April 24, 2024


Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is the Lead Correspondent at NK News and Editorial Director at KOREA PRO, based in Seoul. Kim covers inter-Korean relations and North and South Korean foreign and military affairs. Kim has covered the 2022 ROK presidential election on the ground, and prior to joining NK News, she worked for the CSIS Korea Chair in Washington D.C. and Reuters news agency’s Seoul bureau.


US, ROK kick off military drills on ‘neutralizing’ North Korean nuke threats

Joint aerial training with F-15K and F-16 jets headlines first day of Freedom Shield large-scale exercises

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimMarch 4, 2024

Large-scale US-ROK drills to start March 4 amid elevated North Korea tensions

Freedom Shield will feature live-fire exercises on shooting down DPRK cruise missiles but not training near border

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimFebruary 28, 2024

Lee Nak-yon calls for Yoon administration to seek summit with North Korea

Progressive politician suggests Moon Jae-in play role in engaging Pyongyang, stresses need to reduce military tensions

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimFebruary 27, 2024

Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city

Unification ministry says defectors testified about Korean War graves, a finding that could support remains recovery

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Lina ParkFebruary 21, 2024

ROK pro-unification group disbands in response to North Korea policy changes

Move comes after Kim Jong Un declared unification ‘impossible’ and called for dissolving counterpart organization

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimFebruary 21, 2024

Kim Yo Jong floats possible engagement between North Korea and Japan

But DPRK leader’s sister caveated statement as being her ‘personal views,’ adding conditions Tokyo must first meet 

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimFebruary 16, 2024

North Korea fires multiple cruise missiles off the east coast: ROK military

JCS says ‘several rounds’ of unidentified cruise missiles were detected at sea northeast of Wonsan City

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimFebruary 14, 2024

ABC’s of North Korea news: Confusing acronyms and abbreviations you should know

NK News compiled list of military terms, policy group names and codewords often seen in press releases and headlines

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimFebruary 12, 2024

Yoon says ROK can build nukes but doesn’t want sanctions like North Korea

The president made remarks in pre-recorded interview during which he raised the possibility of engagement with DPRK

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Lina ParkFebruary 8, 2024

Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate

The measure aims to bring closure to families in the DPRK as soured ties leave little room for cooperation on the issue

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimFebruary 7, 2024