May 17, 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 praises inter-Korean summits as Moon Jae-in prepares to leave office

North Korea praises inter-Korean summits as Moon Jae-in prepares to leave office

New photo book praises ‘unprecedented change' in inter-Korean relations during 2018

North Korea praises inter-Korean summits as Moon Jae-in prepares to leave office
North Korea’s primary state newspaper silent on previous days missile test

North Korea’s primary state newspaper silent on previous days missile test

No state media coverage could indicate a failure, but experts say that’s not necessarily the case

North Korea’s primary state newspaper silent on previous days missile test
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 5, 2022
North Korea high on US agenda during Biden’s upcoming trip to East Asia

North Korea high on US agenda during Biden’s upcoming trip to East Asia

Expert says salience in the international community exactly what DPRK hopes to achieve through missile tests this year

North Korea high on US agenda during Biden’s upcoming trip to East Asia
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 4, 2022
Nutrition supplies released, critical health supplies delivered to DPRK: UNICEF

Nutrition supplies released, critical health supplies delivered to DPRK: UNICEF

UN agency one of only a handful of entities to succesfully deliver aid to the DPRK during COVID-19 pandemic

Nutrition supplies released, critical health supplies delivered to DPRK: UNICEF
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 3, 2022
How a North Korean defector was coerced into spying for Pyongyang

How a North Korean defector was coerced into spying for Pyongyang

Court documents give a rare view into North Korea’s covert operations in the South

How a North Korean defector was coerced into spying for Pyongyang
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 3, 2022
North Korea human rights groups express relief as Moon leaves office

North Korea human rights groups express relief as Moon leaves office

Civil society, UN and others have criticized ‘the lack of North Korean human rights policy’ enacted under Moon Jae-in

North Korea human rights groups express relief as Moon leaves office
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 2, 2022
Dutch intelligence says North Korea using Netherlands-based servers for hacking

Dutch intelligence says North Korea using Netherlands-based servers for hacking

Agency says DPRK uses The Netherlands’ fast internet to stage targeted attacks on cybersecurity researchers

Dutch intelligence says North Korea using Netherlands-based servers for hacking
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 29, 2022
Expert roundup: What’s the message behind Kim Jong Un’s latest military parade?

Expert roundup: What’s the message behind Kim Jong Un’s latest military parade?

Experts eye Kim’s nuclear remarks with concern as new South Korean president prepares to take office

Expert roundup: What’s the message behind Kim Jong Un’s latest military parade?
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer April 27, 2022
North Korea accuses EU of ‘hostile policy’ after new sanctions go into effect

North Korea accuses EU of ‘hostile policy’ after new sanctions go into effect

DPRK foreign ministry says sanctions ‘farce’ shows the European Union is a ‘puppet’ of the U.S.

North Korea accuses EU of ‘hostile policy’ after new sanctions go into effect
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 25, 2022
European Union sanctions 12 people and entities linked to DPRK weapons program

European Union sanctions 12 people and entities linked to DPRK weapons program

North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile test last month compelled action from Brussels, said one EU diplomat

European Union sanctions 12 people and entities linked to DPRK weapons program
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 22, 2022