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Silencing North Korean Memory in South Korea
October 16, 2021

Silencing North Korean Memory in South Korea

By Markus Bell and Sarah A. Son
Like any refugees, North Koreans who escape to the South have a deep-seated need to remember their home country. But the scope for memory and self-expression is limited by politics.

Kim Jong Un Decides to Restore Inter-Korean Communication Lines
September 30, 2021

Kim Jong Un Decides to Restore Inter-Korean Communication Lines

By Mitch Shin
The North Korean leader said the inter-Korean hotlines will be restored in early October, but also warned against the arms buildup of South Korea and the U.S.  
The US-ROK Alliance in 2021: Back on Track?
March 12, 2021

The US-ROK Alliance in 2021: Back on Track?

By Ankit Panda
With a cost-sharing deal finally agreed, what lies ahead for the U.S.-South Korea alliance?

North Korea Vows to Redevelop Mountain Tour Site Despite Pandemic
December 21, 2020

North Korea Vows to Redevelop Mountain Tour Site Despite Pandemic

By Associated Press
A North Korean official vowed to turn the national park into "a cultural resort envied by the whole world."

Denuclearization, Diplomacy, and Beyond: North Korea Plans for 2021
October 29, 2020

Denuclearization, Diplomacy, and Beyond: North Korea Plans for 2021

By Ankit Panda
Kim Jong Un’s year did not go as planned. What lies ahead for the Korean Peninsula?

North Korea’s No-Mask Military Parade Angers South Korea
October 13, 2020

North Korea’s No-Mask Military Parade Angers South Korea

By Tae-jun Kang
Apparently North Korea’s commitment to fighting COVID-19 – which saw a South Korean official killed in early October – has its limits.

Kim Jong Un Apologizes Over Shooting Death of South Korean
September 25, 2020

Kim Jong Un Apologizes Over Shooting Death of South Korean

By Associated Press
South Korean officials said the North Korean leader had issued a rare apology, likely to de-escalate tensions after the shocking incident.
Role of Unification Ministry Questioned After South Korean Official Shot Dead by the North
September 25, 2020

Role of Unification Ministry Questioned After South Korean Official Shot Dead by the North

By Tae-jun Kang
The gruesome incident has raised old questions about the ministry's role and purpose.

Seoul Says North Korea Killed South Korean Official, Burned His Body
September 24, 2020

Seoul Says North Korea Killed South Korean Official, Burned His Body

By Associated Press
The official disappeared from a government boat near the disputed inter-Korean maritime boundary. How he wound up in North Korean waters is a mystery.

Pompeo Downplays Possibility of Summit With North Korea
July 17, 2020

Pompeo Downplays Possibility of Summit With North Korea

By Associated Press
North Korea has said it will no longer agree to summits that are seen as disproportionately benefiting the U.S. president.

South Korea Wants Another Trump-Kim Summit. Would It Be Worthwhile?
July 07, 2020

South Korea Wants Another Trump-Kim Summit. Would It Be Worthwhile?

By Dan DePetris
What could another summit accomplish at this point?
After Rapidly Rising Inter-Korean Tensions, North Korean Leader ‘Suspends’ Plans for Military Action
June 24, 2020

After Rapidly Rising Inter-Korean Tensions, North Korean Leader ‘Suspends’ Plans for Military Action

By Ankit Panda
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

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