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John Power

John Power

John Power is a journalist who has been based in Seoul, South Korea since 2010.

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.

Posts by John Power
April 12, 2017

US 'Fully Prepared' to Shoot Down North Korea's Test Missiles

By John Power
It's the latest hint of a more militarized U.S. response to the North Korea problem.

March 31, 2017

South Korea's Impeached President Park Now Under Arrest

By John Power
Less than a month after losing her immunity, Park is detained on charges of bribery and abuse of power.
March 24, 2017

North Korea Might Be Getting Ready for Its Next Nuke Test

By John Power
U.S. and South Korean officials are bracing for Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test.

March 21, 2017

What Tillerson's Asia Trip Means for North Korea

By John Power
What the secretary of state's comments tell us about the Trump administration's North Korea policy.

March 07, 2017

North Korea's Latest Missile Launch: More Progress on Display

By John Power
The recent launch demonstrates North Korea's ability to quickly and secretly prepare missiles for launch.

March 03, 2017

Trump Administration Puts Military Action Against North Korea Back on the Table

By John Power
Once taboo, the military option enters Washington's North Korea debate.
February 24, 2017

North Korea: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

By John Power
North Korea doesn't seem all that eager to keep ties warm with China and Malaysia, two of its few friends.

February 17, 2017

What Does the Kim Jong-Nam Assassination Mean for China?

By John Power
Kim Jong-un's older half-brother was reportedly living under Chinese protection before he was killed.

January 27, 2017

The Long History of Predicting North Korea's Collapse 

By John Power
Outside analysts frequently opine that the end is nigh for the Kim regime. They've always been wrong.

January 20, 2017

North Korea's Choice for the Next South Korean President

By John Power
Anyone but Ban Ki-moon, apparently.

January 14, 2017

What Would a President Ban Ki-moon Do in Office?

By John Power
Ban Ki-moon is well-known, but his policy preferences are largely a mystery.
January 12, 2017

Can the US Defend Against a North Korean ICBM?

By John Power
Shooting down an ICBM is an incredibly difficult task. Are U.S. missile defenses up to the challenge?

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