August 10, 2022

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation

Kim Jong Un megayacht spotted at secluded beach while leader out of public view
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Kim Jong Un megayacht spotted at secluded beach while leader out of public view

Satellite imagery captures vessel near new mansions on east coast in sign that Kim is vacationing

Kim Jong Un megayacht spotted at secluded beach while leader out of public view
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Colin ZwirkoAug 10, 2022
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The flaws in the Bank of Korea’s estimates of North Korean economic activity

Questionable assumptions underlie researchers’ methods and findings, as DPRK economy remains a statistical black hole

The flaws in the Bank of Korea’s estimates of North Korean economic activity
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Peter WardAug 10, 2022
The flaws in the Bank of Korea’s estimates of North Korean economic activity
Podcasts
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North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales - Ep. 248

The NK News team talks latest developments on DPRK, from forced repatriation to COVID and more

Up close and personal at the Demilitarized Zone - Ep. 247

NK News team members and former military cross Civilian Control Line to get close to North Korea in central border area

Emerging North Korean threats in cyber and outer space - Ep. 246

Cho Dongyoun talks unmanned aerial vehicles, DPRK battlefield tactics, South Korean defenses and more

How Sweden created a safe space for North Korea talks – NKNews Podcast Ep. 245

Ambassador Jakob Hallgren discusses the 2018 summitry and Stockholms role in diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

North Korea blames ‘alien things’ for COVID-19 outbreak - NKNews Podcast Ep. 244

The NK News team discusses anti-DPRK balloon launches, trilateral military drills, tactical nuke deployments and more

Life inside the pro-North Korea enclave in Japan - NKNews Podcast Ep. 243

Park Hyangsu shares how she left Chongryon and the tragic story of her family members in the DPRK

Get Behind The Headlines

Yoon wants to get tough on North Korea but lacks options to be true hardliner

Yoon wants to get tough on North Korea but lacks options to be true hardliner

Inter-Korean economic exchanges ended years ago, leaving few ways to apply pressure beyond more hawkish rhetoric

Yoon wants to get tough on North Korea but lacks options to be true hardliner
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Hyun-jun YeoAug 10, 2022
Risky business: How a North Korean woman smuggled and bribed her way to success

Risky business: How a North Korean woman smuggled and bribed her way to success

Kim Mi Sook shunned typical women’s jobs for dangerous but profitable ventures, making it big as a money broker

Risky business: How a North Korean woman smuggled and bribed her way to success
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Andrei LankovAug 09, 2022
Flooding hits new construction at North Korea’s Sohae spaceport: Imagery
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Flooding hits new construction at North Korea’s Sohae spaceport: Imagery

State media reports over 4 inches of rain in region Sunday that may have disrupted work on construction camp, warehouse

Flooding hits new construction at North Korea’s Sohae spaceport: Imagery
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Colin ZwirkoAug 09, 2022
How boost-phase missile defenses could help combat North Korean threats
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How boost-phase missile defenses could help combat North Korean threats

Technology will be essential for future defenses against DPRK weapons, but significant technical hurdles remain

How boost-phase missile defenses could help combat North Korean threats
Interview: Seoul’s new North Korea human rights envoy stresses accountability

Interview: Seoul’s new North Korea human rights envoy stresses accountability

Lee Shin-wha explains what she hopes to accomplish in role and criticizes government’s actions in 2019 repatriation case

Interview: Seoul’s new North Korea human rights envoy stresses accountability
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Jeongmin KimAug 05, 2022
North Korea dismantling more South Korean tourism buildings at Mt. Kumgang
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North Korea dismantling more South Korean tourism buildings at Mt. Kumgang

Satellite imagery reveals recent work to remove theater, hotel and other assets owned by Seoul and Hyundai Asan

North Korea dismantling more South Korean tourism buildings at Mt. Kumgang
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Colin ZwirkoAug 05, 2022
State media review: North Korea claims Kim Il Sung ensured gender equality
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State media review: North Korea claims Kim Il Sung ensured gender equality

An in-depth analysis of propaganda on female workers, reports of no new COVID cases, reactions to NPT review and more

State media review: North Korea claims Kim Il Sung ensured gender equality
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Seung-Yeon ChungAug 04, 2022
Chinese ships loiter near site of ship-to-ship transfers in North Korean waters
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Chinese ships loiter near site of ship-to-ship transfers in North Korean waters

Activity appears far from usual transfer sites, while anomalies in at least two ships’ broadcasts point to tampering

Chinese ships loiter near site of ship-to-ship transfers in North Korean waters
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Ethan JewellAug 04, 2022
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