Gabriela Bernal | NK News
June 17, 2024

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Gabriela Bernal

Gabriela Bernal is an analyst at NK News and NK Pro. She has a Ph.D. from the University of North Korean Studies, and her work has appeared in various media and online outlets.

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Sonic war: How propaganda loudspeakers have amplified inter-Korean strife

Sonic war: How propaganda loudspeakers have amplified inter-Korean strife

North and South Korea once traded artillery fire over loudspeakers, but they have also found ways to deescalate in past

Sonic war: How propaganda loudspeakers have amplified inter-Korean strife
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal June 11, 2024
Why North Korea won’t lay to rest the ghost of the ROK’s bloody Gwangju Uprising

Why North Korea won’t lay to rest the ghost of the ROK’s bloody Gwangju Uprising

State media still draws parallels between 1980 massacre and current events in effort to amplify South Korean discontent

Why North Korea won’t lay to rest the ghost of the ROK’s bloody Gwangju Uprising
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal May 17, 2024
Axis denied? What China really thinks of booming North Korea-Russia arms trade
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Axis denied? What China really thinks of booming North Korea-Russia arms trade

Ukraine war has pushed nations together, but there are limits to how far Beijing will go in aligning with pariah states

Axis denied? What China really thinks of booming North Korea-Russia arms trade
China knows North Korea needs it most, despite conspicuous Russia-DPRK ties
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China knows North Korea needs it most, despite conspicuous Russia-DPRK ties

Indicators show DPRK and China have quietly advanced ties amid uproar over Russia arms trade since start of Ukraine war

China knows North Korea needs it most, despite conspicuous Russia-DPRK ties
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal April 29, 2024
Breaking the deadlock: When China took the lead in talks with North Korea

Breaking the deadlock: When China took the lead in talks with North Korea

Beijing proved its ability to negotiate with US, DPRK and ROK in past, and it may be last hope to revive diplomacy now

Breaking the deadlock: When China took the lead in talks with North Korea
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal April 23, 2024
How North Korea exploited the tragic Sewol ferry sinking for anti-ROK propaganda

How North Korea exploited the tragic Sewol ferry sinking for anti-ROK propaganda

State media has run thousands of articles on disaster to portray South Korea as dangerous place with incompetent leaders

How North Korea exploited the tragic Sewol ferry sinking for anti-ROK propaganda
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal April 16, 2024
Despite opposition win, ROK election just reinforced North Korea status quo

Despite opposition win, ROK election just reinforced North Korea status quo

Democratic Party appears unlikely to focus on challenging Yoon’s hardline policy on DPRK as Pyongyang shuns diplomacy

Despite opposition win, ROK election just reinforced North Korea status quo
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal April 12, 2024
‘Impossible’ to gauge North Korean humanitarian need without access: Aid groups

‘Impossible’ to gauge North Korean humanitarian need without access: Aid groups

Humanitarian groups say they still don’t know when they can return, while UN still appears to be relying on 2019 data

‘Impossible’ to gauge North Korean humanitarian need without access: Aid groups
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal March 26, 2024
What can still be done about widespread human rights abuses in North Korea

What can still be done about widespread human rights abuses in North Korea

Little has changed since UN detailed crimes against humanity, but experts see ways to build on success raising awareness

What can still be done about widespread human rights abuses in North Korea
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal March 14, 2024
The US softened its tone on North Korea. But it’s still singing the same tune.

The US softened its tone on North Korea. But it’s still singing the same tune.

Recent rhetoric about ‘interim’ denuclearization steps may aim to ease tensions but doesn’t signal a US policy change

The US softened its tone on North Korea. But it’s still singing the same tune.
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal March 7, 2024
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