James Fretwell was an analyst at NK News.
The former vice president has advocated for US-DPRK talks, but he doesn’t want a Trumpian “photo op” if elected in 2020
Many see Joe Biden only as “strategic patience.” But if elected, he may take things in an entirely different direction.
Sanctions, flooding, COVID-19 and other 2020 conditions look eerily similar to what caused the devastating 1990s famine
The loss of embassy and aid workers in the DPRK may lead to dark era of extreme isolation and limited information
Calls for a united homeland have become gradually quieter since liberation from Japanese colonial rule in 1945
North Korea sees the United States’ refusal to apologize as a sign that Washington might use nuclear weapons again
The pact's anniversary means only one year until the two allies' defense commitments are due to be renewed
Pyongyang officially claims no infections within its territory, and has taken strict steps to stave off an outbreak
DPRK historians assert Kim Il Sung's anti-Japanese guerilla exploits won independence from Japanese colonial rule
Salisbury and Lee's visit to North Korea provided Americans with a long-awaited glimpse into life in the Hermit Kingdom
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