February 21, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Arius Derr

Arius Derr

Arius Derr is Editor at NK News and NK Pro, based in Canberra. He was also Managing Editor from 2021 to 2022 and Deputy Managing Editor from 2022 to 2023. Prior to that he was an editor at East Asia Forum and KBS, South Korea’s public broadcaster. His graduate research focuses on U.S. nuclear policy and U.S.-DPRK relations. Follow him on Twitter @AriusDerr.

Analysis

What to make of reports that Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for summit with Putin

Experts disagree on if Russia needs North Korean arms but say both sides seek to counter US-ROK military cooperation

Arius DerrArius Derr | Chad O'Carroll | Joe SmithSeptember 5, 2023
News

Angry Kim Jong Un slams top official over farm flooding, calls for punishment

Expert says criticism aims to show North Korean leader cares about disaster response after state failed to prepare

Arius DerrArius DerrAugust 22, 2023
News

North Korea warns of ‘thermo-nuclear war’ due to US-ROK drills, Camp David deals

State media slams Ulchi Freedom Shield exercises and US-ROK-Japan trilateral summit, threatening ‘offensive’ response

Arius DerrArius DerrAugust 22, 2023
News

North Korea fires ballistic missiles as US nuclear missile submarine visits ROK

Short-range missile launch likely demonstration of ability to accurately strike USS Kentucky at Busan base, expert says

Arius DerrArius Derr | Colin ZwirkoJuly 19, 2023
News

North Korean state media backs Russia, says Wagner chief will be ‘put down’

Pyongyang and Moscow convene meeting day after Yevgeny Prigozhin reaches apparent deal with Putin to end rebellion

Arius DerrArius DerrJune 26, 2023
News

Man’s body found at border to be cremated after North Korea refuses to accept it

DPRK has ignored multiple offers to repatriate remains of suspected citizens, including children, since last year

Arius DerrArius Derr | Ifang BremerJune 16, 2023
News

In Hiroshima, G7 leaders reaffirm commitment to North Korea’s denuclearization

Group says sanctions and talks critical to compel DPRK to ‘abandon’ nukes, repeating that it will never be nuclear state

Arius DerrArius DerrMay 22, 2023
News

US invited ROK and Japanese admirals aboard nuclear submarine, new photos show

Expert says tour of USS Maine aimed to promote ‘trilateral mindset’ as US seeks coalition to counter North Korea

Arius DerrArius DerrMay 4, 2023
Analysis

Politics and shortages undercut Russian threat to arm North Korea: Analysis

Experts says Moscow can’t currently afford to retaliate against greater ROK role in Ukraine by providing newest weapons

Arius DerrArius Derr | Ifang BremerApril 21, 2023
News

North Korea genetically engineering biological weapons for military use: US

State Department report warns DPRK is improving ability to weaponize viruses and continues to produce fissile material

Arius DerrArius DerrApril 19, 2023
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