February 22, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ifang Bremer

Ifang Bremer

Ifang Bremer is a Seoul Correspondent at NK News. He has worked on investigations for The Guardian and The Observer and previously wrote features on Korea for Dutch newspaper NRC.

News

Dry winter weather to contribute to North Korean food insecurity, WFP projects

World Food Program says reduced snowmelt could harm crops, as pandemic controls appear to exacerbate food shortages

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Yeji ChungSeptember 27, 2022
News

UN report betrays infighting over humanitarian impact of North Korea sanctions

Disagreements on Panel of Experts result in no analysis on how sanctions affect DPRK’s people, advance draft states

Ifang BremerIfang BremerSeptember 23, 2022
News

Coffee and shampoo prices in North Korea fall to Earth after soaring last year

Source reports decline from pandemic highs, but expert says foreign good costs may not reflect broader economic trends

Ifang BremerIfang BremerSeptember 22, 2022
News

North Korean IT workers sell their skills on freelance platform Upwork: Report

DPRK allegedly hired Russians to create accounts for North Koreans to evade sanctions, UN Panel of Experts report states

Ifang BremerIfang BremerSeptember 20, 2022
News

Seoul to adopt offensive cybersecurity strategy as North Korean threats increase

National Security Office official says South Korea late to improving cyber deterrence and will emulate US Cyber Command

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Nils WeisenseeSeptember 20, 2022
News

US, South Korea vow ‘overwhelming’ response to North Korean nuke attack

Allies commit to deploy strategic assets in ‘timely, effective manner’ in high-level talks on nuclear deterrence

Ifang BremerIfang BremerSeptember 17, 2022
News

Most Americans think US should focus on issues other than North Korea: Poll

Experts say Ukraine war, pandemic and other problems have crowded out attention on DPRK nuclear weapons

Ifang BremerIfang BremerSeptember 15, 2022
News

Lawmakers reveal identities of two North Koreans forcibly repatriated in 2019

Statement says both fishermen in their 20s and from Chongjin, information that expert says ‘humanizes’ their case

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Jeongmin KimSeptember 15, 2022
Features

EXCLUSIVE: North Korean defector jailed for spying says South crushed his dreams

In exclusive letters from prison, man blackmailed by DPRK defends his actions as necessary to save family in country

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Sojin JungSeptember 14, 2022
COVID-19

North Korea keeps aid groups in the dark about its COVID vaccine campaign

Gavi and UNICEF say they have yet to receive requests for doses since DPRK suddenly announced it will start jabs

Ifang BremerIfang BremerSeptember 14, 2022
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