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Reporter : Kang Hyun-kyung
Thu, February 22, 2024 | 19:16
Global arms race underway as nations scramble to modernize militaries
North Korea, China and Russia are the dangerous trio that has sent countries worldwide scrambling to equip themselves with both conventional and state-of-the-art weapons to counter the risks they pose. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the global military budget hit an all-time high of $2.24 trillion in total in 2022, up 3.7 percent fr...
[INTERVIEW] Whistleblower recalls price paid for revealing Hwang Woo-suk's scientific misconduct
Chuncheon, Gangwon Province-There is not a single telephone inside the office of Ryu Young-joon, a pathologist and professor at Kangwon National University Hospital located in the eastern city of Chuncheon.
Defectors fear impact of mounting skepticism of accounts told by celebrated N. Korean escapee
Some North Korean defectors are growing concerned about the possible impact on their community from media reports focusing on Park Yeon-mi, another escapee from the North who became a celebrity in the U.S. for her outspoken criticism of the repressive regime.
Pyongyang's two-track IT approach is slap in Seoul's face
Some critics say the liberal Kim Dae-jung government's pursuit of inter-Korean IT partnerships in the 2000s was a reckless idea, if not suicidal, claiming North Korea exploited it and launched cyberattacks against the South in return.
[INTERVIEW] North Korean leader's sister poses dilemma for power transition
Hyun In-ae, a non-resident research fellow at the Institute of Unification Studies at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, initially dismissed media speculation that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is trying to train his daughter, Ju-ae, to be his successor.
South Korea ill-prepared for election cybersecurity
The National Intelligence Service (NIS) notified the National Election Commission (NEC) that a North Korean hacker had breached an NEC official's email account.
[ANALYSIS] Frequent military parades signify NK leader finding it tougher to stay in control
Kim Jong-un is set to surpass his father and grandfather by becoming the North Korean leader to have overseen the largest number of military parades.
[SPECIAL REPORT] Red flag raised over foreign interference in Korean elections
It all began with an anonymous whistleblower who uploaded a statement titled, “A Korean Chinese Tells the Truth,” in an online chatroom on March 1, 2020, six weeks before the 2020 National Assembly elections.
North Korea plagued by worst famine, wary of impact
Dozens of North Korean soldiers were embroiled recently in a violent dispute with health authorities in the reclusive state, according to a defector. Citing a source, Lee Ae-ran, an expert in North Korean cuisine, who became the first defector to earn a doctoral degree in the South, said that the deadly clash occurred as the soldiers took collective action against North Korea...
US expert calls for sanctioning Chinese entities over N. Korea's missile program
A former senior official at the U.S. National Security Council (NSC) called on the Joe Biden administration to impose sanctions on Chinese nationals, companies and banks that are aiding North Korea's procurement of components necessary for the research and production of ballistic missiles.
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