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Up-to-date analysis on South Korea’s foreign relations, politics, society and economy. Made by the producers of NK PRO and NK News.

CHAD O'CARROLL

Kim is the Managing Assigning Editor for KOREA PRO and a regular contributor of analysis. She is also Lead Correspondent at sister publication NK News and NK PRO.

JAMES FRETWELL

O'Carroll is Product Manager at KOREA PRO. He is also a contributor of regular analysis and a senior correspondent and analyst at the sister NK News/NK PRO publications.

JEONGMIN KIM

Fretwell is an analyst at KOREA PRO and is a fluent Korean and English speaker. He also simultaneously works in the News Analyst role at sister publications NK News/NK PRO.

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DANIEL TUDOR

Tudor is a journalist who has lived in and written about Korea for over a decade. He is also the author of several books on Korea.

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WIDE-RANGING EXTERNAL ANALYSTS

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Complementing in-house writers, KOREA PRO leverages the specialist knowledge of a wide range of external contributors – hailing from all walks of society.

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In an ecosystem dominated by bias and political affiliation, KOREA PRO's in-house analysts strive to offer objective insights to help you understand all sides of the story. 

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It's common for ROK corporations to threaten local media with a suspension of advertising in order to kill damaging articles before they are published. At other times, interviews are nothing more than sponsored content. KOREA PRO avoids all advertising and advertorials to stick to the facts 100%.

SEA YOUNG SARAH KIM

Kim is a Contributing Author at the Korea Economic Institute of America and a Ph.D. student in international cooperation at Yonsei University.

KARL FRIEDHOFF

Friedhoff is a fellow in public opinion and Asia policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and regularly comments on ROK affairs.

SOOYOUNG OH

Chun was a three-star lieutenant general in the Republic of Korea army, and is a regular commentator on ROK military affairs and DPRK issues.

LTG CHUN IN-BUM (R)

Oh is an Arirang News reporter and anchor who has covered major political, economic, and security issues on the Korean Peninsula.

JUMIN LEE

Lee is a Korean trial attorney and former Air Force officer based in Los Angeles. He regularly writes about South and North Korea issues.

PETER WARD

Lee is a blogger at the Korean Foreigner and focuses on economic and political issues as they relate to the Koreas and the United States.

JOHN LEE

Ward is an analyst with KOREA PRO who specializes in economic issues and inter-Korean affairs. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna.

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