August 06, 2021

North Korea lost the war of ideas a long time ago

By John Lee, August 3, 2021
Image Credit: Image: Eric Lafforgue | A North Korean propaganda poster depicts citizens in front of the Juche tower in Pyongyang (May 20, 2009)

North Korea produces new vanity vlogs in social media propaganda comeback

By Colin Zwirko, August 3, 2021
Image Credit: "I will take you to Koryo" Weibo page, June 23, 2021

North Korea isn’t fretting about a long COVID-19 lockdown

By Andrei Lankov, July 30, 2021
Image Credit: NK News (file)
Podcasts
How Trump brought Korea to the brink of nuclear war - NKNews Podcast Ep. 194

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation

NK Pro briefing: Diplomacy with North Korea after the restoration of hotlines
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NK Pro briefing: Diplomacy with North Korea after the restoration of hotlines

Analysts discuss how North Korea's return to the communication lines will impact diplomacy in the coming months

NK Pro briefing: Diplomacy with North Korea after the restoration of hotlines
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Jeongmin KimAug 05, 2021
NK PRO

Mexico angles to improve ties with DPRK four years after expelling diplomat

Unlikely friendship, tested by nuclear development, gives Mexico a foothold in Asia and North Korea an economic partner

Mexico angles to improve ties with DPRK four years after expelling diplomat
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Gabriela BernalAug 05, 2021
Mexico angles to improve ties with DPRK four years after expelling diplomat
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How Trump brought Korea to the brink of nuclear war - NKNews Podcast Ep. 194

Professor Van Jackson discusses the risk of war during the 2017 nuclear crisis and prospects for US-DPRK diplomacy

Front row at the Korean War armistice talks - NKNews Podcast Ep. 193

Korean War veteran Richard Underwood discusses his experience interpreting at the Kaesong peace talks to end hostilities

Working with the disabled in North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep. 192

Carla Vitantonio discusses her work fighting for the rights of North Koreans with physical and intellectual disabilities

An interview with Stephen Biegun - NKNews Podcast Ep. 191

The former U.S envoy for North Korea policy discusses what went right -- and wrong -- in Singapore, Hanoi and Stockholm

Laughing along with North Korean comedy films - NKNews Podcast Ep. 190

Immanuel Kim discusses North Korean literature and the sense of humor in the country’s comedy films

When Trump visited the DMZ - NKNews Podcast Ep. 189

LTC Sean Morrow discusses Donald Trump’s Panmunjom meeting and his time as commander of the U.N. Security Battalion

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How North Korea has limited, controlled and surveilled dangerous outsiders
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How North Korea has limited, controlled and surveilled dangerous outsiders

The recent exodus of diplomats from Pyongyang underlines the DPRK’s long-standing suspicions toward foreigners

How North Korea has limited, controlled and surveilled dangerous outsiders
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Andrei LankovAug 05, 2021
Ideology still drives North Korea and China together

Ideology still drives North Korea and China together

The dream of socialism may be dead in Eastern Europe but it is alive and well in East Asia

Ideology still drives North Korea and China together
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Benjamin R. YoungAug 05, 2021
North Korea lost the war of ideas a long time ago

North Korea lost the war of ideas a long time ago

Foreign influence, especially from South Korea, is a far more dangerous threat than sanctions or COVID-19

North Korea lost the war of ideas a long time ago
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John LeeAug 03, 2021
North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from July 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021

North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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NK ProAug 03, 2021
Timeline: From inter-Korean hotlines to US deputy secretary’s trip to Seoul
NK PRO

Timeline: From inter-Korean hotlines to US deputy secretary’s trip to Seoul

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from July 1 to July 31

Timeline: From inter-Korean hotlines to US deputy secretary’s trip to Seoul
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NK ProAug 03, 2021
North Korea produces new vanity vlogs in social media propaganda comeback

North Korea produces new vanity vlogs in social media propaganda comeback

State media-linked Weibo, Twitter accounts imitate online influencers to burnish country’s reputation abroad

North Korea produces new vanity vlogs in social media propaganda comeback
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Colin ZwirkoAug 03, 2021
How Kim Il Sung's friendship with a king led North Korea to the World Cup
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How Kim Il Sung's friendship with a king led North Korea to the World Cup

Cambodia hosted the preliminary match against Australia, setting the stage for the DPRK's iconic upset of Italy

How Kim Il Sung's friendship with a king led North Korea to the World Cup
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Gareth JohnsonAug 02, 2021
Prejudice, not just COVID, is behind DPRK’s expected absence from Paralympics

Prejudice, not just COVID, is behind DPRK’s expected absence from Paralympics

COVID-19 is DPRK’s immediate concern, but experts say the country also discriminates against people with disabilities

Prejudice, not just COVID, is behind DPRK’s expected absence from Paralympics
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Chaewon ChungJul 30, 2021
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