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Thae Yong Ho Columns

Former North Korean diplomat Thae Yong Ho provides his views on current events concerning North Korea through videos made exclusively for Daily NK. Thae was North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom, before defecting with his family to South Korea in 2016. He is considered to be the highest-ranking North Korean defector since the 1997 defection of Hwang Jang-yop, the creator of North Korea's Juche ideology. The former diplomat released a book about his life in 2018 entitled "Cryptography of the Third-floor Secretariat." He also runs a blog in English where he discusses issues pertinent to North Korea. Those interested in getting in touch with Thae can contact him directly at: contactthae@gmail.com.

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Without a decrease in North Korea’s nuclear attacking ability, no sanctions will be lifted

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...
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New China-North Korea bridge across Tumen River nears completion, video reveals

On November 10, a celebration was held to mark the completion of the final decking on a new bridge over the Tumen River connecting...
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Approaching the Ri Son Kwon noodle controversy from the perspective of national reconciliation

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...
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Standing firm against North Korea’s time-dragging tactic

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...
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The dismantlement of the UN Command will mean no peace and no denuclearization

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...
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Hoping for a brave decision from the Pope

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...
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North Korea’s intentions are starting to show

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...
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North Korea’s denuclearization is going down the wrong path

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...
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Moving further and further away from a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...
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The pitfalls of economic cooperation without denuclearization

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...

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