December 02, 2022

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation

Timeline: From North Korea’s mammoth ICBM launch to Kim Jong Un’s daughter
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Timeline: From North Korea’s mammoth ICBM launch to Kim Jong Un’s daughter

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from November 1 - November 30

Timeline: From North Korea’s mammoth ICBM launch to Kim Jong Un’s daughter
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North Korea in November 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from November 1, 2022 to November 30, 2022

North Korea in November 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in November 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
Podcasts
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Deconstructing the US’ ‘hostile policy’ toward North Korea - Ep. 264

Simone Chun discusses the US role in dividing the two Koreas and makes the case for coexistence with the DPRK

A deep dive into the delicate ceasefire agreement with North Korea - Ep. 263

John Burzynski discusses why the Korean War armistice was meant to be temporary and why all sides should revisit it

The fuzzy, contentious division of the Koreas at sea — Ep. 262

Yoon In-Joo discuss maritime conflict, the role that coasts play in the DPRK economy, fish prices and more

What to make of North Korea’s historic week of missile tests - Ep. 261

The NK News team breaks down growing hostility on the peninsula that has pushed tensions to highest level in years

What North Korea can learn from Southeast Asia - Ep. 260

Economist Halin Han discusses how Vietnam and others’ transition to capitalism can serve as a model for the DPRK

Africa to North Korea: Growing up under Kim Il Sung’s fatherly care - Ep. 259

Monique Macias shares her experience growing up in Pyongyang under the guardianship of North Korea’s founding leader

Get Behind The Headlines

From frontline to online: An ex-North Korean soldier’s path to YouTube stardom

From frontline to online: An ex-North Korean soldier’s path to YouTube stardom

Haneul Jung made rare escape across DMZ after seeing ‘injustices’ in the DPRK, and now shares his story with the world

From frontline to online: An ex-North Korean soldier’s path to YouTube stardom
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Ifang Bremer | Yeji ChungDec 02, 2022
Book review: Can a single man bring down the North Korean state?

Book review: Can a single man bring down the North Korean state?

Bradley Hope’s ‘The Rebel and the Kingdom’ paints a complex picture of the Madrid raid and the architects behind it

Book review: Can a single man bring down the North Korean state?
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David TizzardDec 02, 2022
State media review: North Korea boasts about close ties between Kim and Xi
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State media review: North Korea boasts about close ties between Kim and Xi

An in-depth analysis of the latest letter between Beijing and Pyongyang, an ‘anti-honking’ law, medicine expo and more

State media review: North Korea boasts about close ties between Kim and Xi
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Seung-Yeon ChungDec 01, 2022
How North Korea and Turkmenistan’s extreme personality cults align and differ

How North Korea and Turkmenistan’s extreme personality cults align and differ

Both countries led by young third-generation authoritarians that siphon off state resources to maintain grip on power

How North Korea and Turkmenistan’s extreme personality cults align and differ
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Nick MillerNov 30, 2022
Rail trade with North Korea threatened as COVID surges in Chinese border city
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Rail trade with North Korea threatened as COVID surges in Chinese border city

China reports rising cases in Dandong, but numbers yet to reach levels that led to last trade shutdown in April

Rail trade with North Korea threatened as COVID surges in Chinese border city
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Colin ZwirkoNov 29, 2022
Prominent promotions: North Korea’s new generals and ‘hero’ missile transporter
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Prominent promotions: North Korea’s new generals and ‘hero’ missile transporter

Officials honored after DPRK’s successful long-range missile test gives hints at organizational structure in Pyongyang

Prominent promotions: North Korea’s new generals and ‘hero’ missile transporter
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Martin WeiserNov 29, 2022
FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for spreading COVID ‘rumors’
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FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for spreading COVID ‘rumors’

NK Pro translated public notice promising ‘merciless’ punishment for discussing non-state-approved opinions on pandemic

FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for spreading COVID ‘rumors’
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Jeongmin KimNov 28, 2022
Pyongyang chronicles: Why the DPRK is no fan of ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Pyongyang chronicles: Why the DPRK is no fan of ‘The Lord of the Rings’

All education must be revolutionary, and Kim Il Sung University instructors had no time for fantasies of Middle Earth

Pyongyang chronicles: Why the DPRK is no fan of ‘The Lord of the Rings’
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Alek SigleyNov 28, 2022
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