North Korea likely to condemn Kim Yung-ho’s appointment, as Yoon remakes what he has disparaged as DPRK ‘aid ministry’
The regime uses family as collateral and encourages snitching to prevent escapes, which could pick up ahead of reopening
Food shortages have likely worsened during COVID, and the longer this goes on, the more desperate the situation becomes
Beijing reportedly issued 4 new conditions for improving ties last month, but Yoon is placing his bets on US and Japan
Criticism underscores divisions in party on North Korea policy as US conservatives jockey for presidential nomination
A nuclear consulting group between US, ROK and Japan difficult pill to swallow in Seoul despite potential benefits
Hiroshima set to highlight dangers of nuclear war and potentially host US-South Korea-Japan trilateral meeting
Seoul seeks reassurances that Washington has its back as DPRK boasts of ability to credibly threaten US homeland
Debate at parliament underscores how North Korea’s nuclear development has driven Seoul to consider the once-unthinkable
Experts highlight DPRK’s technological and logistical limitations, though ambiguity could work in country’s favor
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