August 13, 2020

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James Fretwell

James Fretwell is Editorial Assistant at NK News. He is also a graduate student at Yonsei University in Seoul, majoring in Korean History and specializing in U.S.-DPRK relations. Follow him on Twitter @JamesFretwe11 or get in touch at [email protected]

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Lim Su-kyung's 1989 Pyongyang visit shows how close, and yet how far apart, the two Koreas were and remain to this day

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