September 27, 2021


Won-Gi Jung

Won-Gi Jung is a reporter based in Seoul. He previously worked for the CSIS Korea Chair and East Asia Institute. Follow him on Twitter: @jungwongida.


North Korea’s Party Congress, explained: Why all eyes are on Kim this January

The Eighth Party Congress is expected to make a major reveal in terms of DPRK politics, the economy and more

Won-Gi JungWon-Gi JungDecember 28, 2020

US-ROK military exercises must not provoke North Korea: unification minister

Lee In-young says he hopes the Biden administration will respect Seoul's call for smaller-scale joint military exercises

Won-Gi JungWon-Gi JungDecember 25, 2020

Fearing frozen foods, North Korea leverages shaky science to warn of COVID-19

State media’s questionable list of coronavirus-spreading things is growing, from birds to snowflakes to frozen treats

Won-Gi JungWon-Gi JungDecember 22, 2020

Human rights group warns of unfair surveillance after new South Korean amendment

Seoul tried to limit National Intelligence Service power in a recent amendment, but HRW says it’s not enough

Won-Gi JungWon-Gi JungDecember 22, 2020

North Korea tested nearly 11,000 people for COVID-19 — zero ‘confirmed’ cases

The DPRK periodically reports testing and quarantine updates to the World Health Organization

Won-Gi JungWon-Gi JungDecember 21, 2020

After several border crossings, South Korea opts for high-tech monitoring system

The system, which has been in the works for years, will detect ground vibrations and supplement a dwindling military

Won-Gi JungWon-Gi JungDecember 18, 2020

UN renews DPRK human rights resolution, raising routine ire from Pyongyang

South Korea did not cosponsor the resolution for the second year in a row, but still supported it in a U.N. meeting

Won-Gi JungWon-Gi JungDecember 16, 2020

Defiant and dismayed, activists vow to break leaflet law and fight it in court

A day after Seoul passed a bill criminalizing leaflets send-overs to North Korea, opposers prep for constitutional court

Won-Gi JungWon-Gi JungDecember 15, 2020

South Korea’s intelligence agency loses power to investigate North Korea ties

A new law passed on Sunday will transfer investigative power to the country’s national police

Won-Gi JungWon-Gi JungDecember 14, 2020

Seoul is just hours away from passing a bill that can jail North Korea activists

A days-long filibuster is set to end soon, and legal experts say the bill will likely become law.

Won-Gi JungWon-Gi JungDecember 14, 2020