Wang Son-taek is diplomatic correspondent for South Korea’s YTN news network and one of the country’s leading journalists on North Korea and diplomatic affairs.
A potential reshuffle in the DPRK foreign ministry speaks to shifting sands among Pyongyang's leadership
The DPRK's response to COVID-19 shows their health system is highly organized but vulnerable to outbreaks of disease
There is little demand domestically in either the U.S. or the DPRK for another summit between their two leaders
Moon Jae-in remains tied to a failed policy as Kim Jong Un reverts to the hardline style of the past
Western discourse on the DPRK is rife with misunderstanding about Pyongyang's real needs and intentions
The DPRK leader wants a deal with the U.S., but he can fall back on Russia, China, and "Juche" should efforts fail
Historical issues between the two countries must be resolved if the U.S. is to achieve its trilateral alliance
The DPRK leader is presented as a man who has overcome many obstacles, and is ready for the challenges of the future
The disastrous Hanoi summit likely pushed the DPRK into taking a more hardline position
President Moon must take stock of where things went wrong and work to restore trust with Kim Jong Un
Specialist news and analysis, research tools, and unique data sets
Internet Explorer is not compatible with this website. We instead recommend using Chrome, Edge, Firefox or Safari.
Microsoft ceased supporting IE 10 and older in 2016.
In addition, Microsoft cyber-security chief Chris Jackson has been urging users to stop using the browser since February 2019.
Join the influential community of members who rely on NK News original news and in-depth reporting
Enter your details below
Sign In Forgot Password?
Don't have an account? SIGN UP
Already have an account? SIGN IN
Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.