December 08, 2021

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Max Kim

Max Kim is a freelance journalist based in Seoul.

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Crossing the line: Has North Korea’s biggest foe finally gone too far?

Crossing the line: Has North Korea’s biggest foe finally gone too far?

Defector-activist Park Sang-hak has long stirred controversy, but political winds may no longer be blowing in his favor

Crossing the line: Has North Korea’s biggest foe finally gone too far?
Max Kim
Max Kim July 31, 2020
Disillusioned South Korean men seek North Korean wives

Disillusioned South Korean men seek North Korean wives

Unions between South and North Koreans on the rise, with matchmakers in between

Disillusioned South Korean men seek North Korean wives
Max Kim
Max Kim December 23, 2014
What’s in a name? Defectors’ organization attracts criticism

What’s in a name? Defectors’ organization attracts criticism

Coalition rails against Korea Hana Foundation for name change, budget issues, lack of defector representation

What’s in a name? Defectors’ organization attracts criticism
Max Kim
Max Kim | Robert Lauler November 4, 2014
Why South Koreans don’t care about the North

Why South Koreans don’t care about the North

After decades of the North's presence, many in the South seem desensitized

Why South Koreans don’t care about the North
Max Kim
Max Kim September 26, 2014
Kim Jong Un absent from second session of 13th Supreme People’s Assembly

Kim Jong Un absent from second session of 13th Supreme People’s Assembly

Kim Jong Un fails to appear at major political meeting in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un absent from second session of 13th Supreme People’s Assembly
Max Kim
Max Kim September 25, 2014
American citizen arrested attempting to enter N. Korea

American citizen arrested attempting to enter N. Korea

Arab-American swims Han River, says he wanted to meet Kim Jong Un

American citizen arrested attempting to enter N. Korea
Max Kim
Max Kim September 17, 2014
Pro N. Korea media launches personal attack on democracy balloon activist

Pro N. Korea media launches personal attack on democracy balloon activist

After failed assassination attempt, pro-NK media outlet kicks off anti-defector series with profile on Park Sang Hak

Pro N. Korea media launches personal attack on democracy balloon activist
Max Kim
Max Kim September 4, 2014
NK condemns U.S. plans to bring THAAD to South Korea

NK condemns U.S. plans to bring THAAD to South Korea

State media calls United States the ‘wrecker of strategic equilibrium’

NK condemns U.S. plans to bring THAAD to South Korea
Max Kim
Max Kim September 3, 2014
North Korea’s revolutionary fund manager defects to Russia

North Korea’s revolutionary fund manager defects to Russia

North Korean sources say Yoon Tae Hyung disappeared with $5 million

North Korea’s revolutionary fund manager defects to Russia
Max Kim
Max Kim August 29, 2014
North Korean veterans turn to violent, drug-related crimes: report

North Korean veterans turn to violent, drug-related crimes: report

Radio Free Asia report cites sources claiming ‘difficult living situations’ led to illicit activity

North Korean veterans turn to violent, drug-related crimes: report
Max Kim
Max Kim August 28, 2014