October 31, 2020

About the author

Rob York

Rob York is director for regional affairs at the Pacific Forum. He previously worked as a production editor for The South China Morning Post and chief editor of NK News. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in Korean history at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

More articles by 'Rob York'

Why US-North Korea summits may become a relic of the past

If Trump doesn't get reelected, there's a good chance history will see summits as a waste of time for years to come

Rob York July 20, 2020

Succession: how Kim Yo Jong could go from first sister to dear leader

Kim's fame is growing as tensions rise with South Korea. But could she really take the top job?

Rob York June 15, 2020

How North Korea has used English-language media to drum up international support

While Pyongyang's reporting may seem bizarre to many outsiders, there are some who will read and occasionally echo it

Rob York April 17, 2020

What North Korea said about the Hong Kong protests, and what it means for talks

Strong support for China in 2019 followed silence in 2014, showing how far bilateral ties have come

Rob York March 8, 2020

How China's N. Korean border regions drive Beijing's policy

To understand China's approach to North Korea, look to the uneven development of north east regions

Rob York October 27, 2016

Why North Korea is losing its unpredictability advantage

Washington and Pyongyang may have to negotiate in secret to make progress, says expert

Rob York October 25, 2016

Rival Reputations: North Korean attacks on the U.S. military

Jackson's book points to a time when the U.S. dealt with the DPRK very differently

Rob York October 3, 2016

Crossing the line: Responding to North Korean provocation

A new book examines how the DPRK gets away with its over-the-top behavior

Rob York September 26, 2016

Trump deserves credit for talking about S. Korea troop deployment: Bandow

As Trump nears election, Doug Bandow of CATO reflects on issue of U.S. troop deployments in Korea

Rob York August 18, 2016

N.Korea insists on 'ritual' displays that harm itself: Academic

Kim Jong Un more likely to die in office than see his regime collapse, historian of Korea says

Rob York February 12, 2016
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