John Lee | NK News
July 21, 2024

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John Lee

John Lee is the editor of KOREA PRO, based in Seoul. Prior to that, he was a contributor for NK News and KOREA PRO. His focus is on South Korean foreign policy and ROK-U.S. relations.

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Once again, North Korea is the Hermit Kingdom

Once again, North Korea is the Hermit Kingdom

Pyongyang increasingly isolates itself, even from old allies, through its refusal to change course

Once again, North Korea is the Hermit Kingdom
John Lee
John Lee July 8, 2016
Diplomacy with North Korea? Not yet

Diplomacy with North Korea? Not yet

Negotiations with Pyongyang are doomed until its end goals change

Diplomacy with North Korea? Not yet
John Lee
John Lee June 23, 2016
The carrot does not work on North Korea

The carrot does not work on North Korea

No 'free' trade can happen as long as Kim Jong Un's coterie insist on exploiting the proceedings

The carrot does not work on North Korea
John Lee
John Lee June 3, 2016
Kim Jong Un doesn’t deserve an olive branch

Kim Jong Un doesn’t deserve an olive branch

Even talking of reconciliation risks undermining an international consensus against Kim's crimes

Kim Jong Un doesn’t deserve an olive branch
John Lee
John Lee May 20, 2016
N.Korean refugees are Seoul’s best weapon

N.Korean refugees are Seoul’s best weapon

Sadly, it's a tool South Korean society neglects, as shown by stories of redefection to the North

N.Korean refugees are Seoul’s best weapon
John Lee
John Lee May 6, 2016
North Korea is a failed state

North Korea is a failed state

Mass defections show that something is afoot in the North, even if collapse not imminent

North Korea is a failed state
John Lee
John Lee April 21, 2016
The only way to deal with North Korea

The only way to deal with North Korea

Sanctions appear to be working, but now's not the time for the U.S., South Korea to let up

The only way to deal with North Korea
John Lee
John Lee April 8, 2016
Sanctions and new technology could help divided families

Sanctions and new technology could help divided families

Do divided Koreans need state level negotiations to hold reunions?

Sanctions and new technology could help divided families
John Lee
John Lee March 25, 2016
N.Korea sanctions: Can China be trusted?

N.Korea sanctions: Can China be trusted?

Beijing holds up its end of the deal for now, but wait for North Korea's May Congress

N.Korea sanctions: Can China be trusted?
John Lee
John Lee March 11, 2016
Peace on Korean Peninsula eluded again

Peace on Korean Peninsula eluded again

We should acknowledge that the two Koreas and the U.S. define 'peace' differently

Peace on Korean Peninsula eluded again
John Lee
John Lee March 2, 2016