December 06, 2023

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Shreyas Reddy

Shreyas Reddy is a correspondent at NK News, based in Seoul. He previously worked as a researcher at BBC Monitoring, where his work focused on news and key people and organizations from the Korean Peninsula, Japan, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Follow him on Twitter.

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US rules out South Korean nukes as it reaffirms extended deterrence

US rules out South Korean nukes as it reaffirms extended deterrence

Pentagon says ROK can continue to count on Washington’s nuclear umbrella and US troops in the region

US rules out South Korean nukes as it reaffirms extended deterrence
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 13, 2023
US backs Japan’s push for counterstrike capabilities to counter North Korea

US backs Japan’s push for counterstrike capabilities to counter North Korea

Foreign and defense officials reaffirm extended deterrence and cooperation with South Korea in annual security meeting

US backs Japan’s push for counterstrike capabilities to counter North Korea
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 12, 2023
US keeping ‘close eye’ on North Korean chemical and biological weapons

US keeping ‘close eye’ on North Korean chemical and biological weapons

Defense department comments come as Washington prepares to release major posture review on countering such weapons

US keeping ‘close eye’ on North Korean chemical and biological weapons
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 11, 2023
Beyond propaganda: New exhibit spotlights North Korea’s ‘hidden’ oil paintings

Beyond propaganda: New exhibit spotlights North Korea’s ‘hidden’ oil paintings

Works by early DPRK artists reveal a more personal style and even share characteristics with ROK art, organizers say

Beyond propaganda: New exhibit spotlights North Korea’s ‘hidden’ oil paintings
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 10, 2023
US bans imports from three Chinese firms for using North Korean labor

US bans imports from three Chinese firms for using North Korean labor

Customs agency says it began detaining merchandise last month for violating 2017 law against items made by DPRK workers

US bans imports from three Chinese firms for using North Korean labor
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 5, 2023
US, ROK affirm joint planning on DPRK nukes, but no ‘joint nuclear exercises’

US, ROK affirm joint planning on DPRK nukes, but no ‘joint nuclear exercises’

White House says allies are on the same page after conflicting statements on nuclear exercises and extended deterrence

US, ROK affirm joint planning on DPRK nukes, but no ‘joint nuclear exercises’
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 4, 2023
Seoul approves over $4M in private humanitarian aid to North Korea in 2022

Seoul approves over $4M in private humanitarian aid to North Korea in 2022

South Korea says it approved 12th shipment in December, though DPRK has rejected most assistance during pandemic

Seoul approves over $4M in private humanitarian aid to North Korea in 2022
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 3, 2023
ROK military welcomes sharing intel with Japan on North Korean missile launches

ROK military welcomes sharing intel with Japan on North Korean missile launches

Official says cooperation would improve responses, after media report that two sides look to share real-time radar data

ROK military welcomes sharing intel with Japan on North Korean missile launches
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 2, 2023
Kim Jong Un’s biggest accomplishments of 2022, according to state propaganda

Kim Jong Un’s biggest accomplishments of 2022, according to state propaganda

Main newspaper lauds missiles, COVID ‘victory’ and construction while glossing over food shortages and other problems

Kim Jong Un’s biggest accomplishments of 2022, according to state propaganda
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy December 30, 2022
Explainer: How North Korea is developing drones into weapons of war

Explainer: How North Korea is developing drones into weapons of war

Experts say adaptability of unmanned aerial systems provides multiple ways for DPRK to challenge South Korean defenses

Explainer: How North Korea is developing drones into weapons of war
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy December 29, 2022
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