James Fretwell is an Analyst at NK News.
Park Geun-hye’s team picked several letters from defectors praising the former South Korean leader for bestselling book
Short-range missile launches present new challenges to existing defense systems, but Kim knows he can get away scot-free
Missile launches stole spotlight, but nuclear reactor restart, food problems and other issues don’t bode well for future
US won’t have ambassador for months, frustrating Moon Jae-in as he strives for breakthrough with North Korea
Ten more years of Kim means more missiles and more oppression, all at the expense of the North Korean people
Moon Jae-in says two Koreas, US and China agree ‘in principle’ to end the war, but excitement is likely premature
Prying foreign eyes leaving the country, fewer defectors and calls for sanctions relief among benefits for Kim regime
Biden has yet to even announce a nominee for the key role that works to improve human rights in the country
Biden could support greater military developments in South Korea in efforts to thwart China’s regional ambitions
Seoul is insistent, but Pyongyang and Washington are stuck on what comes first: denuclearization or sanctions relief
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