February 01, 2023

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Harry Clynch

Harry Clynch is a journalist based in London. He has a broad interest in international affairs and the international markets, with a particular focus on East Asia. Follow him on Twitter @clynchharry.

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Interview: How North Korean defector Timothy Cho became a believer in democracy

Interview: How North Korean defector Timothy Cho became a believer in democracy

Imprisoned for trying to escape, Cho recounts how he settled in the UK and decided to pursue a career in politics

Interview: How North Korean defector Timothy Cho became a believer in democracy
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch January 9, 2023
Interview: How the UK’s first envoy in North Korea fought for internet access

Interview: How the UK’s first envoy in North Korea fought for internet access

James Hoare discusses the difficulty of establishing bilateral ties and why he thinks relations are unlikely to improve

Interview: How the UK’s first envoy in North Korea fought for internet access
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch December 22, 2022
In a quiet London suburb, North Korean defectors search for home

In a quiet London suburb, North Korean defectors search for home

New Malden provides a place where refugees can blend in. But they carry with them the memories of those left behind.

In a quiet London suburb, North Korean defectors search for home
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch November 11, 2022
A North Korean defector blazes her own trail as an artist in Seoul: Interview

A North Korean defector blazes her own trail as an artist in Seoul: Interview

‘I want to demonstrate that North Korean refugees can do just as well as anybody else in South Korea and beyond’

A North Korean defector blazes her own trail as an artist in Seoul: Interview
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch July 21, 2022
Interview: How North Korean defector Jihyun Park found happiness in the UK

Interview: How North Korean defector Jihyun Park found happiness in the UK

The human rights activist shares her defection story and how her experiences drove her to get involved in politics

Interview: How North Korean defector Jihyun Park found happiness in the UK
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch May 26, 2022
How North Korea’s rock-bottom credit rating hampers major development plans

How North Korea’s rock-bottom credit rating hampers major development plans

North Korea must take reforms more seriously to capitalize on high financial literacy in the country, experts say

How North Korea’s rock-bottom credit rating hampers major development plans
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch February 22, 2022
‘No indication’ North Korea will denuclearize, says former UK envoy to Pyongyang

‘No indication’ North Korea will denuclearize, says former UK envoy to Pyongyang

Alastair Morgan says signs point to DPRK continuing nuclear and long-range weapons development during pandemic

‘No indication’ North Korea will denuclearize, says former UK envoy to Pyongyang
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch January 13, 2022
How COVID-19 is giving a boost to North Korea’s central bank

How COVID-19 is giving a boost to North Korea’s central bank

Border controls have dampened demand for forex, increasing the won’s value and giving the bank greater leverage

How COVID-19 is giving a boost to North Korea’s central bank
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch December 17, 2021
Interview: Why COVID-19 shut the door on Kim Jong Un’s Singapore vision

Interview: Why COVID-19 shut the door on Kim Jong Un’s Singapore vision

John Everard, former UK ambassador to North Korea, says Pyongyang faces ‘crisis of identity' not seen since 1990s

Interview: Why COVID-19 shut the door on Kim Jong Un’s Singapore vision
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch November 16, 2021