Gabriela Bernal

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Gabriela Bernal is a North Korea analyst based in Seoul, South Korea. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of North Korean Studies. Her writing and analyses have appeared in Nikkei Asia, Chatham House, Korea Herald, BBC, NK News, Asia Times, East Asia Forum, and more. 

Worth a thousand words: what Kim Jong‑un’s daughter photo tells
Worth a thousand words: what Kim Jong‑un’s daughter photo tells
The leader’s strategy is long-term, both for the continued rule of North Korea and its nuclear ambition.
The Korean Peninsula still poses major risks
The Korean Peninsula still poses major risks
Escalating tensions and vicious cycles. We’ve heard this story before. That doesn’t make the situation less dangerous.
Hot button issue: North Korea’s bold new nuclear stance
Hot button issue: North Korea’s bold new nuclear stance
Regional leaders would do well to focus on engagement with Pyongyang after missile launches set a dangerous precedent.
Can Seoul and Tokyo mend ties?
Can Seoul and Tokyo mend ties?
Defence talks this week are a good sign. But a lot of history stands in the way of cooperation, even over North Korea.
Russia and North Korea: never waste a good crisis
Russia and North Korea: never waste a good crisis
With the world focused on Ukraine, Taiwan and elsewhere, North Korea is making mischief and remains a threat.
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