March 04, 2021

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Won-Gi Jung

Won-Gi Jung is a reporter based in Seoul. He previously worked for the CSIS Korea Chair and East Asia Institute. Follow him on Twitter: @jungwongida.

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Alleged victim files criminal complaint, author of “Dear Leader” memoir and second alleged perpetrator claim innocence

Won-Gi Jung January 29, 2021

State Department pick suggests further departure from Trump’s North Korea policy

Jung H. Pak announced that she’ll be deputy assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs

Won-Gi Jung January 27, 2021

Seoul wants to reunite families separated by the Korean War for Lunar New Year

Unification minister Lee In-young calls for family reunions over video, but it’s unclear whether Pyongyang will respond

Won-Gi Jung January 25, 2021

A UN treaty banned nukes, but the biggest nuclear powers didn’t sign it

A new U.N. treaty will have a symbolic significance at best when it comes to North Korea, experts say

Won-Gi Jung January 22, 2021

Tainted with stigma, a North Korean defector school has nowhere to go

For years now, Yeomyung School has run into red tape while looking for a new spot

Won-Gi Jung January 21, 2021

South Korea to replace Kang Kyung-wha, the nation’s first woman foreign minister

After three and a half years, Kang is stepping down and will be replaced by Chung Eui-yong

Won-Gi Jung January 20, 2021

North Korea vows to assert more control over the economy and fix past woes

DPRK leaders promised to take more control of the economy at the Supreme People’s Assembly on Sunday, state media says

Won-Gi Jung January 17, 2021

Supreme People’s Assembly, explained: Why North Korea is on the political move

The legislative meeting will kick-off the five-year plan discussed at Pyongyang’s Party Congress

Won-Gi Jung January 14, 2021

Time is running out: Moon Jae-in’s North Korea goals are looking more unlikely

Experts say that South Korea is paralyzed by its conflicting goals of boosting defense and wooing Pyongyang

Won-Gi Jung January 12, 2021

Kim Jong Un absent as officials talk military, science plans at Party Congress

Leaders ironed out finer details about future agriculture, science, defense capabilities and industry plans

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