On June 21, 2022, Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Journalist Fellow Alex Ward was featured in POLITICO‘s The Inbox for “Explaining Pyongyang’s Silence.” Based on conversations with South Korean experts and officials while in Seoul, Ward shares his insights on North Korea’s recent silence. He highlights North Korea’s ravaged economy, US preoccupation with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Kim Jong Un’s lasting anger over the collapse of US-North Korea pact in Hanoi back in 2019.