Korea and India enjoy growing ties. But will Yoon prioritize New Delhi?
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal August 11, 2022
Straight down the middle: Why neutrality could be best option for two Koreas
NK PRO

Straight down the middle: Why neutrality could be best option for two Koreas

Historical proposals for a unified Korea to be neutral have renewed relevance as great power competition intensifies

Straight down the middle: Why neutrality could be best option for two Koreas
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal August 2, 2022
What Joe Biden can learn from Jimmy Carter about diplomacy with North Korea

What Joe Biden can learn from Jimmy Carter about diplomacy with North Korea

Lessons from ex-president’s failed attempt to arrange meeting of US and Koreas remain relevant amid current deadlock

What Joe Biden can learn from Jimmy Carter about diplomacy with North Korea
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal June 30, 2022
What the US, China and Russia stand to gain by cooperating on North Korea
NK PRO

What the US, China and Russia stand to gain by cooperating on North Korea

Three parties’ standoff over DPRK sanctions at UN shows the need for a less punitive and multilateral approach

What the US, China and Russia stand to gain by cooperating on North Korea
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal June 10, 2022
North Korea and Laos sustain ties despite COVID-19 and other obstacles

North Korea and Laos sustain ties despite COVID-19 and other obstacles

Kim Jong Un 'cherishes' relationship and is working to elevate ties further, state media has said

North Korea and Laos sustain ties despite COVID-19 and other obstacles
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal May 27, 2022
How Seoul’s diplomatic outreach to Cairo could intrude on North Korea-Egypt ties

How Seoul’s diplomatic outreach to Cairo could intrude on North Korea-Egypt ties

While Cairo and Pyongyang have ended official military cooperation, their bond will likely prove difficult to break

How Seoul’s diplomatic outreach to Cairo could intrude on North Korea-Egypt ties
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal March 22, 2022
US again emphasizes sanctions with selection of new ambassador to South Korea
NK PRO

US again emphasizes sanctions with selection of new ambassador to South Korea

North Korea is likely to see Philip Goldberg’s past role as sanctions promoter as more evidence of US ‘hostile policy’

US again emphasizes sanctions with selection of new ambassador to South Korea
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal February 14, 2022
Sanctions obstacles: The fate of Moon Jae-in’s inter-Korean economic projects
NK PRO

Sanctions obstacles: The fate of Moon Jae-in’s inter-Korean economic projects

The Kaesong Industrial Complex, Kumgang tourism and infrastructure improvements all face unique sanctions challenges

Sanctions obstacles: The fate of Moon Jae-in’s inter-Korean economic projects
Mexico angles to improve ties with DPRK four years after expelling diplomat
NK PRO

Mexico angles to improve ties with DPRK four years after expelling diplomat

Unlikely friendship, tested by nuclear development, gives Mexico a foothold in Asia and North Korea an economic partner

Mexico angles to improve ties with DPRK four years after expelling diplomat
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal August 5, 2021
Brazil is one of North Korea’s few friends in the world
NK PRO

Brazil is one of North Korea’s few friends in the world

The only country in the Americas with embassies in North and South Korea has expanded ties with DPRK since 2001

Brazil is one of North Korea’s few friends in the world
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal July 5, 2021