January 20, 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.

More articles by 'Nate Thayer'

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

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

Nate Thayer December 24, 2014

Matthew Miller’s excellent adventure in North Korea

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

Nate Thayer November 14, 2014

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

Nate Thayer September 3, 2013

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"

Nate Thayer August 31, 2013

Pyongyang Porn

"Some readers may find the book objectionable"

Nate Thayer August 23, 2013

The odd tale of a lone Israeli spy and North Korea

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

Nate Thayer June 20, 2013

The violent consequences of the North Korea-Syria arms trade

Clandestine cooperation between pariah states has left trail of bodies

Nate Thayer June 20, 2013

North Korea and Syrian chemical and missile programs

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

Nate Thayer June 19, 2013

The front companies facilitating North Korean arms exports

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

Nate Thayer May 30, 2013

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."

Nate Thayer May 11, 2013