December 08, 2022

Foreign Relations

Information related to the North Korea’s foreign relations

Why North Korea forged enduring friendship with Syria, but not neighboring Iraq
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Why North Korea forged enduring friendship with Syria, but not neighboring Iraq

Geopolitical realities more than simple loyalty have driven Pyongyang’s ties with the ideologically similar regimes

Why North Korea forged enduring friendship with Syria, but not neighboring Iraq
Balazs Szalontai
Balazs Szalontai October 11, 2022
North Korea tells UN that sanctions hinder global socioeconomic progress

North Korea tells UN that sanctions hinder global socioeconomic progress

UN Panel of Experts has noted sanctions impact but says DPRK also contributes to its ‘dismal’ humanitarian situation

North Korea tells UN that sanctions hinder global socioeconomic progress
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer October 11, 2022
Are North Korea’s missile tests building up to something big? – Ep. 257
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Are North Korea’s missile tests building up to something big? – Ep. 257

The NK News team discusses DPRK state media’s weapons reveals, a missile over Japan, US-ROK responses and more

Are North Korea’s missile tests building up to something big? – Ep. 257
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 11, 2022
With missile over Japan, North Korea reminds US that it’s not going anywhere
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With missile over Japan, North Korea reminds US that it’s not going anywhere

Pyongyang wants sanctions relief and will continue to ramp up pressure through tests until Washington relents

With missile over Japan, North Korea reminds US that it’s not going anywhere
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 10, 2022
US-ROK-Japan military drills a factor in North Korea’s missile tests, China says

US-ROK-Japan military drills a factor in North Korea’s missile tests, China says

Beijing foreign ministry calls for dialogue but says Washington needs to prove it has ‘no hostile intent’ toward DPRK

US-ROK-Japan military drills a factor in North Korea’s missile tests, China says
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca October 10, 2022
North Korea and Russia’s hot-and-cold relationship rapidly heats up
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North Korea and Russia’s hot-and-cold relationship rapidly heats up

Reported arms deal between the two less about solidarity and more about Kim Jong Un’s needs for hard cash

North Korea and Russia’s hot-and-cold relationship rapidly heats up
Edward Howell
Edward Howell October 7, 2022
Pushing the envelope? Full Trump-Kim letters released but authenticity unclear

Pushing the envelope? Full Trump-Kim letters released but authenticity unclear

South Korean journal provides full text of letters for first time but tells NK News it has never seen original copies

Pushing the envelope? Full Trump-Kim letters released but authenticity unclear
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | James Fretwell October 7, 2022
US, ROK conduct naval drills in response to North Korean ‘provocations’: Seoul

US, ROK conduct naval drills in response to North Korean ‘provocations’: Seoul

South Korean military says exercises strengthen allies’ defense posture, after additional DPRK missile tests this week

US, ROK conduct naval drills in response to North Korean ‘provocations’: Seoul
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 7, 2022
How faith-based groups can help North Korea — if they’re ever able to return
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How faith-based groups can help North Korea — if they’re ever able to return

A major pillar of aid to the DPRK could wither away as the country’s COVID controls and US travel ban restrict access

How faith-based groups can help North Korea — if they’re ever able to return
Joseph Yi
Joseph Yi October 7, 2022
State media review: North Korea says Kim Jong Un suffered during 1990s famine
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State media review: North Korea says Kim Jong Un suffered during 1990s famine

An in-depth analysis of efforts to paint leader as a man of the people, criticism of Canada and more

State media review: North Korea says Kim Jong Un suffered during 1990s famine
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung October 6, 2022
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