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The ups and downs of negotiating with North Koreans – Ep. 338

Retired US Air Force Lt. Col. Aaron Trimble recounts his work engaging with DPRK officers at Panmunjom

North Korea’s impact on the South Korean general election – Ep. 337

The NK News team talks about voter indifference to DPRK issues, why anti-aircraft guns are on Seoul skyscrapers and more

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Emil Boivin of the North Korean Archives and Library discusses his project to preserve DPRK media prone to disappearing

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