July 20, 2024


Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim

Jeongmin Kim is the Lead Correspondent at NK News and Editorial Director at KOREA PRO, based in Seoul. Kim covers inter-Korean relations and North and South Korean foreign and military affairs. Kim has covered the 2022 ROK presidential election on the ground, and prior to joining NK News, she worked for the CSIS Korea Chair in Washington D.C. and Reuters news agency’s Seoul bureau.


Why South Korea’s new indigenous missile interceptor can’t replace THAAD

ROK military seeks to deploy L-SAM system by 2027 to 2028, but experts say it will need to be used alongside US assets

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimOctober 5, 2023

Despite trilateral show of unity at Camp David, biggest challenges remain ahead

Lingering nationalism and threat of Chinese backlash threaten to undermine agreements reached by US, ROK and Japan

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | John LeeAugust 21, 2023

Pride denied: Seoul’s venue rejection draws international criticism

Favoring Christian event over LGBTQ festival raises questions about Korea’s belief in equality and non-discrimination

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Yeji ChungMay 17, 2023

The risks of US and South Korea’s divergent messaging about a ‘nuclear’ alliance

Experts say Seoul seeks to reassure public by hyping summit deal, but some raise concerns about lack of coordination

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimMay 4, 2023

What we know so far about the Itaewon tragedy, and what could come next

Crowd crush that killed over 150 has shaken country with collective trauma over past disasters and government failures

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimOctober 31, 2022

What to make of the large-scale protests against Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul

Rallies modeled on those that toppled Park Geun-hye have attracted progressive support but have yet to cross party lines

Jeongmin KimJeongmin KimOctober 24, 2022

Expert roundup: What did the US and South Korea achieve at their latest summit?

Korea Pro asks experts what the key wins and missed opportunities were during first Yoon-Biden summit


Yoon Suk-yeol’s inauguration speech: Key takeaways and full text

Experts say new South Korean president is cleaving strongly toward U.S.-led internationalism