July 30, 2021

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Nate Thayer

Nate Thayer is an award winning investigative journalist with 25 years of experience in Asia, specializing in conflict, intelligence, security, transnational crime. He has a noted expertise on Cambodia and a current focus on North Korea.

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The Associated Press in North Korea: A Potemkin news bureau?

The Associated Press in North Korea: A Potemkin news bureau?

Confidential AP agreement with North Korea gives Pyongyang control over news stories

The Associated Press in North Korea: A Potemkin news bureau?
Nate Thayer
Nate Thayer December 24, 2014
Matthew Miller’s excellent adventure in North Korea

Matthew Miller’s excellent adventure in North Korea

Exclusive interview with U.S. detainee reveals hurdles to getting arrested in North Korea

Matthew Miller’s excellent adventure in North Korea
Nate Thayer
Nate Thayer November 14, 2014
All eyes on U.S. prisoner during Dennis Rodman visit to N. Korea

All eyes on U.S. prisoner during Dennis Rodman visit to N. Korea

Despite comments suggesting otherwise, all eyes focusing on whether visit will lead to Bae release

All eyes on U.S. prisoner during Dennis Rodman visit to N. Korea
Nate Thayer
Nate Thayer September 3, 2013
Dennis Rodman assumes U.S. envoy to North Korea’s rescue mission

Dennis Rodman assumes U.S. envoy to North Korea’s rescue mission

“It was a done deal. King was going to come back with Kenneth Bae. That was the arrangement"

Dennis Rodman assumes U.S. envoy to North Korea’s rescue mission
Nate Thayer
Nate Thayer August 31, 2013
Pyongyang Porn

Pyongyang Porn

"Some readers may find the book objectionable"

Pyongyang Porn
Nate Thayer
Nate Thayer August 23, 2013
The odd tale of a lone Israeli spy and North Korea

The odd tale of a lone Israeli spy and North Korea

Explosion kills Syrian technicians on North Korean train, Israeli agent spotted in Pyongyang

The odd tale of a lone Israeli spy and North Korea
Nate Thayer
Nate Thayer June 20, 2013
The violent consequences of the North Korea-Syria arms trade

The violent consequences of the North Korea-Syria arms trade

Clandestine cooperation between pariah states has left trail of bodies

The violent consequences of the North Korea-Syria arms trade
Nate Thayer
Nate Thayer June 20, 2013
North Korea and Syrian chemical and missile programs

North Korea and Syrian chemical and missile programs

North Korean military experts are training Syria how to play with chemicals

North Korea and Syrian chemical and missile programs
Nate Thayer
Nate Thayer June 19, 2013
The front companies facilitating North Korean arms exports

The front companies facilitating North Korean arms exports

Investigation reveals the complex web of companies involved in DPRK arms exports

The front companies facilitating North Korean arms exports
Nate Thayer
Nate Thayer May 30, 2013
Rodman to discuss Kenneth Bae with Kim Jong Un in August

Rodman to discuss Kenneth Bae with Kim Jong Un in August

“Obama can't do s**t. I don't know why he won't go talk to him."

Rodman to discuss Kenneth Bae with Kim Jong Un in August
Nate Thayer
Nate Thayer May 11, 2013