May 16, 2022

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Unification minister nominee calls anti-North Korea leafleting law ‘problematic’

Unification minister nominee calls anti-North Korea leafleting law ‘problematic’

Kwon Young-se suggests he may ‘drop’ leafleting policy, while saying Seoul must be ‘hawkish’ due to DPRK provocations

Unification minister nominee calls anti-North Korea leafleting law ‘problematic’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 14, 2022
Japan faces hurdles in acquiring counterstrike options against DPRK attacks
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Japan faces hurdles in acquiring counterstrike options against DPRK attacks

New capability might allow Tokyo to play a bigger role in alliance with US, but efficacy beyond that is less certain

Japan faces hurdles in acquiring counterstrike options against DPRK attacks
Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi
Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi April 14, 2022
Unimaginative US response to North Korea does little to stop weapons advances

Unimaginative US response to North Korea does little to stop weapons advances

Washington should break out of its sanctions-focused limbo and propose a deal to ensure peace on the peninsula

Unimaginative US response to North Korea does little to stop weapons advances
Dan DePetris
Dan DePetris April 14, 2022
Yoon names lawmaker who opposed abolishing unification ministry to lead it

Yoon names lawmaker who opposed abolishing unification ministry to lead it

President-elect lauds Kwon Young-se as ‘centrist’ and ‘pragmatist,’ while tapping lawmaker Park Jin for foreign minister

Yoon names lawmaker who opposed abolishing unification ministry to lead it
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 13, 2022
Yoon’s plan to ditch strategic ambiguity will test US-ROK alliance, DPRK policy
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Yoon’s plan to ditch strategic ambiguity will test US-ROK alliance, DPRK policy

Seoul's economic ties with China and North Korea tensions will complicate efforts to align with Indo-Pacific Strategy

Yoon’s plan to ditch strategic ambiguity will test US-ROK alliance, DPRK policy
Jagannath P. Panda
Jagannath P. Panda April 13, 2022
The first American to visit North Korea’s nuclear plant – NKNews Podcast Ep. 231
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The first American to visit North Korea’s nuclear plant – NKNews Podcast Ep. 231

C. Kenneth Quinones discusses his diplomatic work in the DPRK and experiences negotiating with North Koreans

The first American to visit North Korea’s nuclear plant – NKNews Podcast Ep. 231
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News April 12, 2022
Forest fire rips through North Korea’s Mount Kumgang golf resort: State media

Forest fire rips through North Korea’s Mount Kumgang golf resort: State media

Pyongyang claims efforts to stop fire at ROK-owned resort that Kim Jong Un ordered destroyed in 2019

Forest fire rips through North Korea’s Mount Kumgang golf resort: State media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 12, 2022
Yoon Suk-yeol taps military official with US-ROK expertise as defense minister

Yoon Suk-yeol taps military official with US-ROK expertise as defense minister

Lee Jong-sup, former vice chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, pledges to both build up military and utilize US deterrence

Yoon Suk-yeol taps military official with US-ROK expertise as defense minister
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 11, 2022
North Korea begins demolishing $75 million South Korean golf resort: Imagery

North Korea begins demolishing $75 million South Korean golf resort: Imagery

Ananti Golf and Spa Resort appears to be latest ROK asset targeted for removal after DPRK began dismantling hotel

North Korea begins demolishing $75 million South Korean golf resort: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 11, 2022
North Korea votes against expelling Russia from UN Human Rights Council

North Korea votes against expelling Russia from UN Human Rights Council

DPRK ambassador impugns claims of war crimes in Ukraine, says kicking Russia off council ‘reckless’

North Korea votes against expelling Russia from UN Human Rights Council
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 8, 2022
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