April 13, 2024


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.


North Korea shutters embassy in Libya marking sixth closure in Africa

DPRK missions subject to spate of closures since last year which some experts say relates to lack of economic benefits

Joe SmithJoe Smith | Joon Ha ParkJanuary 30, 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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