October 31, 2020

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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.

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Inter-Korean meeting at Energy Congress falls through

After accepting invite, North Korea pulls delegation from Daegu conference for vague reasons

Rob York October 7, 2013

Source: Bae, other Christians in North Korea used caution

Missionaries typically avoid direct references to their religion, government

Rob York October 7, 2013

Will change in Iran’s tune affect North Korea?

Experts say differences in political systems, nuclear programs make NK breakthrough less likely

Rob York October 3, 2013

Re-defectors blame poor living conditions for their return

After short stay in the South, former refugees claim warm welcome in N. Korea

Rob York October 1, 2013

N.Korea attacks S.Korean think-tank over collapse scenarios

Asan Institute attacked over regime collapse speculation

Rob York September 30, 2013

Investigation shows Burma, N. Korea military ties still exist

NK News investigation finds that discrete methods hide continued arms trade

Rob York September 25, 2013

Kim Jong Un orders refurb. of largest stadium in world

Instruction comes one month after UN announces $98M shortfall in North Korean aid

Rob York September 25, 2013

Riding across the Koreas by motorbike: a historic journey

New Zealanders share lessons gathered during their historic trip across the DMZ

Rob York September 3, 2013

Closed for 15 years, Kaesong area swimming pool reopens

Re-opening of pool area follows closure of nearby joint industrial park

Rob York August 22, 2013

Kim Jong Un’s economic, provincial visits on the rise

Shift prior to July armistice anniversary celebrations suggests new emphasis

Rob York August 8, 2013