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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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Thae Yong Ho: N. Korea must normalize its sports diplomacy

North Korea’s most prominent newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, has reported almost everyday that North Korea is becoming a global power in sports thanks to the...
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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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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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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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The time for re-evaluating denuclearization policies has come

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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[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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Against the budget reduction of the North Korean Human Rights Foundation

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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Denuclearization needs to be clearly defined as the denuclearization of North Korea

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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Third inter-Korean summit must aim to interlink denuclearization and 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 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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