February 19, 2020


Information related to inter-Korean developments

How differing U.S.-ROK views on sanctions impact potential inter-Korean tourism

While tourism isn't technically prohibited, strict U.S. interpretation of sanctions may hinder trips to the North

Daniel Wertz January 27, 2020

Why South Korean tourists might not want to follow Moon up Mount Kumgang

Economic and safety concerns could deter visitors, even if the President manages to strike a deal with the North

Jumin Lee January 22, 2020

With a "crude" new foreign minister, North Korea strengthens its hard-line turn

Ri Son Gwon, with his reputation for bluster, may be the ideal DPRK diplomat if tensions rise in the coming year

Oliver Hotham January 21, 2020

Keeping the peace at the DMZ - NKNews Podcast Ep.111

Swiss Major General Patrick Gauchat discusses neutral actors on the peninsula and their importance going forward

NK News January 21, 2020

U.S. ambassador comments on inter-Korean tourism "inappropriate," South says

Statement follows Harry Harris's insistence that any South Korean travel to the North may require ROK-U.S. consultation

Oliver Hotham January 17, 2020

U.S. should be consulted on potential South Korean tourism to the North: Harris

Items in future South Korean tourist luggages could possibly breach sanctions, ambassador says

Chad O'Carroll January 16, 2020

Could South Koreans realistically go on "independent" tours of North Korea?

Tourism industry insiders say if appetite emerges on North Korean side, necessary changes would be relatively limited

Chad O'Carroll January 16, 2020

South Korea could seek sanctions waivers for joint projects with the North: Kang

Comments come as Seoul seeks "independent" ways to restart North-South cooperation

Oliver Hotham January 15, 2020

South Korean chief envoy heads to U.S. in bid to reboot talks with North Korea

ROK, U.S. officials to explore ways to "overcome the current situation," Lee Do-hoon says

Oliver Hotham January 14, 2020

Door still open for dialogue with North Korea, South Korean President insists

At new year's press conference, Moon Jae-in reiterates hopes for renewed inter-Korean tourism in 2020

Jeongmin Kim January 14, 2020