December 07, 2021
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The dangerous appeal of North Korean culture - NK News Podcast Ep. 211

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation

How North Korea’s ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ power grid impacts energy trade
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How North Korea’s ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ power grid impacts energy trade

The DPRK’s rickety power network means exporting electricity sometimes makes more sense than using it

How North Korea’s ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ power grid impacts energy trade
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Ethan JewellDec 07, 2021

The overlooked spelling error that underscores North Korea’s culture of fear

The country’s highest honor misspelled the DPRK’s name for years, as correcting the party was all but inconceivable

The overlooked spelling error that underscores North Korea’s culture of fear
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Fyodor TertitskiyDec 07, 2021
The overlooked spelling error that underscores North Korea’s culture of fear
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The dangerous appeal of North Korean culture - NK News Podcast Ep. 211

Tatiana Gabroussenko discusses changes in DPRK films and dramas and how the country appropriates South Korean arts

North Korea’s response to global warming - NKNews Podcast Ep. 210

Gabriela Bernal discusses how natural disasters impact the DPRK and its efforts for environmental protection

Female breadwinners in North Korean households - NK News Podcast Ep. 209

Hanna Song discusses changes in North Koreans’ marital relations and her work documenting DPRK human rights abuses

North Korea rumblings in European capitals - NKNews Podcast Ep. 208

NK News reporters discuss what they learned in Europe about recent developments in DPRK diplomacy

The many lives of Yeonmi Park - NKNews Podcast Ep. 207

The prominent North Korean defector joins the podcast for a wide-ranging discussion about her life and activism

Investigating the Daejeon Massacre - NKNews Podcast Ep. 206

David Miller discusses his research into South Korea’s killing of political prisoners during the Korean War

Get Behind The Headlines

On North Korea, China’s ‘wolf warriors’ speak more like doves
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On North Korea, China’s ‘wolf warriors’ speak more like doves

Analysis of foreign ministry discourse under Xi Jinping reveals softer, conservative approach on DPRK issues

On North Korea, China’s ‘wolf warriors’ speak more like doves
10 years of Kim Jong Un: What was his best decision so far?

10 years of Kim Jong Un: What was his best decision so far?

More than 80 experts vote on Kim’s smartest calls for sustaining his rule, from ballistic missiles to ties with Beijing

10 years of Kim Jong Un: What was his best decision so far?
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Chad O'CarrollDec 06, 2021
North Korea in November 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in November 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from November 1, 2021 to November 30, 2021

North Korea in November 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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NK ProDec 03, 2021
Timeline: From COVID-19 vaccines to preparations to reopen North Korea’s border
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Timeline: From COVID-19 vaccines to preparations to reopen North Korea’s border

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from November 1 to November 30

Timeline: From COVID-19 vaccines to preparations to reopen North Korea’s border
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NK ProDec 03, 2021
North Korean capitalism's failure in the Third World

North Korean capitalism's failure in the Third World

Pyongyang mixed economics and politics as it competed with Seoul and sought new trade partners in the Global South

North Korean capitalism's failure in the Third World
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Benjamin R. YoungDec 02, 2021
How has COVID-19 impacted North Korean market prices?
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How has COVID-19 impacted North Korean market prices?

Foreign exchange, food and fuel all took different price swings during North Korea’s strict pandemic border controls

How has COVID-19 impacted North Korean market prices?
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Peter WardDec 01, 2021
A diplomat’s life: Tight schedules and resort-like thrills touring North Korea

A diplomat’s life: Tight schedules and resort-like thrills touring North Korea

State travel agencies plan every detail of visitors’ itineraries, careful to show only the best it has to offer

A diplomat’s life: Tight schedules and resort-like thrills touring North Korea
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Taylor DarbyDec 01, 2021
Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of regime sympathizers?

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of regime sympathizers?

Former Pyongyang elite says few care about overseas supporters and responds to those who doubt defector stories

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of regime sympathizers?
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Alek SigleyDec 01, 2021
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