September 26, 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'

Is it time for the U.S. to ban tourism to N. Korea?

U.S. hesitates to obstruct visits, even to nations with adversarial relations, in recent decades

Rob York November 16, 2015

What will it take for normalization between Japan and N. Korea?

Abductions resolution required for Japan-N.Korea normalization, panel of experts suggest

Rob York November 12, 2015

Experts: Abductions negotiations keep the pressure on N. Korea

Tokyo can bring Pyongyang to the negotiating table and keep abductees from being forgotten

Rob York November 10, 2015

Russian experts: U.S. must engage North Korea

Russian scholars say U.S. failure to deal with Pyongyang results in more nukes

Rob York November 4, 2015

Russia craves balance on the Korean Peninsula

To maintain an influence in North and South Korea, Moscow must ‘stand on both legs’: Experts

Rob York November 2, 2015

Chinese experts: Sanctions on North Korea don’t work

Economic cooperation, diplomatic pressure considered more effective for breaking deadlock, survey reveals

Rob York October 28, 2015

Why North Korean defectors are a minor issue for Beijing

Experts suggest issue not worth raising tensions with Pyongyang over

Rob York October 19, 2015

Expert survey: Is China’s pull over North Korea exaggerated?

Chinese experts insist Beijing can’t make the North change course – and is worried of what would happen if it tried

Rob York October 14, 2015

May day: Are the 5.24 Measures holding back inter-Korean relations?

North Korea watchers think South Korea needs a ‘detour’ around trade restrictions

Ha-young Choi | Rob York October 8, 2015

South Korean anti-Americanism dwindles, but roots remain: Diplomat

Author suggests 'cautious optimism' in order, but says problems could potentially recur

Rob York October 5, 2015
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