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July 20, 2024


John Everard

John Everard

John Everard was British Ambassador to North Korea, 2006–2008, following which he served on the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea. He writes and speaks regularly on North Korea issues.


The Panel of Experts on North Korea is dead. Long live the Panel of Experts.

End of UN group monitoring DPRK sanctions is a major loss, but it’s possible to limit damage and explore new approaches

John EverardJohn EverardMay 1, 2024

North Korea is a tinderbox. But no one can know what spark might ignite change.

History shows seemingly innocuous events can trigger political crisis, from the Arab Spring to collapse of Qing Dynasty

John EverardJohn EverardOctober 21, 2022

North Korea stands to lose more than it could gain by testing a nuclear weapon

A seventh test risks spoiling ties with benefactor China, but it’s unclear if that’s enough to deter the regime

John EverardJohn EverardJune 15, 2022

The UN has little appetite for more sanctions, and North Korea knows it

Pyongyang will likely continue missile testing as the US musters only strongly worded statements in response

John EverardJohn EverardFebruary 8, 2022

North Korea faces uncertain future after mass exodus of UN and foreign NGO staff

Last month, the last international NGO worker and last remaining U.N. staff members left North Korea

John EverardJohn EverardApril 12, 2021

Embassies in North Korea are quickly closing down — and that’s a big problem

Temporary withdrawals of Western European diplomats means fewer eyes and ears in Pyongyang for now, and in the future

John EverardJohn EverardAugust 21, 2020

Don’t count out China on N.Korea sanctions

Beijing’s interests may not include supporting Pyongyang indefinitely

John EverardJohn EverardFebruary 10, 2016