January 18, 2022

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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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Moon Jae-in stresses dialogue hours after North Korea test-fires missile

Moon Jae-in stresses dialogue hours after North Korea test-fires missile

Expert says Pyongyang likely cares little what Seoul and Washington think as diplomacy unlikely to resume this year

Moon Jae-in stresses dialogue hours after North Korea test-fires missile
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 5, 2022
North Korea fires ‘likely ballistic missile’ toward east coast: South Korea

North Korea fires ‘likely ballistic missile’ toward east coast: South Korea

Test comes days after political event in Pyongyang where Kim Jong Un vowed to continue bolstering weapons capabilities

North Korea fires ‘likely ballistic missile’ toward east coast: South Korea
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim January 5, 2022
Superpowers declare nuclear war ‘must never be fought,’ stress disarmament

Superpowers declare nuclear war ‘must never be fought,’ stress disarmament

Joint statement by five nuclear nations, including US and China, does not address North Korea denuclearization

Superpowers declare nuclear war ‘must never be fought,’ stress disarmament
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 4, 2022
North Korea claims zero COVID infections, with total tested just shy of 50,000

North Korea claims zero COVID infections, with total tested just shy of 50,000

Data from World Health Organization shows DPRK newly tested around 1,500 North Koreans from Dec. 9 to 23

North Korea claims zero COVID infections, with total tested just shy of 50,000
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 3, 2022
Moon Jae-in vows to keep improving ties with North Korea until end of term

Moon Jae-in vows to keep improving ties with North Korea until end of term

In final New Year’s address, the South Korean president asks the next administration to continue inter-Korean dialogue

Moon Jae-in vows to keep improving ties with North Korea until end of term
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 3, 2022
North Korea vows military buildup due to ‘destabilizing’ situation on peninsula

North Korea vows military buildup due to ‘destabilizing’ situation on peninsula

Final report on party plenum delivers no message to US, focuses on rural development and economic issues

North Korea vows military buildup due to ‘destabilizing’ situation on peninsula
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim January 1, 2022
Piranhas, purges and porn: The worst rumors of Kim Jong Un’s decade in power

Piranhas, purges and porn: The worst rumors of Kim Jong Un’s decade in power

Hearsay and misinformation on North Korea routinely circulates as news, warping perception of the country

Piranhas, purges and porn: The worst rumors of Kim Jong Un’s decade in power
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 31, 2021
Seoul approves three new requests to send nutrition-related aid to North Korea

Seoul approves three new requests to send nutrition-related aid to North Korea

South Korea has now greenlit 11 aid shipments this year, though delivery is unlikely due to DPRK’s border restrictions

Seoul approves three new requests to send nutrition-related aid to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 30, 2021
Ex-USFK commander says joint war plans should address China. Seoul isn’t happy.

Ex-USFK commander says joint war plans should address China. Seoul isn’t happy.

Gen. Robert Abrams’s comments have stirred controversy in South Korea, drawing criticism from left and praise from right

Ex-USFK commander says joint war plans should address China. Seoul isn’t happy.
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 29, 2021
South Koreans view US leadership as in decline but still support alliance: Poll

South Koreans view US leadership as in decline but still support alliance: Poll

New survey finds most favor strengthening ties with US over North Korea, and US forces over acquiring nuclear weapons

South Koreans view US leadership as in decline but still support alliance: Poll
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 28, 2021
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