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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
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December 30, 2016

Former North Korean Diplomat: Denuclearization Not Likely

By John Power
The deputy ambassador turned defector says Kim Jong-un will never give up North Korea's nuclear weapons.
December 23, 2016

Former North Korea Diplomat Begins New Life as Regime Critic 

By John Power
Thae Yong-ho, once one of North Korea's highest-ranking diplomats, pledges to devote his life to reunification.

December 09, 2016

South Korean President Impeached

By John Power
The National Assembly votes to impeach beleaguered President Park Geun-hye.

December 01, 2016

Will New UN Sanctions Change North Korea's Path?

By John Power
The UN praises the latest "comprehensive" sanctions, but experts aren't as optimistic.

November 26, 2016

North Korea's Prison Camps Continue to Cast Dark Shadow 

By John Power
North Korea's notorious prison camps remain a "cornerstone" of state control, according to a new report.
November 22, 2016

Specter of Impeachment Grows for South Korea’s President

By John Power
After prosecutors name Park a "conspirator," oppositions parties start the paperwork to remove her from office.

November 13, 2016

Trump’s Unlikely Rise Hints at Shift in US Policy on North Korea

By John Power
Trump's unpredictability extends to his future North Korea policy as well.
November 04, 2016

North Korean Defectors: Floods More Damaging Than the World Thinks

By John Power
North Korean defectors believe official figures far underreport the scale of the disaster.

October 27, 2016

Floods in North Korea Spark Defections, Tightened Security 

By John Power
North Koreans reportedly took advantage of recent floods to flee across the Chinese border.

October 21, 2016

North Korea Launches Missile Ahead of US Presidential Debate

By John Power
That attempt ended in failure after the missile exploded shortly after takeoff, according to sources.

October 14, 2016

North Korean ‘Purge’ May Not Be So Serious

By John Power
Details of a recent 'purge' suggest a temporary demotion rather than permanent removal from power of a senior official.
October 06, 2016

Rare Survey Inside North Korea Hints at Growing Discontent

By John Power
A rare survey of people inside the secretive country.

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