February 08, 2023

Inter-Korean

Information related to inter-Korean developments

State media review: North Korea slams Seoul’s economic policies as pro-US
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State media review: North Korea slams Seoul’s economic policies as pro-US

An in-depth analysis of criticism of Yoon, praise of nuclear missiles, admonitions to study hard and more

State media review: North Korea slams Seoul’s economic policies as pro-US
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung December 29, 2022
Yoon reprimanded defense minister for failure to intercept North Korean drones

Yoon reprimanded defense minister for failure to intercept North Korean drones

Senior presidential official says it was ‘frustrating’ to watch military’s response but that small drones evaded radar

Yoon reprimanded defense minister for failure to intercept North Korean drones
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 29, 2022
Yoon Suk-yeol orders ‘retaliation’ against any North Korean provocations

Yoon Suk-yeol orders ‘retaliation’ against any North Korean provocations

South Korean president says military must fight back without fearing DPRK’s nukes after drone intrusion over border

Yoon Suk-yeol orders ‘retaliation’ against any North Korean provocations
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 29, 2022
To avoid the worst, US must abandon pretense of North Korean denuclearization

To avoid the worst, US must abandon pretense of North Korean denuclearization

Sanctions will never convince Kim Jong Un to give up his nukes, making diplomacy the only option to secure stability

To avoid the worst, US must abandon pretense of North Korean denuclearization
Doug Bandow
Doug Bandow December 29, 2022
Seoul unveils new plan to counter North Korean threats over next 5 years

Seoul unveils new plan to counter North Korean threats over next 5 years

Defense strategy calls for host of new aircraft, destroyers and recon capabilities, as well as anti-drone systems

Seoul unveils new plan to counter North Korean threats over next 5 years
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 28, 2022
ROK military apologizes for failing to shoot down North Korean drones

ROK military apologizes for failing to shoot down North Korean drones

Yoon Suk-yeol faults lack of training under predecessor, while military says aircraft were too small to intercept

ROK military apologizes for failing to shoot down North Korean drones
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 27, 2022
The best and worst books on North Korea in 2022 — Ep. 268
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The best and worst books on North Korea in 2022 — Ep. 268

David Tizzard breaks down the best reads on DPRK politics, human rights, economics, history and more

The best and worst books on North Korea in 2022 — Ep. 268
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News December 27, 2022
Seoul greenlights 2023 projects to develop defenses against North Korea

Seoul greenlights 2023 projects to develop defenses against North Korea

Defense budget up 4.4%, while unification ministry boosts spending for DPRK human rights work

Seoul greenlights 2023 projects to develop defenses against North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim December 26, 2022
Interview: How the UK’s first envoy in North Korea fought for internet access

Interview: How the UK’s first envoy in North Korea fought for internet access

James Hoare discusses the difficulty of establishing bilateral ties and why he thinks relations are unlikely to improve

Interview: How the UK’s first envoy in North Korea fought for internet access
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch December 22, 2022
What drives North Korean missile testing — Ep. 267
Podcast

What drives North Korean missile testing — Ep. 267

Gordon Flake discusses a historic year of launches, the role of the Quad and AUKUS in Northeast Asia and more

What drives North Korean missile testing — Ep. 267
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News December 20, 2022
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