October 02, 2022

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Kelly Kasulis

Kelly Kasulis was the Managing Editor of NK News, based in Seoul. She previously covered North and South Korea for Public Radio International, Al Jazeera English, Bloomberg Industry, Mic and many others. Follow Kelly on Twitter: @kasulisk.

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North Korea claims no COVID-19 cases nearly one year after shutting its borders

North Korea claims no COVID-19 cases nearly one year after shutting its borders

The country shut down its borders in Jan. 2020 and also enacted two lockdowns to trade since

North Korea claims no COVID-19 cases nearly one year after shutting its borders
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis January 25, 2021
Trump leaves office with a shaky North Korea legacy that could haunt Biden

Trump leaves office with a shaky North Korea legacy that could haunt Biden

Experts say Trump left a net positive on North Korea, but also a domestic mess that will distract Biden from Pyongyang

Trump leaves office with a shaky North Korea legacy that could haunt Biden
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis January 20, 2021
‘World’s strongest weapon’: North Korea touts new missile at military parade

‘World’s strongest weapon’: North Korea touts new missile at military parade

State media reported that a submarine-launched ballistic missile, rockets and tanks rolled through Kim Il Sung Square

‘World’s strongest weapon’: North Korea touts new missile at military parade
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Kelly Kasulis January 14, 2021
Party Congress over: Kim Yo Jong insults Seoul and talks military parade rumors

Party Congress over: Kim Yo Jong insults Seoul and talks military parade rumors

Kim Yo Jong accused South Korea of having "nothing better to do" than watch for a Pyongyang military parade

Party Congress over: Kim Yo Jong insults Seoul and talks military parade rumors
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis January 12, 2021
Kim Jong Un absent as officials talk military, science plans at Party Congress

Kim Jong Un absent as officials talk military, science plans at Party Congress

Leaders ironed out finer details about future agriculture, science, defense capabilities and industry plans

Kim Jong Un absent as officials talk military, science plans at Party Congress
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis | Won-Gi Jung January 11, 2021
Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulates Kim Jong Un on his big promotion

Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulates Kim Jong Un on his big promotion

Xi vowed to continuously "preserve, consolidate and develop China-DPRK relations," Chinese state media reported

Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulates Kim Jong Un on his big promotion
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis January 11, 2021
Signs of military parade detected in Pyongyang on Sunday night, JCS says

Signs of military parade detected in Pyongyang on Sunday night, JCS says

The South Korean military detected potential signs of a military parade in Kim Il Sung Square on the evening of Jan. 10

Signs of military parade detected in Pyongyang on Sunday night, JCS says
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis January 10, 2021
North Korea calls the US its ‘biggest enemy’ and vows to keep developing nukes

North Korea calls the US its ‘biggest enemy’ and vows to keep developing nukes

At Eighth Party Congress, Kim Jong Un also vows not to use nuclear weapons unless DPRK sovereignty is threatened

North Korea calls the US its ‘biggest enemy’ and vows to keep developing nukes
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis January 8, 2021
Kim Jong Un gives rare speech at first North Korean Party Congress in years

Kim Jong Un gives rare speech at first North Korean Party Congress in years

Kim spoke on the country’s “underachieved” economic plan for a massive political event that will take several days

Kim Jong Un gives rare speech at first North Korean Party Congress in years
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis January 5, 2021
North Korea says it tested 11,707 people for COVID-19 — zero confirmed cases

North Korea says it tested 11,707 people for COVID-19 — zero confirmed cases

The country periodically self-reports COVID-19 statistics to the World Health Organization

North Korea says it tested 11,707 people for COVID-19 — zero confirmed cases
Kelly Kasulis
Kelly Kasulis December 31, 2020
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