December 04, 2021

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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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Chinese experts: Sanctions on North Korea don’t work

Chinese experts: Sanctions on North Korea don’t work

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

Chinese experts: Sanctions on North Korea don’t work
Rob York
Rob York October 28, 2015
Why North Korean defectors are a minor issue for Beijing

Why North Korean defectors are a minor issue for Beijing

Experts suggest issue not worth raising tensions with Pyongyang over

Why North Korean defectors are a minor issue for Beijing
Rob York
Rob York October 19, 2015
Expert survey: Is China’s pull over North Korea exaggerated?

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

Expert survey: Is China’s pull over North Korea exaggerated?
Rob York
Rob York October 14, 2015
May day: Are the 5.24 Measures holding back inter-Korean relations?

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

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

May day: Are the 5.24 Measures holding back inter-Korean relations?
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi | Rob York October 8, 2015
South Korean anti-Americanism dwindles, but roots remain: Diplomat

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

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

South Korean anti-Americanism dwindles, but roots remain: Diplomat
Rob York
Rob York October 5, 2015
Seoul: Two Koreas agree on Panmunjom meeting

Seoul: Two Koreas agree on Panmunjom meeting

Time of meeting to take place after North's deadline for South to remove DMZ loudspeakers

Seoul: Two Koreas agree on Panmunjom meeting
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi | Rob York August 22, 2015
North Korea challenges U.S. to visit alleged biological weapons site

North Korea challenges U.S. to visit alleged biological weapons site

Defense Commission calls accusations 'slander,' invites American officials to visit a site that 'truly' upholds human rights

North Korea challenges U.S. to visit alleged biological weapons site
Rob York
Rob York July 14, 2015
U.S. again says no plans to aid N. Korea during drought

U.S. again says no plans to aid N. Korea during drought

State Department says number of conditions must be fulfilled to receive aid, including transparency

U.S. again says no plans to aid N. Korea during drought
Rob York
Rob York July 7, 2015
LDP recommends renewed sanctions on N. Korea

LDP recommends renewed sanctions on N. Korea

Party bigwig recommends ban on most financial transactions in absence of abductee negotiations progress

LDP recommends renewed sanctions on N. Korea
Rob York
Rob York June 26, 2015
Seoul seeks world community’s help to free detainees in N. Korea

Seoul seeks world community’s help to free detainees in N. Korea

Unification Ministry says bilateral, multilateral diplomatic measures pursued to free four prisoners, declines to add specifics

Seoul seeks world community’s help to free detainees in N. Korea
Rob York
Rob York June 24, 2015
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