July 07, 2022

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]

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What Yoon’s win means for security and foreign relations on the Korean Peninsula

US and Japan will welcome Yoon Suk-yeol’s election win, but his tough talk risks tensions with China and North Korea

James FretwellJames FretwellMarch 10, 2022
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North Korea-Ukraine relations: Why the DPRK stands to support Russia’s invasion

Pyongyang will continue to side with longtime ally Moscow, as long as it continues to undermine sanctions on DPRK

James FretwellJames FretwellFebruary 25, 2022
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Why Kim Jong Il’s 80th birthday bash went off without much of a bang

North Korea may have refrained from new missile reveals or launches due to Winter Olympics and resource constraints

James FretwellJames FretwellFebruary 17, 2022
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Moon Jae-in’s last-ditch attempt to salvage his North Korea legacy

In wide-ranging interview, Moon appeals to those at home and abroad to continue his vision for peace on the peninsula

James FretwellJames FretwellFebruary 10, 2022
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Phoning it in: Expect another year of nothing from Biden on North Korea

Dealing with Kim Jong Un is more difficult than ever, and the White House has shown little urgency on engaging Pyongyang

James FretwellJames FretwellJanuary 20, 2022
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North Korea risks angering China with missile launches ahead of Winter Olympics

China’s looking for a PR win, and won’t appreciate Kim Jong Un stealing the spotlight in February

James FretwellJames FretwellJanuary 17, 2022
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Harder, better, faster: North Korea ups the ante with test of improved missile

Timing of latest launch with UN Security Council meeting underlines that DPRK is unlikely to face consequences

James FretwellJames FretwellJanuary 11, 2022
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Disgraced ex-president uses North Korea issues to rebrand as champion of freedom

Park Geun-hye’s team picked several letters from defectors praising the former South Korean leader for bestselling book

James FretwellJames FretwellJanuary 10, 2022
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Back with a bang: North Korea’s missile test is a sign of things to come in 2022

Short-range missile launches present new challenges to existing defense systems, but Kim knows he can get away scot-free

James FretwellJames FretwellJanuary 5, 2022
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Trouble a-brewin’: Overlooked North Korea developments set to boil over in 2022

Missile launches stole spotlight, but nuclear reactor restart, food problems and other issues don’t bode well for future

James FretwellJames FretwellDecember 31, 2021
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