May 29, 2024

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Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is the Lead Correspondent at NK News and Editorial Director at KOREA PRO, based in Seoul. Kim covers inter-Korean relations and North and South Korean foreign and military affairs. Kim has covered the 2022 ROK presidential election on the ground, and prior to joining NK News, she worked for the CSIS Korea Chair in Washington D.C. and Reuters news agency’s Seoul bureau.

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Seoul to pursue amicable ties with Moscow despite North Korean arms trade: Yoon

Seoul to pursue amicable ties with Moscow despite North Korean arms trade: Yoon

Expert says president’s remarks are aimed at maintaining ties with Russia for leverage to influence Pyongyang’s actions

Seoul to pursue amicable ties with Moscow despite North Korean arms trade: Yoon
South Korea holds live-fire drills to defend islands on North Korea’s doorstep

South Korea holds live-fire drills to defend islands on North Korea’s doorstep

Authorities advise residents not to go outside during exercises on repelling enemy landing and retaking border islands

South Korea holds live-fire drills to defend islands on North Korea’s doorstep
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 8, 2024
How a DMZ tragedy led a soldier to devote his life to ridding Korea of mines

How a DMZ tragedy led a soldier to devote his life to ridding Korea of mines

Activist Kim Ki-ho says he has removed 10K landmines left over from war with North Korea, but warns millions remain

How a DMZ tragedy led a soldier to devote his life to ridding Korea of mines
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 7, 2024
Trump implies US could withdraw troops if ‘wealthy’ South Korea doesn’t pay more

Trump implies US could withdraw troops if ‘wealthy’ South Korea doesn’t pay more

Remarks come as Seoul and Washington expedite talks on cost-sharing for defense against North Korea ahead of US election

Trump implies US could withdraw troops if ‘wealthy’ South Korea doesn’t pay more
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 1, 2024
Slim majority of ROK elites oppose going nuclear to counter North Korea: Report

Slim majority of ROK elites oppose going nuclear to counter North Korea: Report

But CSIS survey finds most would reverse position if US backs down from security commitments, such as if Trump returns

Slim majority of ROK elites oppose going nuclear to counter North Korea: Report
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 30, 2024
North Korea demolished facilities along roads connecting Koreas, Seoul says

North Korea demolished facilities along roads connecting Koreas, Seoul says

Confirmation comes as local media report the DPRK has laid anti-tank and -personnel mines at multiple crossings

North Korea demolished facilities along roads connecting Koreas, Seoul says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park April 29, 2024
Yoon, Kishida deserve Nobel Peace Prize for boosting military ties: US official

Yoon, Kishida deserve Nobel Peace Prize for boosting military ties: US official

Kurt Campbell praises trilateral cooperation to counter North Korea as ROK opposition objects to ‘military alliance’

Yoon, Kishida deserve Nobel Peace Prize for boosting military ties: US official
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park April 25, 2024
US-ROK space forces hold first drills against North Korean GPS jamming attacks

US-ROK space forces hold first drills against North Korean GPS jamming attacks

Air force training to detect and strike source of attacks comes as South Korea launches new ‘BTS’ satellite

US-ROK space forces hold first drills against North Korean GPS jamming attacks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park April 24, 2024
North Korean defector-author wins defamation suit over sex crime allegations

North Korean defector-author wins defamation suit over sex crime allegations

Supreme Court orders accuser and the broadcaster that covered her rape allegations to pay $29K to Jang Jin-sung

North Korean defector-author wins defamation suit over sex crime allegations
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 23, 2024
US, ROK and Japan hold joint drill on countering North Korean submarine missiles

US, ROK and Japan hold joint drill on countering North Korean submarine missiles

American aircraft carrier joins two-day trilateral exercise that also trained to block transportation of WMDs at sea

US, ROK and Japan hold joint drill on countering North Korean submarine missiles
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Shreyas Reddy April 12, 2024