November 17, 2019

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation

Life on the ground in North Korea through the eyes of a Pyongyang expat

A former resident of the DPRK capital discusses what they personally observed during their four-year stay

Nils WeisenseeNov 15, 2019
NK PRO

North Korea's Central Bank: lender, regulator, and inflation fighter

Relatively unimportant before marketization, the Central Bank's rise reflects the increasing power of money in the DPRK

Peter WardNov 14, 2019

The UN COI report on North Korea, five years later - NKNews Podcast Ep.102

Michael Kirby discusses what has and hasn't changed in DPRK human rights since the landmark document in 2014

What Presidents Moon and Trump get wrong about the DPRK - NKNews Podcast Ep.101

Former diplomat David Straub discusses why current ROK-U.S. policy towards North Korea is failing — and how to change it

The 100th episode bonanza – NKNews Podcast Ep.100

Professor Andrei Lankov, host Jacco Zwetsloot, and the NK News team come together for a special roundtable discussion

The last voyage of the Pong Su - an NKNews Podcast special episode

The Age's Richard Baker discusses the DPRK's role in one of the biggest drug smuggling cases in Australian history

Storm clouds over Stockholm: DPRK-U.S. talks fall apart – NKNews Podcast Ep.99

The NK News team discusses how and why working-level negotiations failed — and what happens next

Identity and multiculturalism in North and South Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep.98

Darcie Draudt discusses the changing face of South Korea -- and its implications for the North

Get Behind The Headlines

What life is really like as a foreigner living in Pyongyang

A former diplomat in the DPRK discusses the realities and common misconceptions through their own personal experiences

Nils WeisenseeNov 13, 2019

Ask a North Korean: do forced abortions really take place in the DPRK?

"Koreans are not supposed to bear the children of foreigners, and this rule is strictly enforced"

In-hua KimNov 13, 2019
NK PRO

The "silent war": Kim Jong Un's battle for North Korean hearts and minds

The DPRK leader needs economic development, but too much openness risks the ideological corruption of the people

NK PRO

In review: inter-Korean relations, prospects for change since the Hanoi summit

Ongoing Mount Kumgang issue merits a review of North-South ties in the wake of February's failed Kim-Trump meeting

Why, in repatriating two North Koreans, South Korea may have broken its own laws

"It is highly likely that this case has breached the Constitution and relevant laws to a serious extent"

Yeosang YoonNov 11, 2019

Bow to the leader: a history of North Korea's iconic and ubiquitous Kim statues

Statues began being erected in the late 1960s, and continue to be sites of mandatory pilgrimage to this day

Andrei LankovNov 11, 2019

At Moscow conference, slim progress on North Korea's "window of opportunity"

Moscow's hopes of creating a forum for multilateral dialogue on DPRK issues may have been stalled, at least for now

Anthony V. RinnaNov 10, 2019

Divided Congress can have bipartisan "unity" on North Korea, congresswoman says

Leader of Asian Pacific American caucus tells NK News that diplomacy with DPRK is good, but not if it’s “just for show”

Jacob FromerNov 08, 2019
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