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Analyzing the US-ROK alliance’s impact on North Korea’s policies – Ep. 329

Korea Economic Institute of America’s new president discusses his role assessing inter-Korean relations and latest book

How North Korea started spat between Moscow and Seoul – Ep. 328

The NK News team talks back and forth between Russia and ROK, the DPRK’s expanded coastal fencing and a new luxury mall

Has Kim Jong Un really made a strategic decision to go to war? – Ep. 327

Robert Carlin and Siegfried Hecker discuss their viral article on North Korea’s war rhetoric and respond to skeptics

Covering North Korea and Kim Jong Un’s elite female entourage – Ep. 326

Journalist Chun Sujin discusses her experiences writing about the DPRK and her book on powerful women in the country

Collecting evidence of North Korea’s human rights violations – Ep. 325

Head of UN Human Rights office in Seoul discusses forced abductions, plus why the DPRK is shutting down propaganda sites

The role of translation in shedding light on North Korea – Ep. 324

Retired CIA officer Stephen Mercado discusses how analysts can mine non-Korean sources for insights into DPRK life

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A North Korean invasion is no longer unthinkable. But it’s still unlikely.
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A North Korean invasion is no longer unthinkable. But it’s still unlikely.

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A North Korean invasion is no longer unthinkable. But it’s still unlikely.
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On the border: North Korea’s remote gateway to the world — in photos

On the border: North Korea’s remote gateway to the world — in photos

The DPRK’s border with China and Russia is home to bridges, ports and more set to be at center of post-COVID reopening

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Satellite imagery shows Kim Jong Un’s east coast yacht, missile test activities
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Satellite imagery shows Kim Jong Un’s east coast yacht, missile test activities

Location of missile test revealed as megayacht arrives at North Korean leader’s beach mansion this week

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State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday
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State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday

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How South Korea’s National Treasures were nearly lost to North Korea

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Survey shows markets reign supreme in the daily lives of North Koreans

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What to make of North Korea’s apparent interest in naval nuclear propulsion

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Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?

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