February 01, 2023

Foreign Relations

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Kenneth Rowe, North Korean pilot who defected in Soviet plane, dies at 90

Kenneth Rowe, North Korean pilot who defected in Soviet plane, dies at 90

Rowe fooled the DPRK air force into thinking he was loyal to Kim Il Sung, all while he was planning his great escape

Kenneth Rowe, North Korean pilot who defected in Soviet plane, dies at 90
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia January 9, 2023
North Korea and France have no official ties. That doesn’t mean they don’t talk.
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North Korea and France have no official ties. That doesn’t mean they don’t talk.

Despite diplomatic non-recognition, the two states have long found ways to cooperate in business and cultural exchanges

North Korea and France have no official ties. That doesn’t mean they don’t talk.
Nicolas Levi
Nicolas Levi January 9, 2023
UN Command investigating armistice violations after North Korean drone intrusion

UN Command investigating armistice violations after North Korean drone intrusion

Seoul has balked at accusations that its response also violated Korean War armistice, claiming right to self-defense

UN Command investigating armistice violations after North Korean drone intrusion
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 9, 2023
North Korea’s big year ahead: Will the country emerge from its COVID isolation?
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North Korea’s big year ahead: Will the country emerge from its COVID isolation?

In second of two-part series, NK Pro reporters share predictions about inter-Korean ties, trade, human rights and more

North Korea’s big year ahead: Will the country emerge from its COVID isolation?
NK Pro
NK Pro January 6, 2023
Seoul’s spy agency can’t confirm fate of North Korea’s ex-foreign minister

Seoul’s spy agency can’t confirm fate of North Korea’s ex-foreign minister

NIS believes Ri Yong Ho was purged and DPRK will likely hold military parade on Feb. 8, lawmakers say after briefing

Seoul’s spy agency can’t confirm fate of North Korea’s ex-foreign minister
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 6, 2023
Seoul risks losing moral high ground with tit-for-tat retaliation to North Korea

Seoul risks losing moral high ground with tit-for-tat retaliation to North Korea

Rules of engagement allow for self-defense but not revenge, and knowing difference is key for international support

Seoul risks losing moral high ground with tit-for-tat retaliation to North Korea
Chun In-bum
Chun In-bum January 6, 2023
How US humanitarian assistance could break the impasse with North Korea
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How US humanitarian assistance could break the impasse with North Korea

Decoupling aid from denuclearization can help cool tensions but risks appearing to reward DPRK for flouting sanctions

How US humanitarian assistance could break the impasse with North Korea
Monet Stokes
Monet Stokes January 6, 2023
What China’s reopening means for North Korea’s shuttered tourism industry

What China’s reopening means for North Korea’s shuttered tourism industry

Pyongyang likely waiting to see how situation unfolds next door before making a decision on its own border controls

What China’s reopening means for North Korea’s shuttered tourism industry
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson January 5, 2023
US, ROK affirm joint planning on DPRK nukes, but no ‘joint nuclear exercises’

US, ROK affirm joint planning on DPRK nukes, but no ‘joint nuclear exercises’

White House says allies are on the same page after conflicting statements on nuclear exercises and extended deterrence

US, ROK affirm joint planning on DPRK nukes, but no ‘joint nuclear exercises’
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 4, 2023
US not discussing ‘joint nuclear exercises’ with South Korea, Biden says

US not discussing ‘joint nuclear exercises’ with South Korea, Biden says

President appears to contradict Yoon Suk-yeol’s statement that allies planning larger role for Seoul in nuclear planning

US not discussing ‘joint nuclear exercises’ with South Korea, Biden says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 3, 2023
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