May 17, 2021

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James Fretwell

James Fretwell

James Fretwell is Assistant Editor at NK News. Follow him on Twitter @JamesFretwe11 or get in touch at [email protected]

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Silence on North Korea’s reunification committee bad sign for talks with South

Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country largely invisible after prominent role in historic rapprochement

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Why South Korea’s Democrats are still the best of a bad bunch for North Korea

North Korea may bash South Korea's ruling party from time to time, but they're still better than the alternatives

Author Image James Fretwell May 6, 2021
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The US policy review is finished, but it’s same old, same old to North Korea

The Biden administration says it will pursue diplomacy and deterrence, but all North Korea sees is more hostile policy

Author Image James Fretwell May 2, 2021
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With only a year left, Moon pitches American public on his hope for peace

South Korea’s president tries to sway US citizens and entice Biden to pick up from where his predecessor dropped out

Author Image James Fretwell April 22, 2021
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North Korea wants Biden’s attention. The best way to get it: ballistic missiles.

Kim Jong Un fired two short-range ballistic missiles to get on the U.S.’ agenda before a key policy review is finished

Author Image James Fretwell March 25, 2021
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Kim and Moon are the biggest losers of Blinken’s Asia visit

The Biden administration is not offering Pyongyang the flexibility that both North and South Korea likely hoped for

Author Image James Fretwell March 19, 2021
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Why Kim Yo Jong will complain about US-ROK military drills until the end of time

Military exercises have little impact on talks with North Korea, regardless of angry words from Kim Jong Un’s sister

Author Image James Fretwell March 17, 2021
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Japan’s back in the North Korea game, but it faces nearly impossible challenges

North Korea’s long-range nuclear threat could overshadow Japan’s other security priorities

Author Image James Fretwell February 23, 2021
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Seven decades of friendship and envy: North Korea’s relations with Vietnam

Vietnam achieved what the Kim regime never could: national reunification and a booming economy

Author Image James Fretwell February 1, 2021
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New US State Department pick spells doom for Moon’s North Korea policies

Jung H. Pak supports using maximum pressure rather than showy summits in order to force Kim into giving up his nukes

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