January 18, 2022

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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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On Chuseok, Koreans pray for their loved ones across the border in North Korea

On Chuseok, Koreans pray for their loved ones across the border in North Korea

As others visited family, those who can’t because of the Koreas' division gathered to remember long-lost relatives

On Chuseok, Koreans pray for their loved ones across the border in North Korea
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung September 22, 2021
Expert roundup: What to make of recent missile tests by North and South Korea

Expert roundup: What to make of recent missile tests by North and South Korea

Analysts see ‘little light’ on horizon for peaceful breakthrough after last week’s cruise and ballistic missile tests

Expert roundup: What to make of recent missile tests by North and South Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Won-Gi Jung September 21, 2021
Seoul seeks to improve inter-Korean relations through 2022 Olympics: Blue House

Seoul seeks to improve inter-Korean relations through 2022 Olympics: Blue House

Chinese foreign minister voices support to ROK president, though it’s unclear if DPRK can attend the Winter Games

Seoul seeks to improve inter-Korean relations through 2022 Olympics: Blue House
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung September 15, 2021
South Korea announces successful ballistic missile launch from submarine

South Korea announces successful ballistic missile launch from submarine

Underwater launch follows North Korean ballistic missile tests and makes ROK eighth country with an SLBM

South Korea announces successful ballistic missile launch from submarine
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung September 15, 2021
South Koreans have learned to stop worrying and love the bomb, polling suggests

South Koreans have learned to stop worrying and love the bomb, polling suggests

Leading think tank finds consistent support for nuclear armament among general public every year for the past decade

South Koreans have learned to stop worrying and love the bomb, polling suggests
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung September 14, 2021
North Korea’s military parade targeted domestic audience: experts

North Korea’s military parade targeted domestic audience: experts

Despite saber-rattling around US-ROK joint drill, regime focused on internal solidarity amid food crisis and COVID-19

North Korea’s military parade targeted domestic audience: experts
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung September 10, 2021
No new ballistic missiles shown at overnight parade in Pyongyang

No new ballistic missiles shown at overnight parade in Pyongyang

North Korea marks 73rd founding anniversary with third nighttime procession in past year, but leaves out major weapons

No new ballistic missiles shown at overnight parade in Pyongyang
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung September 8, 2021
National Assembly speaker repeats call for inter-Korean parliamentary conference

National Assembly speaker repeats call for inter-Korean parliamentary conference

Proposals for dialogue with North’s ‘rubber stamp’ parliament go back decades, but a meeting remains unlikely

National Assembly speaker repeats call for inter-Korean parliamentary conference
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung September 8, 2021
Chinese city bordering North Korea cracks down on ‘illegal’ foreigners

Chinese city bordering North Korea cracks down on ‘illegal’ foreigners

Expert says North Koreans defect near Baishan, as city officials offer rewards for reporting foreigners

Chinese city bordering North Korea cracks down on ‘illegal’ foreigners
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung September 3, 2021
New South Korean missiles will be stronger, more precise and fly longer: MND

New South Korean missiles will be stronger, more precise and fly longer: MND

Defense ministry's new five-year plan anticipates 26% increase in spending, amid fears of an arms race with North Korea

New South Korean missiles will be stronger, more precise and fly longer: MND
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung September 2, 2021
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