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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Analyst sees potential in North Korean AIIB membership

Analyst sees potential in North Korean AIIB membership

U.S. influence would likely block any effort to bring North into multilateral institution, expert says

Analyst sees potential in North Korean AIIB membership
Rob York
Rob York May 27, 2015
N. Korea watchers see little hope for long-term impact from WomenCross

N. Korea watchers see little hope for long-term impact from WomenCross

Experts keen on engagement see need for further work to build on march, which looks unlikely to materialize

N. Korea watchers see little hope for long-term impact from WomenCross
Rob York
Rob York May 25, 2015
North-Korea-as-terror-sponsor debate continues with House bill

North-Korea-as-terror-sponsor debate continues with House bill

What a House bill calling North Korea a state sponsor of terror would, and wouldn't, do

North-Korea-as-terror-sponsor debate continues with House bill
Rob York
Rob York May 22, 2015
Raise awareness, send media into N. Korea: Yeonmi Park

Raise awareness, send media into N. Korea: Yeonmi Park

Famed defector recalls growing up afraid of self-expression, unaware of outside world

Raise awareness, send media into N. Korea: Yeonmi Park
Rob York
Rob York May 20, 2015
Reporting on North Korean defectors, struggling with objectivity

Reporting on North Korean defectors, struggling with objectivity

Reporter's 'journalistic detachment' masked fear, anger while covering refugees' flight to freedom

Reporting on North Korean defectors, struggling with objectivity
Rob York
Rob York May 4, 2015
Defection from N. Korea: A report from the war zone

Defection from N. Korea: A report from the war zone

Journalist haunted by memories of North Koreans he reported on in China, Siberia, elsewhere

Defection from N. Korea: A report from the war zone
Rob York
Rob York May 4, 2015
Re-list North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism – Report

Re-list North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism – Report

Pyongyang, de-listed in 2008, commits numerous actions meriting designation, report argues

Re-list North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism – Report
Rob York
Rob York April 27, 2015
Authors strove to depict North Koreans as they really live

Authors strove to depict North Koreans as they really live

Eschewing 'regime change' predictions, authors nonetheless have much to say about change in the regime

Authors strove to depict North Koreans as they really live
Rob York
Rob York April 23, 2015
North Koreans show independence despite dictatorship: Book

North Koreans show independence despite dictatorship: Book

'North Korea Confidential' demonstrates citizens' growing options despite looming state power

North Koreans show independence despite dictatorship: Book
Rob York
Rob York April 23, 2015
Fighter pilot’s story says much about unseen side of Korean War

Fighter pilot’s story says much about unseen side of Korean War

'Camp 14' author rebounds with new daring defection tale, which says great deal about Korean War realpolitik

Fighter pilot’s story says much about unseen side of Korean War
Rob York
Rob York March 30, 2015
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