October 02, 2022

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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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Chongryon bears brunt of Japan-N.Korea disdain

Chongryon bears brunt of Japan-N.Korea disdain

Past year has seen arrest of pro-North members, denial of subsidies for Chongryon schools

Chongryon bears brunt of Japan-N.Korea disdain
Rob York
Rob York December 24, 2015
No optimism for inter-Korean unification in Japan

No optimism for inter-Korean unification in Japan

Peace in its neighborhood would be welcomed, but Tokyo sees little hope

No optimism for inter-Korean unification in Japan
Rob York
Rob York December 14, 2015
Are PUST students potential North Korean hackers?

Are PUST students potential North Korean hackers?

Debate centers on whether PUST serves helpful role even if grads are recruited to hack

Are PUST students potential North Korean hackers?
JH Ahn
JH Ahn | Rob York December 13, 2015
North Korea or China: Who threatens Japan?

North Korea or China: Who threatens Japan?

Experts on Tokyo’s relations divided over which is more intimidating

North Korea or China: Who threatens Japan?
Rob York
Rob York December 10, 2015
What Chinese experts think of U.S., S.Korea’s N.Korea approaches

What Chinese experts think of U.S., S.Korea’s N.Korea approaches

Scholars, observers think Trustpolitik has potential; ‘strategic patience’ not so much

What Chinese experts think of U.S., S.Korea’s N.Korea approaches
Rob York
Rob York December 7, 2015
Would a destabilized Korean Peninsula mean a China-U.S war?

Would a destabilized Korean Peninsula mean a China-U.S war?

China, U.S. more likely to be odds in times of peace, Chinese North Korea watchers say

Would a destabilized Korean Peninsula mean a China-U.S war?
Rob York
Rob York December 1, 2015
If North Korea will never give up its nukes, what can the U.S. do?

If North Korea will never give up its nukes, what can the U.S. do?

Acknowledging Pyongyang’s determination to keep its weapons, experts suggest patient approach

If North Korea will never give up its nukes, what can the U.S. do?
Rob York
Rob York November 20, 2015
Is it time for the U.S. to ban tourism to N. Korea?

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

Is it time for the U.S. to ban tourism to N. Korea?
Rob York
Rob York November 16, 2015
What will it take for normalization between Japan and N. Korea?

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

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

What will it take for normalization between Japan and N. Korea?
Rob York
Rob York November 12, 2015
Experts: Abductions negotiations keep the pressure on N. Korea

Experts: Abductions negotiations keep the pressure on N. Korea

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

Experts: Abductions negotiations keep the pressure on N. Korea
Rob York
Rob York November 10, 2015
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