October 01, 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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North Korea announces ‘important’ test of reconnaissance satellite system

North Korea announces ‘important’ test of reconnaissance satellite system

Second satellite-related launch in a week comes as early voting opens in South Korea’s presidential election

North Korea announces ‘important’ test of reconnaissance satellite system
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer March 6, 2022
North Korea fires ballistic missile towards East Sea: ROK military

North Korea fires ballistic missile towards East Sea: ROK military

Second DPRK missile test in less than a week comes 4 days ahead of South Korea's presidential election

North Korea fires ballistic missile towards East Sea: ROK military
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer March 5, 2022
North Korea accuses human rights group of being ‘anti-DPRK front’ for Washington

North Korea accuses human rights group of being ‘anti-DPRK front’ for Washington

DPRK chafes at claims of abuses as US-based organization calls for Pyongyang to engage on human rights issues

North Korea accuses human rights group of being ‘anti-DPRK front’ for Washington
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer March 2, 2022
Pyongyang diary: A cellist’s personal account of music diplomacy to North Korea

Pyongyang diary: A cellist’s personal account of music diplomacy to North Korea

Carter Brey of the New York Philharmonic shares his behind-the-scenes story of a historic concert in the DPRK

Pyongyang diary: A cellist’s personal account of music diplomacy to North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Jeongmin Kim March 2, 2022
South Korea confirms missile interceptor test, draws lessons from Ukraine crisis

South Korea confirms missile interceptor test, draws lessons from Ukraine crisis

Meeting of top defense officials follows North Korea’s test of a ‘reconnaissance satellite’ on Sunday

South Korea confirms missile interceptor test, draws lessons from Ukraine crisis
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 28, 2022
South Korean rail chief says inter-Korean railway ‘transcends politics’

South Korean rail chief says inter-Korean railway ‘transcends politics’

KORAIL’s Na Hee-seung sees big economic benefits to reconnecting rail lines when diplomacy with North Korea resumes

South Korean rail chief says inter-Korean railway ‘transcends politics’
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 25, 2022
Seoul-based middleman suspected of transferring ship to North Korea: UN report
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Seoul-based middleman suspected of transferring ship to North Korea: UN report

Oil tanker acquired around the same time Pyongyang appeared to accelerate smuggling operations in May 2021

Seoul-based middleman suspected of transferring ship to North Korea: UN report
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 24, 2022
South Korean border province proposes co-hosting Youth Olympics with North Korea

South Korean border province proposes co-hosting Youth Olympics with North Korea

Provincial official sent letter and spoke on phone about idea with DPRK ambassador to China at Winter Games

South Korean border province proposes co-hosting Youth Olympics with North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 23, 2022
US seeks to hold North Korea ‘accountable’ after missile launches: Blinken

US seeks to hold North Korea ‘accountable’ after missile launches: Blinken

US Secretary of State cites new unilateral sanctions after three-way meeting with ROK and Japanese counterparts

US seeks to hold North Korea ‘accountable’ after missile launches: Blinken
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 14, 2022
Aid for pregnant women in North Korea cleared for distribution, UNICEF says

Aid for pregnant women in North Korea cleared for distribution, UNICEF says

Shipment released from disinfection amid concerns about DPRK’s worsening humanitarian situation during pandemic

Aid for pregnant women in North Korea cleared for distribution, UNICEF says
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 11, 2022