December 07, 2021

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Fretwell

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

NK PRO
Analysis

Political disputes leave US no closer to appointing DPRK human rights envoy

Biden has yet to even announce a nominee for the key role that works to improve human rights in the country

James FretwellJames FretwellNovember 24, 2021
NK PRO
Analysis

North Korea has reasons to worry as US-China tensions rise over Taiwan

Biden could support greater military developments in South Korea in efforts to thwart China’s regional ambitions

James FretwellJames FretwellNovember 16, 2021
NK PRO
Analysis

Despite the hype, North Korea and US won’t play ball on ending the Korean War

Seoul is insistent, but Pyongyang and Washington are stuck on what comes first: denuclearization or sanctions relief

James FretwellJames FretwellNovember 8, 2021
NK PRO
Analysis

North Korea-Iran relations: Overview, analysis and what to expect going forward

Pyongyang and Tehran's WMD and conventional weapons proliferation threatens Northeast Asia, the Middle East and the U.S.

James FretwellJames FretwellOctober 26, 2021
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Analysis

Naughty or nice? How North Korea can change the game up to Christmas and beyond

Moon's term in office may end in Olympic and summit glory, but Kim could spoil it all with more and bigger missile tests

James FretwellJames FretwellOctober 5, 2021
NK PRO
Analysis

The tangled fates of the Koreas and the UN: An NK Pro deep dive

NK Pro explores the UN’s pivotal role on the peninsula as North and South mark 30 years since becoming full UN members

James FretwellJames FretwellSeptember 17, 2021
Analysis

A hotline history: Why North Korea changes the game when it picks up the phone

The Kim regime has dictated the pace of events on the peninsula by choosing when — and when not — to answer the phone

James FretwellJames FretwellJuly 27, 2021
NK PRO
Analysis

No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world

Circumstances in the DPRK are dire, and lack of new arrivals cuts off key information source

James FretwellJames FretwellJuly 22, 2021
Evergreen

Book review: Robert R. King’s ‘Patterns of Impunity’

The former Obama official convincingly argues why human rights should remain a top priority for Washington

James FretwellJames FretwellJune 18, 2021
NK PRO
Analysis

Three years on, little for US and North Korea to build on from Singapore deal

The Korean Peninsula is now far further from the ‘peace and prosperity’ promised in 2018

James FretwellJames FretwellJune 11, 2021
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