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James Hoare

After Britain and North Korea re-established diplomatic relations in 2000, Hoare was appointed British Chargé d'affaires in Pyongyang; and his work laid the foundation for the establishment of a full embassy in the North Korean capital. Previously, Hoare had been head of the Foreign Office's North Asia and Pacific Research Group. He joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1969 and was stationed in Seoul in 1981 1984 and in Beijing in 1988-1991.

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The kaleidoscope – Two years of Kim Jong Un

The kaleidoscope – Two years of Kim Jong Un

"Am I the only one who thinks that it is just a little bit worrying our main sources of information on the leadership in Pyongyang are a former chef and Dennis Rodman?"

The kaleidoscope – Two years of Kim Jong Un
James Hoare
James Hoare January 16, 2014
Reunification of Koreas may not be inevitable

Reunification of Koreas may not be inevitable

South Korean focus on ‘conquest’ in post-unification peninsula deters hopes

Reunification of Koreas may not be inevitable
James Hoare
James Hoare November 12, 2013
North Korea taking uneven approach toward U.S., South Korea?

North Korea taking uneven approach toward U.S., South Korea?

What the shooting of a border-swimmer suggests about inter-Korean relations

North Korea taking uneven approach toward U.S., South Korea?
James Hoare
James Hoare September 19, 2013
Thoughts on Kumgang and Kaesong

Thoughts on Kumgang and Kaesong

"It's the Koreans who have to deal with their future...we should be encouraging them to do so"

Thoughts on Kumgang and Kaesong
James Hoare
James Hoare August 14, 2013
17 hour talks mark tentative progress for two Koreas

17 hour talks mark tentative progress for two Koreas

"To get away from the confrontational scenes of the last few months, a start has to be made somewhere"

17 hour talks mark tentative progress for two Koreas
James Hoare
James Hoare June 10, 2013