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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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North Korea’s claim that Thae Yong Ho was fired from spy agency think tank...

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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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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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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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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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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Thae Yong Ho: North Korea must embrace the rule of law

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un conducted an on-the-spot visit to the Mount Kumgang tourist area on Oct. 23, according to Rodong Sinmun.  During his...
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[Video] Thae Yong Ho Series: Kim Jong Un needs to make a trustworthy move

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 seeks to dissolve UN Command through end-of-war declaration

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 economic improvement depends on 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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