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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.

US 'Fully Prepared' to Shoot Down North Korea's Test Missiles
April 12, 2017
US 'Fully Prepared' to Shoot Down North Korea's Test Missiles
It's the latest hint of a more militarized U.S. response to the North Korea problem.
US 'Fully Prepared' to Shoot Down North Korea's Test Missiles
South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest
March 31, 2017
South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest
Less than a month after losing her immunity, Park is detained on charges of bribery and abuse of power.
South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest
North Korea Might Be Getting Ready for Its Next Nuke Test
March 24, 2017
North Korea Might Be Getting Ready for Its Next Nuke Test
U.S. and South Korean officials are bracing for Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test.
North Korea Might Be Getting Ready for Its Next Nuke Test
What Tillerson's Asia Trip Means for North Korea
March 21, 2017
What Tillerson's Asia Trip Means for North Korea
What the secretary of state's comments tell us about the Trump administration's North Korea policy.
What Tillerson's Asia Trip Means for North Korea
North Korea's Latest Missile Launch: More Progress on Display
March 07, 2017
North Korea's Latest Missile Launch: More Progress on Display
The recent launch demonstrates North Korea's ability to quickly and secretly prepare missiles for launch.
North Korea's Latest Missile Launch: More Progress on Display
Trump Administration Puts Military Action Against North Korea Back on the Table
March 03, 2017
Trump Administration Puts Military Action Against North Korea Back on the Table
Once taboo, the military option enters Washington's North Korea debate.
Trump Administration Puts Military Action Against North Korea Back on the Table
North Korea: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
February 24, 2017
North Korea: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
North Korea doesn't seem all that eager to keep ties warm with China and Malaysia, two of its few friends.
North Korea: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
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," oppositions 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
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