James Fretwell was an analyst at NK News.
Proposed bilateral cooperation would violate sanctions and shows Russian support for UN resolutions is waning fast
Pyongyang has set stage for retaliatory action by blaming balloons for spreading COVID, posing a dilemma for Seoul
Conservatives have often ramped up anti-regime propaganda when in power but may have trouble doing so this time
Washington could consider everything from boosting missile defenses to information campaigns
Kim Jong Un’s warm words do not match his aggressive actions, but will add an air of confusion about his true intentions
The move would open a door for better US-DPRK relations but set a damning precedent for global nonproliferation
Albright, who died on Wednesday at 84, met Kim Jong Il in 2000 when better bilateral relations seemed possible
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol has a chance to help defectors but faces major challenges to reaching those in the DPRK
US and Japan will welcome Yoon Suk-yeol’s election win, but his tough talk risks tensions with China and North Korea
Pyongyang will continue to side with longtime ally Moscow, as long as it continues to undermine sanctions on DPRK
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