February 05, 2023

Analysis, Opinion & More

North Korea in January 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in January 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from January 1, 2023 to January 31, 2023

North Korea in January 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
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NK ProFeb 03, 2023
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Timeline: From South Korean nukes to North Korean lockdown

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from January 1 - January 31

Timeline: From South Korean nukes to North Korean lockdown
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NK ProFeb 03, 2023
Timeline: From South Korean nukes to North Korean lockdown
Podcasts
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Imagining worst case scenarios on the Korean Peninsula – Ep. 273

Security experts David Walsh and Andrew Gilholm discuss risks on the peninsula and what to do if North Korea attacks

Distinguishing between North Korea humanitarianism and human rights - Ep. 272

Danielle Chubb and Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings discuss how the two camps find common ground in promoting disability rights

The defector who snuck into North Korea to save his mother - Ep. 271

Reporter Michelle Ye Hee Lee discusses the story of Kim Kang-woo and the dangers and heartbreak of escaping the DPRK

How North Korea’s drones increase risk of inter-Korean conflict – Ep. 270

The NK News team discusses DPRK drones flying over Seoul, missile engine tests, the end-of-year plenum and more

What the blob really thinks about North Korea in 2023 - Ep. 269

The NK News team discuss how the Korean Peninsula looks from Washington midway through Biden’s term

The best and worst books on North Korea in 2022 — Ep. 268

David Tizzard breaks down the best reads on DPRK politics, human rights, economics, history and more

Get Behind The Headlines

Book review: The Korean War and the birth of modern American espionage

Book review: The Korean War and the birth of modern American espionage

‘Agents of Subversion’ reveals how the conflict provided a shot in the arm for a fledgling agency called the CIA

Book review: The Korean War and the birth of modern American espionage
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Oliver JiaFeb 03, 2023
State media review: North Korea orders young ‘volunteers’ to construction sites
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State media review: North Korea orders young ‘volunteers’ to construction sites

An in-depth analysis of youth mobilization, forced grain donation, criticism of the UN Command and more

State media review: North Korea orders young ‘volunteers’ to construction sites
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Seung-Yeon ChungFeb 02, 2023
Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center
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Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center

Imagery shows new construction project outside Pyongyang that may be housing for munition workers or greenhouse farm

Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center
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Colin ZwirkoFeb 01, 2023
A tale of rogue states: Why Myanmar has every reason to pursue North Korean arms

A tale of rogue states: Why Myanmar has every reason to pursue North Korean arms

Two years since coup, experts says Tatmadaw regime could turn again to an old partner and take a page from its playbook

A tale of rogue states: Why Myanmar has every reason to pursue North Korean arms
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Shreyas ReddyFeb 01, 2023
South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons

South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons

North Korean threats and anxiety about US extended deterrence have led ROK to flirt with developing nukes since 1970s

South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons
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James FretwellFeb 01, 2023
North Korean leaders' unique gifts: From a signed basketball to stuffed turtle

North Korean leaders' unique gifts: From a signed basketball to stuffed turtle

A new propaganda book showcases never-before-seen items that offer a window into DPRK’s relations with outside world

North Korean leaders' unique gifts: From a signed basketball to stuffed turtle
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Chad O'CarrollJan 31, 2023
Vast new trove of North Korean laws shines light on developments in country
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Vast new trove of North Korean laws shines light on developments in country

Texts acquired by ROK spy agency underscore construction push and greatly expand knowledge of legal system

Vast new trove of North Korean laws shines light on developments in country
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Martin WeiserJan 31, 2023
What’s left of the foreign community in Pyongyang, three years into pandemic
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What’s left of the foreign community in Pyongyang, three years into pandemic

NK Pro has compiled a comprehensive update of diplomatic and business presence in North Korea as of Jan. 2023

What’s left of the foreign community in Pyongyang, three years into pandemic
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Chad O'CarrollJan 31, 2023
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