September 27, 2021

Foreign Relations

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North Korea tested new train-launched ballistic missile system: state media 

North Korea tested new train-launched ballistic missile system: state media 

State media claims it succeeded in firing missiles from a train to hit target off east coast

North Korea tested new train-launched ballistic missile system: state media 
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 15, 2021
Kim Yo Jong slams Moon for calling North Korea’s missile tests ‘provocative’

Kim Yo Jong slams Moon for calling North Korea’s missile tests ‘provocative’

State media publishes criticism of South Korean president hours after North and South both tested ballistic missiles

Kim Yo Jong slams Moon for calling North Korea’s missile tests ‘provocative’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 15, 2021
Seoul seeks to improve inter-Korean relations through 2022 Olympics: Blue House

Seoul seeks to improve inter-Korean relations through 2022 Olympics: Blue House

Chinese foreign minister voices support to ROK president, though it’s unclear if DPRK can attend the Winter Games

Seoul seeks to improve inter-Korean relations through 2022 Olympics: Blue House
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung September 15, 2021
North Korea denounces US ‘challenge’ to Beijing’s One China policy

North Korea denounces US ‘challenge’ to Beijing’s One China policy

DPRK again says Taiwan is part of China while Beijing's foreign minister visits Seoul

North Korea denounces US ‘challenge’ to Beijing’s One China policy
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung September 15, 2021
The US, ROK and Japan hold trilateral meeting after North Korean missile tests

The US, ROK and Japan hold trilateral meeting after North Korean missile tests

The three sides reportedly discussed ways to engage Pyongyang, with Seoul emphasizing humanitarian outreach

The US, ROK and Japan hold trilateral meeting after North Korean missile tests
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung September 14, 2021
South Koreans have learned to stop worrying and love the bomb, polling suggests

South Koreans have learned to stop worrying and love the bomb, polling suggests

Leading think tank finds consistent support for nuclear armament among general public every year for the past decade

South Koreans have learned to stop worrying and love the bomb, polling suggests
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung September 14, 2021
Nuclear watchdog chief urges North Korea to uphold nonproliferation treaty

Nuclear watchdog chief urges North Korea to uphold nonproliferation treaty

Statement comes after International Atomic Energy Agency recently reported activity at Yongbyon nuclear complex

Nuclear watchdog chief urges North Korea to uphold nonproliferation treaty
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung September 14, 2021
A 200th episode roundtable – NKNews Podcast Ep. 200

A 200th episode roundtable – NKNews Podcast Ep. 200

NK News journalists and contributors discuss North Korea’s nighttime military parade, cruise missile tests and more

A 200th episode roundtable – NKNews Podcast Ep. 200
NK News
NK News September 13, 2021
Why North Korea tested new cruise missiles days after a military parade

Why North Korea tested new cruise missiles days after a military parade

Tests may have aimed at boosting morale and building up capabilities, rather than sending message to US, experts say

Why North Korea tested new cruise missiles days after a military parade
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Jeongmin Kim September 13, 2021
How Xi Jinping’s growing personality cult differs from Kim family worship

How Xi Jinping’s growing personality cult differs from Kim family worship

North Korea’s idolatry is rooted in past accomplishments while China’s Xi stakes his legitimacy on future performance

How Xi Jinping’s growing personality cult differs from Kim family worship
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young September 13, 2021