James Fretwell was an analyst at NK News.
Kim Kil Uk died without facing charges in Japan, and his case shows how Pyongyang used threats to get its way
Christy Gavitt says aid helped vulnerable and built goodwill during 90s famine, despite heavy controls on relief work
Experts say Russian military aid would enrage South Korea but question if it would retaliate by sending arms to Ukraine
Experts say DPRK will note how militants exploited vulnerabilities but stress Hamas is pursuing very different goals
DPRK could send amunition, spare parts or rocket launchers but such support would not make ‘transformative difference’
Retired ROK Lt. Gen. Chun In-bum tells NK News about his experiences of deadly DPRK bombing in Burma 40 years ago
Clarence Adams questioned why he should fight North Korea when the US discriminated against African Americans back home
Experts say leader can be lenient toward mistakes by those he trusts, but ruthless when they cross political red lines
King reportedly sought refuge in DPRK or third country, and experts say regime may view him as too much trouble to keep
Experts say Beijing welcomes cooperation that increases North Korean stability, but also doesn’t want to provoke US
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