October 02, 2022

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Ifang Bremer

Ifang Bremer is a Seoul Correspondent at NK News. He has worked on investigations for The Guardian and The Observer and previously wrote features on Korea for Dutch newspaper NRC.

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What to make of North Korea’s missile launching spree around Harris visit
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What to make of North Korea’s missile launching spree around Harris visit

Experts say tests timed to challenge US-ROK deterrence but also align with long-term weapons development goals

What to make of North Korea’s missile launching spree around Harris visit
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 30, 2022
North Korea announces new nationwide mask mandate weeks after COVID ‘victory’

North Korea announces new nationwide mask mandate weeks after COVID ‘victory’

Mandatory masking to restart Saturday in effort to fight ‘flu and infectious diseases' during cold weather months

North Korea announces new nationwide mask mandate weeks after COVID ‘victory’
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 29, 2022
Seoul approves food aid to North Korea after Kim Jong Un warns of shortages

Seoul approves food aid to North Korea after Kim Jong Un warns of shortages

Yoon administration greenlights second request from private group to send aid to DPRK, but Pyongyang unlikely to accept

Seoul approves food aid to North Korea after Kim Jong Un warns of shortages
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 29, 2022
Russia says foreign diplomat spied on its ties with ‘Asia-Pacific’ country

Russia says foreign diplomat spied on its ties with ‘Asia-Pacific’ country

Experts say allegation against Japanese consul could refer to North Korea, as Moscow and Pyongyang bolster ties

Russia says foreign diplomat spied on its ties with ‘Asia-Pacific’ country
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 28, 2022
Dry winter weather to contribute to North Korean food insecurity, WFP projects

Dry winter weather to contribute to North Korean food insecurity, WFP projects

World Food Program says reduced snowmelt could harm crops, as pandemic controls appear to exacerbate food shortages

Dry winter weather to contribute to North Korean food insecurity, WFP projects
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Yeji Chung September 27, 2022
UN report betrays infighting over humanitarian impact of North Korea sanctions

UN report betrays infighting over humanitarian impact of North Korea sanctions

Disagreements on Panel of Experts result in no analysis on how sanctions affect DPRK’s people, advance draft states

UN report betrays infighting over humanitarian impact of North Korea sanctions
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 23, 2022
Coffee and shampoo prices in North Korea fall to Earth after soaring last year

Coffee and shampoo prices in North Korea fall to Earth after soaring last year

Source reports decline from pandemic highs, but expert says foreign good costs may not reflect broader economic trends

Coffee and shampoo prices in North Korea fall to Earth after soaring last year
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 22, 2022
North Korean IT workers sell their skills on freelance platform Upwork: Report

North Korean IT workers sell their skills on freelance platform Upwork: Report

DPRK allegedly hired Russians to create accounts for North Koreans to evade sanctions, UN Panel of Experts report states

North Korean IT workers sell their skills on freelance platform Upwork: Report
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 20, 2022
Seoul to adopt offensive cybersecurity strategy as North Korean threats increase
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Seoul to adopt offensive cybersecurity strategy as North Korean threats increase

National Security Office official says South Korea late to improving cyber deterrence and will emulate US Cyber Command

Seoul to adopt offensive cybersecurity strategy as North Korean threats increase
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Nils Weisensee September 20, 2022
US, South Korea vow ‘overwhelming’ response to North Korean nuke attack

US, South Korea vow ‘overwhelming’ response to North Korean nuke attack

Allies commit to deploy strategic assets in ‘timely, effective manner’ in high-level talks on nuclear deterrence

US, South Korea vow ‘overwhelming’ response to North Korean nuke attack
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 17, 2022
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