January 20, 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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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
Mayor suggests inter-Korean ‘Seoul Industrial Complex’

Mayor suggests inter-Korean ‘Seoul Industrial Complex’

As inter-Korean trade remains banned, Park suggests inter-city ventures

Mayor suggests inter-Korean ‘Seoul Industrial Complex’
Rob York
Rob York June 22, 2015
Chinese troops deployed to counter North Korean border incursions: Report

Chinese troops deployed to counter North Korean border incursions: Report

Sources say buildup of regular forces looks to be a long-term development following recent killings

Chinese troops deployed to counter North Korean border incursions: Report
Rob York
Rob York June 18, 2015
Human rights organization to sue Kim Jong Un over POWs

Human rights organization to sue Kim Jong Un over POWs

Detentions, forced labor constitute violations of Geneva Conventions, lawyers' organization notes

Human rights organization to sue Kim Jong Un over POWs
Rob York
Rob York June 17, 2015
North Korea blasts South’s handling of MERS

North Korea blasts South’s handling of MERS

Recent hacking allegations by South Korean media to distract from 'crime' of causing outbreak, state organ says

North Korea blasts South’s handling of MERS
Rob York
Rob York June 15, 2015
North Korea’s local elections coming in July

North Korea’s local elections coming in July

First voting for municipal, county, provincial committees since Kim Jong Un took power in late 2011

North Korea’s local elections coming in July
Rob York
Rob York June 9, 2015
North Korea blocks South’s entry into railway group

North Korea blocks South’s entry into railway group

Thursday's vote marks second time Pyongyang has obstructed Seoul's OSJD membership bid

North Korea blocks South’s entry into railway group
Rob York
Rob York June 5, 2015
Japan, S. Korea, U.S. affirm opposition to N. Korean proliferation

Japan, S. Korea, U.S. affirm opposition to N. Korean proliferation

Observer sees U.S. pressure, rather than sincere thawing of ties, behind joint statement

Japan, S. Korea, U.S. affirm opposition to N. Korean proliferation
Rob York
Rob York June 1, 2015
Six month inter-Korean excavation project announced

Six month inter-Korean excavation project announced

Unclear whether latest move a continuation or extension of last summer's announcement

Six month inter-Korean excavation project announced
Rob York
Rob York June 1, 2015
Congressmen blame China for need for THAAD deployment

Congressmen blame China for need for THAAD deployment

Beijing has responsibility to ensure that Pyongyang acts in 'rational' manner, one says

Congressmen blame China for need for THAAD deployment
Rob York
Rob York May 29, 2015
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