May 07, 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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US official visits Tokyo, vows to pursue North Korea denuclearization

US official visits Tokyo, vows to pursue North Korea denuclearization

Experts say U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s choice in words will matter for any future nuclear negotiations

US official visits Tokyo, vows to pursue North Korea denuclearization
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 16, 2021
South Korea defends military exercises after Kim Yo Jong threatens retaliation

South Korea defends military exercises after Kim Yo Jong threatens retaliation

Kim Jong Un’s sister slammed military drills, but Seoul’s defense ministry said that they’re “defensive in nature”

South Korea defends military exercises after Kim Yo Jong threatens retaliation
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 16, 2021
Why North Korea has ‘no reason’ to reply to Biden’s backchannel messages

Why North Korea has ‘no reason’ to reply to Biden’s backchannel messages

North Korea may be holding out for the US’ policy review or for better leverage during negotiations, experts say

Why North Korea has ‘no reason’ to reply to Biden’s backchannel messages
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 15, 2021
North Korea remains quiet five days into US-ROK joint military drill

North Korea remains quiet five days into US-ROK joint military drill

Pyongyang appears to refrain from denouncing exercise as rehearsals for invasion

North Korea remains quiet five days into US-ROK joint military drill
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 12, 2021
Seoul to launch English website to promote ‘balanced discourse’ on North Korea

Seoul to launch English website to promote ‘balanced discourse’ on North Korea

Unification ministry budgets $500,000 for content platform modeled after 38 North

Seoul to launch English website to promote ‘balanced discourse’ on North Korea
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 11, 2021
South Korea to pay almost 14% more to fund US military presence in the country

South Korea to pay almost 14% more to fund US military presence in the country

Seoul accepts proportionate increase in payments until 2025 as defense budget grows

South Korea to pay almost 14% more to fund US military presence in the country
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 10, 2021
Sending leaflets to North Korea from third countries not banned, Seoul says

Sending leaflets to North Korea from third countries not banned, Seoul says

South Korea's unification ministry clarifies questions raised by so-called "anti-leaflet law"

Sending leaflets to North Korea from third countries not banned, Seoul says
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 9, 2021
Sanctions may be pushing North Korea to cut down trees for construction

Sanctions may be pushing North Korea to cut down trees for construction

Loss of tree cover appears to have jumped four times within a year, but questions remain: Experts

Sanctions may be pushing North Korea to cut down trees for construction
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 8, 2021
US and South Korea agree on ‘meaningful increase’ of Seoul’s defense share

US and South Korea agree on ‘meaningful increase’ of Seoul’s defense share

Seoul’s contribution to defense cost-sharing expected to grow but exact amount still under wraps

US and South Korea agree on ‘meaningful increase’ of Seoul’s defense share
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 8, 2021
US and South Korea to begin joint springtime military drill on Monday: ROK JCS

US and South Korea to begin joint springtime military drill on Monday: ROK JCS

Pyongyang has previously denounced the annual drills as rehearsals for an invasion of North Korea

US and South Korea to begin joint springtime military drill on Monday: ROK JCS
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 6, 2021
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