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May 21, 2019

The United States shouldn’t be distracted by North Korea’s latest weapons test

On April 18, North Korean media reported that on the previous day, Kim Jong Un observed the testing of a new “tactical guided weapon.”...
Surveillance camera and guard post on the Sino-North Korea border (January 2019)

Photos from North Korean border belie state propaganda

The installation of surveillance cameras along the Sino-North Korean border appears to have reached completion, according to recent reports from Daily NK. The Chinese have...
North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui at a press conference following the Hanoi Summit

U.S.-DPRK dialogue: Where do we go from here?

On March 15, Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, held a press conference and stated, “We have no intention to...
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump at the second U.S.-DPRK summit in Hanoi last month

How to read the coverage of “complete denuclearization” in North Korea’s international media

North Korea released articles outlining its official stance on March 12 and 13 following its silence after the US-North Korea summit in Hanoi. On...
Kim Jong Un upon his return to North Korea from the Hanoi summit

Is North Korea ready to face the music and denuclearize?

The failure of the US-North Korean summit in Hanoi has led to a subdued war of words between the two sides. The US argues...

Ahead of the second US-North Korea summit: who has the upper-hand?

While a specific date for the second US-DPRK summit has yet to be confirmed, with an indication given for late February, statements by both...

Publication of Thae Yong Ho’s column to continue despite protests

Last Friday, Members of the Paektu Protection Squad made an unannounced visit to the offices of Daily NK and Unification Media Group (UMG). They...
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Without a decrease in North Korea’s nuclear attacking ability, no sanctions will be lifted

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...

Can 200 tons of tangerines restart talks between the US and North Korea?

The South Korean government sent 200 tons of tangerines from the country’s southern island of Jeju-do to North Korea on November 11-12. The gift...
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Approaching the Ri Son Kwon noodle controversy from the perspective of national reconciliation

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...

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