April 15, 2024


Bryan Betts

Bryan Betts

Bryan Betts is the Managing Editor of NK News. He has covered the Koreas for Yonhap News Agency, The Diplomat and Korea Exposé and previously worked as a newspaper reporter in South Carolina and New Mexico.


US requests UN Security Council meeting to discuss North Korea human rights

Washington says briefing next week would be first since 2017 and is ‘long overdue’

Bryan BettsBryan BettsAugust 11, 2023

North Korea invites Chinese delegation, first foreign visit since pandemic began

State media announces visit for Korean War anniversary in significant development for DPRK’s COVID border controls

Bryan BettsBryan BettsJuly 24, 2023

Seoul asks North Korea to give notice before releasing water from border dam

Request comes as DPRK authorities warn of heavy rain in border areas following start of monsoon season

Bryan BettsBryan BettsJune 30, 2023

North Korea fires first missiles in months in response to US-ROK drills

DPRK issues ‘strong warning’ against ‘hostile’ exercises as it launches two short-range ballistic missiles into East Sea


Russia ‘in process’ of buying North Korean ammunition for Ukraine war, US says

US officials confirm media reports but give no indication DPRK has already shipped artillery shells and rockets

Bryan BettsBryan BettsSeptember 7, 2022

Prosecutors raid Presidential Archives over forced repatriation of North Koreans

Search seeks records that shine light on Moon administration’s decision-making process in controversial 2019 case

Bryan BettsBryan Betts | Sojin JungAugust 19, 2022

Gavi ‘understands’ North Korea administering COVID-19 vaccines from China

Global vaccine alliance tells NK News that Beijing provided doses, without stating number or type of vaccines

Bryan BettsBryan BettsJune 4, 2022

North Korea reports no COVID cases amid signs of trade restart with Russia

Number of people screened increases slightly as testing of workers handling imported cargo continues

Bryan BettsBryan BettsApril 11, 2022

UN Panel of Experts details North Korea sanctions violations in latest report

A roundup of NK News and NK Pro coverage of key findings on weapons development, illegal shipping, cyberattacks and more

Bryan BettsBryan BettsApril 4, 2022

North Korean COVID-19 testing plummets from record highs

DPRK collects less than quarter of samples reported in early March, as Gavi continues ‘dialogue’ with North on vaccines

Bryan BettsBryan BettsMarch 28, 2022
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