January 27, 2021

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Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is a correspondent at NK News, based in Seoul. She previously worked for the CSIS Korea Chair and in the Seoul bureau of Reuters news agency. Follow her on Twitter @jeongminnkim

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With Trump gone, Moon hopes to fix the diplomatic deadlock with North Korea

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Biden’s secretary of state nominee vows to ‘increase pressure’ on North Korea

Antony Blinken said he’s “reviewing options” on North Korea, which he calls a “hard problem” that’s “getting worse”

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‘Hope alone is not a course of action’: US official gives parting words on DPRK

U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris is set to leave Seoul on Thursday and weighed in on diplomacy and U.S.-ROK military drills

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Biden is about to be president, and Moon wants him to undo Trump’s mistakes

In a New Year’s press conference, President Moon Jae-in says Kim Jong Un is willing to continue denuclearization talks

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‘Top-class idiots’: Why a demoted Kim Yo Jong still has the power to slam Seoul

One day, Kim Yo Jong is demoted. The next, she’s speaking for all of the DPRK as the state’s foreign policy mouthpiece.

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South Korea hopes to video chat North Korea with a $361,600 special room

South Korea is looking for construction crews to beef up a facility meant to help President Moon Jae-in reach Pyongyang

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