February 21, 2024


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.


EXCLUSIVE: North Korean projectile debris fell near Pyongyang after test failure

Photo and eyewitness accounts suggest Wednesday’s unsuccessful launch put civilians at serious risk

Arius DerrArius DerrMarch 16, 2022

Yoon lays out plans for Seoul to ‘lead’ North Korea sanctions implementation

President-elect promises major departures from Moon administration in release outlining foreign policy priorities

Arius DerrArius Derr | Chaewon ChungMarch 14, 2022

North Korea votes against UN resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Pyongyang likely welcomes conflict that creates problems for the US or the West, experts say

Arius DerrArius Derr | Chaewon ChungMarch 3, 2022

China, not North Korea, driving major South Korean support for nukes: Poll

A wide majority of South Koreans want their country to go nuclear as perceptions of China worsen

Arius DerrArius DerrFebruary 22, 2022

North Korea rebukes Australia for ‘outrageous infringement’ on its sovereignty

Criticism of Canberra’s support for sanctions is latest DPRK state media attack since signing of AUKUS nuclear deal

Arius DerrArius DerrFebruary 17, 2022

North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government

Beijing foreign ministry statement follows reports that first rail shipment in 17 months crossed into DPRK on Monday

Arius DerrArius DerrJanuary 17, 2022

North Korea’s new foreign minister may switch tactics after the US elections

The first nine months of Ri Son Gwon’s rule kept up the status quo, but that could change depending on the elections

Arius DerrArius DerrOctober 22, 2020

What bananas in Belize can teach us about North Korea sanctions

The case of John Zabaneh reveals the economic and political spillover effects of targeted sanctions

Arius DerrArius DerrJune 25, 2019

How domestic concerns drive Moon Jae-in’s North Korea policy

Outside observers often fail to see what really motivates the South Korean President

Arius DerrArius DerrNovember 1, 2018