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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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
High-profile defector-lawmaker Tae Yong-ho loses parliament seat in ROK election

High-profile defector-lawmaker Tae Yong-ho loses parliament seat in ROK election

Ex-North Korean diplomat’s defeat brings number of defectors in National Assembly to one, drawing concern from experts

High-profile defector-lawmaker Tae Yong-ho loses parliament seat in ROK election
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park April 11, 2024
US-ROK forces hold joint naval drills on mine warfare against North Korea

US-ROK forces hold joint naval drills on mine warfare against North Korea

Expert says training typically practices both removing DPRK mines from ports and installing mines in enemy waters

US-ROK forces hold joint naval drills on mine warfare against North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park April 9, 2024
China’s third highest-ranked official to visit North Korea this week

China’s third highest-ranked official to visit North Korea this week

Zhao Leji will attend opening ceremony for ‘friendship year’ to mark 75th anniversary of ties, two sides announce

China’s third highest-ranked official to visit North Korea this week
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park April 9, 2024
In South Korean election, North Korea and its nukes barely move the needle

In South Korean election, North Korea and its nukes barely move the needle

Voters are ignoring inter-Korean issues in favor of economy, while political parties are mirroring the public’s apathy

In South Korean election, North Korea and its nukes barely move the needle
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 5, 2024
Seoul accuses North Korea of meddling in elections by ‘belittling’ Yoon Suk-yeol

Seoul accuses North Korea of meddling in elections by ‘belittling’ Yoon Suk-yeol

ROK claims anti-Yoon articles in state media are ‘serious threat’ — even though most South Koreans can’t read them

Seoul accuses North Korea of meddling in elections by ‘belittling’ Yoon Suk-yeol
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park April 2, 2024
After trial balloon, Kim Yo Jong says North Korea not interested in Japan talks

After trial balloon, Kim Yo Jong says North Korea not interested in Japan talks

Leader’s sister says DPRK will reject all contact with Tokyo, concluding summit offer was ‘politically motivated’

After trial balloon, Kim Yo Jong says North Korea not interested in Japan talks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 27, 2024
Why North Korea has little reason to meddle in South Korea’s upcoming election
NK PRO

Why North Korea has little reason to meddle in South Korea’s upcoming election

While Seoul has warned of ‘provocations,’ experts say DPRK has limited influence and doesn’t really care who wins 

Why North Korea has little reason to meddle in South Korea’s upcoming election
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 25, 2024
Kim Yo Jong insinuates Kishida wants summit with North Korea to boost popularity

Kim Yo Jong insinuates Kishida wants summit with North Korea to boost popularity

Leader’s sister claims Japanese PM floated meeting again via new ‘channel’ but repeats criticism of Tokyo’s policies

Kim Yo Jong insinuates Kishida wants summit with North Korea to boost popularity
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 25, 2024
US, ROK forces train for subterranean combat in tunnels of North Korea

US, ROK forces train for subterranean combat in tunnels of North Korea

Drills inspired by underground warfare in Gaza likely include operations against WMD storage facilities, expert says

US, ROK forces train for subterranean combat in tunnels of North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park March 21, 2024