February 06, 2023

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Joseph Sugarman

Joseph Sugarman is a Boston-based reporter for NK News, where he follows trends related to the Korean peninsula and surrounding areas. He can be found on Twitter @sugarmans

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Track II negotiations and North Korea’s nuclear program: Are they effective?

Track II negotiations and North Korea’s nuclear program: Are they effective?

Supporters see privately arranged dialogue as keeping discussions alive; critics see a waste of time - or worse

Track II negotiations and North Korea’s nuclear program: Are they effective?
Joseph Sugarman
Joseph Sugarman | Rob York June 25, 2014
Why Seoul, Tokyo don’t cooperate on North Korea

Why Seoul, Tokyo don’t cooperate on North Korea

Efforts at united front against Pyongyang, China hindered by domestic political concerns

Why Seoul, Tokyo don’t cooperate on North Korea
Joseph Sugarman
Joseph Sugarman | Rob York April 30, 2014
How an assertive Russia views the Korean Peninsula

How an assertive Russia views the Korean Peninsula

Expert says Moscow may back Pyongyang in the event of conflict

How an assertive Russia views the Korean Peninsula
Joseph Sugarman
Joseph Sugarman | Rob York April 18, 2014
Where sexist, anti-Park rhetoric comes from and what it means

Where sexist, anti-Park rhetoric comes from and what it means

Experts divided on how traditional gender roles shape misogynist attacks on S.Korean president

Where sexist, anti-Park rhetoric comes from and what it means
Joseph Sugarman
Joseph Sugarman | Rob York April 16, 2014
North seeks Comfort Women compensation in Japan talks

North seeks Comfort Women compensation in Japan talks

While Japan pushes for abductions issue resolution Pyongyang seeks compensation of its own

North seeks Comfort Women compensation in Japan talks
Joseph Sugarman
Joseph Sugarman March 26, 2014
Human rights in the North: What about China?

Human rights in the North: What about China?

Human rights activists want global community to step up the pressure on the North's long-time ally

Human rights in the North: What about China?
Joseph Sugarman
Joseph Sugarman March 26, 2014
American teacher finds diverse crowd in Pyongyang

American teacher finds diverse crowd in Pyongyang

Some students have 'nightmares' after meeting foreigners, but most are just curious

American teacher finds diverse crowd in Pyongyang
Joseph Sugarman
Joseph Sugarman March 5, 2014
Activists praise COI report, look to next step on human rights

Activists praise COI report, look to next step on human rights

Practical measures sought for helping refugees settle, bringing legal charges against Pyongyang

Activists praise COI report, look to next step on human rights
Joseph Sugarman
Joseph Sugarman February 18, 2014
North Korea fails to qualify for Winter Olympics

North Korea fails to qualify for Winter Olympics

Head of People's Assembly still plans on attending Games' opening

North Korea fails to qualify for Winter Olympics
Joseph Sugarman
Joseph Sugarman February 4, 2014
U.S. blocking peace on peninsula – N. Korean media

U.S. blocking peace on peninsula – N. Korean media

Rodong Sinmun says U.S., not North Korea, is committing provocations on Korean Peninsula

U.S. blocking peace on peninsula – N. Korean media
Joseph Sugarman
Joseph Sugarman February 3, 2014