December 02, 2021

Foreign Relations

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US and South Korea to update war plans to deter evolving North Korean threats

US and South Korea to update war plans to deter evolving North Korean threats

Two sides will also conduct assessment next fall for transfer of wartime operational control, defense chiefs say

US and South Korea to update war plans to deter evolving North Korean threats
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 2, 2021
North Korean capitalism’s failure in the Third World

North Korean capitalism’s failure in the Third World

Pyongyang mixed economics and politics as it competed with Seoul and sought new trade partners in the Global South

North Korean capitalism’s failure in the Third World
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young December 2, 2021
North Korean diplomat meets Chinese counterpart ahead of ROK official’s visit

North Korean diplomat meets Chinese counterpart ahead of ROK official’s visit

Talks in Beijing come amid reports South Korea seeks to discuss end-of-war declaration with China

North Korean diplomat meets Chinese counterpart ahead of ROK official’s visit
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 1, 2021
Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of regime sympathizers?

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of regime sympathizers?

Former Pyongyang elite says few care about overseas supporters and responds to those who doubt defector stories

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of regime sympathizers?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley December 1, 2021
US to maintain military posture in South Korea to deter DPRK, Chinese threats

US to maintain military posture in South Korea to deter DPRK, Chinese threats

Pentagon announces ‘no changes’ after global posture review, as expert say US eyes expanded role for USFK

US to maintain military posture in South Korea to deter DPRK, Chinese threats
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung November 30, 2021
North Korean man arrested 41 days after daring Chinese prison escape

North Korean man arrested 41 days after daring Chinese prison escape

Chinese police, netizens heavily promoted efforts to capture man who was serving time in Jilin Province prison

North Korean man arrested 41 days after daring Chinese prison escape
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 29, 2021
Palestinian envoy exits DPRK while Russian ambassador refutes earlier report

Palestinian envoy exits DPRK while Russian ambassador refutes earlier report

Alexander Matsegora says nine Russian diplomats in North Korea after NK News report on foreign exodus from capital city

Palestinian envoy exits DPRK while Russian ambassador refutes earlier report
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 29, 2021
Japan unlikely to support an end-of-war declaration with North Korea: experts

Japan unlikely to support an end-of-war declaration with North Korea: experts

Unresolved abduction issue and preference for multilateral approach inform Tokyo’s position, experts tell NK News

Japan unlikely to support an end-of-war declaration with North Korea: experts
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung November 26, 2021
Lee Jae-myung vows to meet Kim Jong Un but rejects Trump’s ‘rosy’ approach

Lee Jae-myung vows to meet Kim Jong Un but rejects Trump’s ‘rosy’ approach

Progressive candidate criticizes focus on ‘big deal’ with North Korea and claims sanctions have not worked as intended

Lee Jae-myung vows to meet Kim Jong Un but rejects Trump’s ‘rosy’ approach
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 25, 2021
On North Korea, it’s not just the US that’s using ‘strategic patience’

On North Korea, it’s not just the US that’s using ‘strategic patience’

Biden has prioritized China over the DPRK, and Beijing and Moscow have shown no urgency on denuclearization

On North Korea, it’s not just the US that’s using ‘strategic patience’
Rob York
Rob York November 25, 2021
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