June 10, 2023

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Jumping the gun: South Korea’s mixed messaging on Japan and nuke planning talks

Jumping the gun: South Korea’s mixed messaging on Japan and nuke planning talks

A nuclear consulting group between US, ROK and Japan difficult pill to swallow in Seoul despite potential benefits

Jumping the gun: South Korea’s mixed messaging on Japan and nuke planning talks
James Fretwell
James Fretwell May 26, 2023
Russian envoy to North Korea says diplomats preparing to leave, cites shortages

Russian envoy to North Korea says diplomats preparing to leave, cites shortages

Alexander Matsegora throws cold water on rumors of imminent border reopening, decries ‘isolation’ and ‘health problems’

Russian envoy to North Korea says diplomats preparing to leave, cites shortages
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll May 26, 2023
US-ROK forces roll out big guns for ‘annihilation’ drills to counter North Korea

US-ROK forces roll out big guns for ‘annihilation’ drills to counter North Korea

Over 2,500 personnel and 600 assets feature in first day of ‘largest-ever’ joint live-fire drills by inter-Korean border

US-ROK forces roll out big guns for ‘annihilation’ drills to counter North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Jeongmin Kim May 25, 2023
South Korea to host high-level nonproliferation talks, multilateral WMD drills

South Korea to host high-level nonproliferation talks, multilateral WMD drills

North Korea’s ‘nuclear and missile provocations’ to be major focus at Proliferation Security Initiative, Seoul says

South Korea to host high-level nonproliferation talks, multilateral WMD drills
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy May 24, 2023
New North Korean firm boasts of role in building library at Zambian university

New North Korean firm boasts of role in building library at Zambian university

NK News investigation links company to construction project at top school, a rare example of DPRK activity in country

New North Korean firm boasts of role in building library at Zambian university
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 24, 2023
North Korean weightlifters cleared to join upcoming Olympic qualifier in Cuba

North Korean weightlifters cleared to join upcoming Olympic qualifier in Cuba

Event would be DPRK athletes' first overseas since pandemic but has raised hackles about their lack of doping testing

North Korean weightlifters cleared to join upcoming Olympic qualifier in Cuba
Brian Oliver
Brian Oliver May 24, 2023
US announces new sanctions targeting North Korean cyber crime, IT workers

US announces new sanctions targeting North Korean cyber crime, IT workers

Designations against four entities and individual come as US warns tech sector about working with remote DPRK IT workers

US announces new sanctions targeting North Korean cyber crime, IT workers
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll May 24, 2023
By linking radars, ROK and Japan reduce blind spots around North Korean missiles
NK PRO

By linking radars, ROK and Japan reduce blind spots around North Korean missiles

Shortcomings in missile tracking have led to mistakes in past, but success will depend on sustained cooperation with US

By linking radars, ROK and Japan reduce blind spots around North Korean missiles
EU leaders join Seoul in condemning North Korean nuclear and missile development

EU leaders join Seoul in condemning North Korean nuclear and missile development

Europe will never accept Pyongyang’s ‘back door’ nuclear armament, European Council president says after meeting

EU leaders join Seoul in condemning North Korean nuclear and missile development
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 23, 2023
How a US ambassador navigated North Korean tumult – Ep. 290
Podcast

How a US ambassador navigated North Korean tumult – Ep. 290

Kathleen Stephens discusses the DPRK’s 2010 attacks on South Korea, the breakdown of six-party talks and more

How a US ambassador navigated North Korean tumult – Ep. 290
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News May 23, 2023
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