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John Power

John Power is a journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to that, he was in Seoul, South Korea from 2010-2016. His work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Mail, NK News, Sisa-In Magazine, UCA News, Asian Geographic and The Korea Herald. Follow him on Twitter @John_F_Power.

What Does the Kim Jong-Nam Assassination Mean for China?
February 17, 2017
What Does the Kim Jong-Nam Assassination Mean for China?
Kim Jong-un's older half-brother was reportedly living under Chinese protection before he was killed.
What Does the Kim Jong-Nam Assassination Mean for China?
The Long History of Predicting North Korea's Collapse 
January 27, 2017
The Long History of Predicting North Korea's Collapse 
Outside analysts frequently opine that the end is nigh for the Kim regime. They've always been wrong.
The Long History of Predicting North Korea's Collapse 
North Korea's Choice for the Next South Korean President
January 20, 2017
North Korea's Choice for the Next South Korean President
Anyone but Ban Ki-moon, apparently.
North Korea's Choice for the Next South Korean President
What Would a President Ban Ki-moon Do in Office?
January 14, 2017
What Would a President Ban Ki-moon Do in Office?
Ban Ki-moon is well-known, but his policy preferences are largely a mystery.
What Would a President Ban Ki-moon Do in Office?
Can the US Defend Against a North Korean ICBM?
January 12, 2017
Can the US Defend Against a North Korean ICBM?
Shooting down an ICBM is an incredibly difficult task. Are U.S. missile defenses up to the challenge?
Can the US Defend Against a North Korean ICBM?
Former North Korean Diplomat: Denuclearization Not Likely
December 30, 2016
Former North Korean Diplomat: Denuclearization Not Likely
The deputy ambassador turned defector says Kim Jong-un will never give up North Korea's nuclear weapons.
Former North Korean Diplomat: Denuclearization Not Likely
Former North Korea Diplomat Begins New Life as Regime Critic 
December 23, 2016
Former North Korea Diplomat Begins New Life as Regime Critic 
Thae Yong-ho, once one of North Korea's highest-ranking diplomats, pledges to devote his life to reunification.
Former North Korea Diplomat Begins New Life as Regime Critic 
South Korean President Impeached
December 09, 2016
South Korean President Impeached
The National Assembly votes to impeach beleaguered President Park Geun-hye.
South Korean President Impeached
Will New UN Sanctions Change North Korea's Path?
December 01, 2016
Will New UN Sanctions Change North Korea's Path?
The UN praises the latest "comprehensive" sanctions, but experts aren't as optimistic.
Will New UN Sanctions Change North Korea's Path?
North Korea's Prison Camps Continue to Cast Dark Shadow 
November 26, 2016
North Korea's Prison Camps Continue to Cast Dark Shadow 
North Korea's notorious prison camps remain a "cornerstone" of state control, according to a new report.
North Korea's Prison Camps Continue to Cast Dark Shadow 
Specter of Impeachment Grows for South Korea’s President
November 22, 2016
Specter of Impeachment Grows for South Korea’s President
After prosecutors name Park a "conspirator," opposition parties start the paperwork to remove her from office.
Specter of Impeachment Grows for South Korea’s President
Trump’s Unlikely Rise Hints at Shift in US Policy on North Korea
November 13, 2016
Trump’s Unlikely Rise Hints at Shift in US Policy on North Korea
Trump's unpredictability extends to his future North Korea policy as well.
Trump’s Unlikely Rise Hints at Shift in US Policy on North Korea
North Korean Defectors: Floods More Damaging Than the World Thinks
November 04, 2016
North Korean Defectors: Floods More Damaging Than the World Thinks
North Korean defectors believe official figures far underreport the scale of the disaster.
North Korean Defectors: Floods More Damaging Than the World Thinks
Floods in North Korea Spark Defections, Tightened Security 
October 27, 2016
Floods in North Korea Spark Defections, Tightened Security 
North Koreans reportedly took advantage of recent floods to flee across the Chinese border.
Floods in North Korea Spark Defections, Tightened Security 
North Korea Launches Missile Ahead of US Presidential Debate
October 21, 2016
North Korea Launches Missile Ahead of US Presidential Debate
That attempt ended in failure after the missile exploded shortly after takeoff, according to sources.
North Korea Launches Missile Ahead of US Presidential Debate
North Korean ‘Purge’ May Not Be So Serious
October 14, 2016
North Korean ‘Purge’ May Not Be So Serious
Details of a recent 'purge' suggest a temporary demotion rather than permanent removal from power of a senior official.
North Korean ‘Purge’ May Not Be So Serious
Rare Survey Inside North Korea Hints at Growing Discontent
October 06, 2016
Rare Survey Inside North Korea Hints at Growing Discontent
A rare survey of people inside the secretive country.
Rare Survey Inside North Korea Hints at Growing Discontent
US Turns Screw on China to Rein in North Korea
October 01, 2016
US Turns Screw on China to Rein in North Korea
Washington is moving to sanction Chinese firms suspected of violating UN sanctions.
US Turns Screw on China to Rein in North Korea
With 5th Nuclear Test, North Korea Exposes World's Limited Policy Options 
September 09, 2016
With 5th Nuclear Test, North Korea Exposes World's Limited Policy Options 
The latest test drives home how little the world can do to stop Pyongyang's nuclear development.
With 5th Nuclear Test, North Korea Exposes World's Limited Policy Options 
More Women Face North Korean Prison Camp: Report
September 02, 2016
More Women Face North Korean Prison Camp: Report
North Korea expanded one of its notorious prison camps to make room for women, a US NGO reports.
More Women Face North Korean Prison Camp: Report
North Korean Executions: Don't Believe Everything You Read
August 31, 2016
North Korean Executions: Don't Believe Everything You Read
Reports of executions and purges -- including the latest rumors -- should be taken with a grain of salt.
North Korean Executions: Don't Believe Everything You Read
North Korean Diplomat’s Defection Raises Questions About Regime’s Control
August 18, 2016
North Korean Diplomat’s Defection Raises Questions About Regime’s Control
Thae Yong-ho, Pyongyang’s deputy ambassador to the U.K. said he is "sick and tired" of the Kim regime.
North Korean Diplomat’s Defection Raises Questions About Regime’s Control
High Stakes for North Korea’s Olympians
August 12, 2016
High Stakes for North Korea’s Olympians
For North Korean athletes, gold is richly rewarded -- and failure can bring a stint in a labor camp.
High Stakes for North Korea’s Olympians
North Korea's Kim Jong-un Aims for the Moon
August 05, 2016
North Korea's Kim Jong-un Aims for the Moon
North Korea's space agency reveals plans for a lunar mission by 2026.
North Korea's Kim Jong-un Aims for the Moon
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