September 27, 2022

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation

Why sanctioning Tornado Cash may do little to curtail North Korean cyber crime
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Why sanctioning Tornado Cash may do little to curtail North Korean cyber crime

By removing human operators, the software-based crypto mixer creates new headaches for authorities and sanctions regime

Why sanctioning Tornado Cash may do little to curtail North Korean cyber crime
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Dennis DesmondSep 26, 2022

God save the Kims: How North Korea’s ruling regime came to love royal families

North Korea has criticized hereditary succession but is the only communist country to have done it twice

God save the Kims: How North Korea’s ruling regime came to love royal families
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James FretwellSep 23, 2022
God save the Kims: How North Korea’s ruling regime came to love royal families
Podcasts
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Unplugging from the North Korean matrix - Ep. 254

Seohyun Lee discusses her life in an elite DPRK family and how her view of the country radically changed while abroad

How nuclear weapons help North Korea punch above its weight - Ep. 253

Sung-Yoon Lee discusses grim realities of the Kim Jong Un regime and why denuclearization summit talks are pointless

North Korea declares COVID victory and lashes out at US-ROK drills - Ep. 252

The NK News team discusses the biggest events in August, from DPRK’s COVID ‘victory’ to an attack on a defector-activist

Why it’s in America’s interest to withdraw troops from Korea - Ep. 251

Doug Bandow discusses the limits of US power on the peninsula and why Seoul can effectively defend against North Korea

Why North Korean comic books don’t have superheroes - Ep. 250

Host Jacco Zwetsloot joins the show as a guest for the first time to discuss DPRK graphic novels, the podcast and more

When North Korea invited East German secret police to Pyongyang - Ep. 249

Bernd Schaefer discusses how the Stasi helped the DPRK host a massive festival just months before the Berlin Wall fell

Get Behind The Headlines

North Korea’s new nuclear law makes the world a more dangerous place
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North Korea’s new nuclear law makes the world a more dangerous place

US will find it harder to sell arms control to the public after DPRK says it will never give up its nukes

North Korea’s new nuclear law makes the world a more dangerous place
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Andrei LankovSep 23, 2022
Giant new campus in Pyongyang is military institute, exclusive images suggest
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Giant new campus in Pyongyang is military institute, exclusive images suggest

Propaganda and architecture show facility next to Kim Il Sung University may support aerospace or missile development

Giant new campus in Pyongyang is military institute, exclusive images suggest
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Colin ZwirkoSep 23, 2022
State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties
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State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties

An in-depth analysis of the DPRK-Japan summit anniversary, warnings against the flu, strange accents and more

State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties
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Seung-Yeon ChungSep 22, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What it’s like to be a boxer in the North Korean military

Ask a North Korean: What it’s like to be a boxer in the North Korean military

DPRK regards military athletes as akin to combatants in war, and the results can be fatal

Ask a North Korean: What it’s like to be a boxer in the North Korean military
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Sersong HanSep 22, 2022
Exclusive photos show signs of economic rebound in North Korean capital

Exclusive photos show signs of economic rebound in North Korean capital

Locally made goods and imported products fill some store shelves in images taken earlier this year

Exclusive photos show signs of economic rebound in North Korean capital
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NK NewsSep 22, 2022
Suh Dae-sook, pioneering biographer of North Korea’s Kim Il Sung, dies at 90

Suh Dae-sook, pioneering biographer of North Korea’s Kim Il Sung, dies at 90

A major figure in DPRK studies, Suh bridged gaps with scholarship in English and shed light on regime during Cold War

Suh Dae-sook, pioneering biographer of North Korea’s Kim Il Sung, dies at 90
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Fyodor TertitskiySep 21, 2022
Evaluating the troubled legacy of Japan’s first summit with North Korea

Evaluating the troubled legacy of Japan’s first summit with North Korea

Tokyo secured historic if fleeting breakthrough in Pyongyang 20 years ago, only for it to be derailed by public opinion

Evaluating the troubled legacy of Japan’s first summit with North Korea
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Hyun-jun YeoSep 21, 2022
UN report underscores unprecedented ‘intensity’ of North Korean weapons testing
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UN report underscores unprecedented ‘intensity’ of North Korean weapons testing

New Panel of Experts report probes DPRK claims about tactical nuclear missile, says nuke test site ready at short notice

UN report underscores unprecedented ‘intensity’ of North Korean weapons testing
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Ankit PandaSep 21, 2022
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