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.


North Korean drones pose major risk to South Korean airports, lawmaker says

Only small fraction of airfields have drone detection tech, Seoul confirms, but level of danger posed is less certain

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Joon Ha ParkJanuary 31, 2024

Yoon calls North Korea ‘irrational group’ for developing nuclear weapons

ROK president also slammed DPRK’s rejection of concept of shared Korean ethnicity during high-level defense meeting

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimJanuary 31, 2024

South Korea to develop drones for surveilling North Korea near sea border

Five-year project comes as tensions near Northern Limit Line increase after scrapping of inter-Korean military deal

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Joon Ha ParkJanuary 29, 2024

North Korea launches several cruise missiles into the Yellow Sea: JCS

The launch follows test of ‘hypersonic’ missile on Jan. 14 and DPRK’s apparent removal of unification monument

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimJanuary 24, 2024

North Korea to redefine border, purge unification language from constitution

Kim Jong Un calls for destroying inter-Korean rail line and monument while warning of risk of war with ‘hostile’ South

Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko | Jeongmin KimJanuary 16, 2024

North Korean foreign minister to visit Russia this week: State media

Choe Son Hui will visit Moscow after counterpart extended invitation for an ‘official visit’

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimJanuary 14, 2024

North Korea fires intermediate-range ballistic missile into East Sea: JCS

First known ballistic missile launch of 2024 comes after Kim Jong Un called for major reset in inter-Korean relations

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimJanuary 14, 2024

Why North Korea claims it hoodwinked Seoul with deceptive shelling operation

Experts doubt ROK military really mistook explosives for artillery, positing likely DPRK misinformation campaign

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Joon Ha ParkJanuary 8, 2024

North Korea fires more than 60 rounds of artillery near Northern Limit Line: JCS

Seoul says firing into maritime zone where ‘hostility is prohibited’ threatens peace on peninsula

Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko | Jeongmin KimJanuary 6, 2024

North Korean artillery fire triggers evacuation alerts for ROK border islands

South Korean military says DPRK fired more than 200 rounds, conducting own artillery drills in response

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