February 21, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joon Ha Park

Joon Ha Park

Joon Ha Park is an Editorial Intern at NK News and has previously written on issues related to the two Koreas at The Peninsula Report.

News

North Korea threatens ‘ruthless punishment’ after first-ever US-ROK cyber drills

Pyongyang’s official news agency frames landmark exercise as part of US-led ‘war provocation moves’ to end Kim regime

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Shreyas ReddyJanuary 29, 2024
News

North Koreans warned to brace for frigid weather as cold snap grips peninsula

Experts say millions residing outside Pyongyang at particular risk of exposure as temperatures plummet well below zero

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkJanuary 24, 2024
News

ROK defense minister tells air force to end DPRK leadership if it starts war

Comments follow navy’s announcement on drills to prepare for infiltrating enemy terrority as North Korea’s threats surge

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkJanuary 24, 2024
Features

Distilling a life: A North Korean escapee takes her homebrews out of the shadows

Kim Seonghui learned the North's art of alcohol in secret. Now she’s turning it into a business in the South.

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Joon Ha ParkJanuary 22, 2024
Interviews

Interview: Former head of Kaesong group still hopes for inter-Korean cooperation

As tensions rise, Kim Jin-hyang recalls positive exchanges between North and South Koreans at Kaesong Industrial Complex

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Shreyas ReddyJanuary 15, 2024
Interviews

Interview: How a North Korean defector’s daring escape led him to ROK politics

Park Choong-kwon went from studying missiles in DPRK to working at Hyundai Steel and advising the South’s ruling party

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha ParkJanuary 12, 2024
Analysis

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
News

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

News

South Korea to dissolve foundation in charge of inter-Korean industrial park

Seoul cites cost of operating foundation and unauthorized North Korean activity at Kaesong complex closed since 2016

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Shreyas ReddyJanuary 4, 2024
News

Kim Jong Un’s daughter is his ‘most likely successor’: Seoul spy agency

Statement marks first time NIS has identified child as future leader, after previously expressing skepticism

Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Shreyas ReddyJanuary 4, 2024