December 04, 2021

Inter-Korean

Information related to inter-Korean developments

Political disputes leave US no closer to appointing DPRK human rights envoy
NK PRO

Political disputes leave US no closer to appointing DPRK human rights envoy

Biden has yet to even announce a nominee for the key role that works to improve human rights in the country

Political disputes leave US no closer to appointing DPRK human rights envoy
James Fretwell
James Fretwell November 24, 2021
ROK presidential candidates slam North Korea on anniversary of Yeonpyeong attack

ROK presidential candidates slam North Korea on anniversary of Yeonpyeong attack

Yoon Seok-youl and Lee Jae-myung condemn provocation on 11th anniversary of deadly shelling of South Korean island

ROK presidential candidates slam North Korea on anniversary of Yeonpyeong attack
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 23, 2021
Yoon Seok-youl calls DPRK a ‘failed’ state, vows to defend democratic values

Yoon Seok-youl calls DPRK a ‘failed’ state, vows to defend democratic values

Remarks come after his progressive rival earlier rejected inter-Korean ideological competition

Yoon Seok-youl calls DPRK a ‘failed’ state, vows to defend democratic values
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 22, 2021
Why an end-of-war declaration with North Korea may not lead to peace
NK PRO

Why an end-of-war declaration with North Korea may not lead to peace

Only a peace treaty can end a war, but even that isn’t enough to guarantee the cessation of hostilities

Why an end-of-war declaration with North Korea may not lead to peace
Chae-Han Kim
Chae-Han Kim November 19, 2021
Yoon Seok-youl’s rise doesn’t bode well for inter-Korean relations
COLUMN

Yoon Seok-youl’s rise doesn’t bode well for inter-Korean relations

Conservative candidate will likely take harder line on North Korea if elected, risking confrontation and freeze in ties

Yoon Seok-youl’s rise doesn’t bode well for inter-Korean relations
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 19, 2021
EXPLAINER: What North Korea policy might look like under Yoon Seok-youl
NK PRO

EXPLAINER: What North Korea policy might look like under Yoon Seok-youl

NK Pro analyzes the conservative presidential candidate’s remarks, with commentary from his top policy adviser

EXPLAINER: What North Korea policy might look like under Yoon Seok-youl
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 18, 2021
Former USFK commander calls end-of-war declaration a ‘gamble’

Former USFK commander calls end-of-war declaration a ‘gamble’

Robert Abrams suggests formally ending the Korean War could lead to UNC withdrawal, dissolution of Korean War armistice

Former USFK commander calls end-of-war declaration a ‘gamble’
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung November 18, 2021
Unification minister predicts no North Korea nuclear, ICBM test ‘for time being’

Unification minister predicts no North Korea nuclear, ICBM test ‘for time being’

South Korea's Lee In-young also frames end-of-war declaration as starting point for denuclearization

Unification minister predicts no North Korea nuclear, ICBM test ‘for time being’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 17, 2021
Seoul megachurch receives sanctions waiver to resume DPRK hospital construction

Seoul megachurch receives sanctions waiver to resume DPRK hospital construction

UN approves request to send over 1,200 items for cardiac hospital, but North Korea COVID-19 restrictions pose hurdle

Seoul megachurch receives sanctions waiver to resume DPRK hospital construction
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 16, 2021
Lee Jae-myung’s team slams Yoon Seok-youl’s DPRK views as ‘fear-mongering’

Lee Jae-myung’s team slams Yoon Seok-youl’s DPRK views as ‘fear-mongering’

Lee’s campaign defends end-of-war declaration, while criticizing Yoon’s call for closer cooperation with Japan

Lee Jae-myung’s team slams Yoon Seok-youl’s DPRK views as ‘fear-mongering’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 15, 2021