April 18, 2021

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation

How Kim Jong Un's crackdown on foreign culture hurts Korean reconciliation
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How Kim Jong Un's crackdown on foreign culture hurts Korean reconciliation

North Korea is trying to stop people from learning about South Korean life. That could seriously widen cultural gaps.

How Kim Jong Un's crackdown on foreign culture hurts Korean reconciliation
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North Korea isn’t happy about South Korea’s conservative resurgence

Kim Jong Un would much rather work with the current liberal, pro-engagement Blue House than the rising alternative

North Korea isn’t happy about South Korea’s conservative resurgence
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Andrei LankovApr 15, 2021
North Korea isn’t happy about South Korea’s conservative resurgence
Podcasts
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Coming to America - NKNews Podcast Ep. 178

North Korean defector Hyun-seung "Arthur" Lee shares his perspective on North Korea's leadership and everyday lives

Diabetes and healthcare in North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep. 177

Dr. Cho Nam Han discusses ways the international community can help fight disease in North Korea

Ballistic missiles, alliances and extraditions - NKNews Podcast Ep. 176

The NK News team talks about recent developments concerning North Korea in this roundtable discussion

Understanding North Korea's missiles and military - NKNews Podcast Ep. 175

Joost Oliemans discusses North Korean submarines, arms dealing and weapons systems

US-ROK joint military exercises, explained - NKNews Podcast Ep. 174

Lt. Col. Steve Tharp (ret) discusses why joint drills are important for stability on the Korean Peninsula

Art, power and propaganda in North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep. 173

Koen de Ceuster discusses the fine line between art and propaganda in the DPRK

Get Behind The Headlines

China will speak up on North Korea issues with new ‘wolf warrior’ appointee

China will speak up on North Korea issues with new ‘wolf warrior’ appointee

Experts say Liu Xiaoming, China’s new appointee for Korean Peninsula affairs, will be a strong voice on DPRK issues

China will speak up on North Korea issues with new ‘wolf warrior’ appointee
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Won-Gi JungApr 13, 2021
North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess
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North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un gave a speech to party cell secretaries last week at a special conference

North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess
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Peter WardApr 13, 2021
North Korea faces uncertain future after mass exodus of UN and foreign NGO staff
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North Korea faces uncertain future after mass exodus of UN and foreign NGO staff

Last month, the last international NGO worker and last remaining U.N. staff members left North Korea

North Korea faces uncertain future after mass exodus of UN and foreign NGO staff
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John EverardApr 12, 2021
Kim Jong Un must beware the tried, tested and failed ways of North Korea's past
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Kim Jong Un must beware the tried, tested and failed ways of North Korea's past

The North Korean leader, who may go back to the Kim Il Sung-era farming system, appears not to have learned from history

Kim Jong Un must beware the tried, tested and failed ways of North Korea's past
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Andrei LankovApr 09, 2021
South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy
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South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy

After summits and promises of peace, the South Korean president’s party suffered a crushing defeat at the by-elections

South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy
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Jumin LeeApr 09, 2021
The world may lose its chance to bombard North Korea with information warfare
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The world may lose its chance to bombard North Korea with information warfare

North Korea’s borders are not as porous to outside media as they used to be, and crackdowns appear to be underway

The world may lose its chance to bombard North Korea with information warfare
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Andrei LankovApr 08, 2021
Pants and propaganda: Photos from Korean border area show life in North Korea

Pants and propaganda: Photos from Korean border area show life in North Korea

North Korea can be seen from less than two kilometers away on South Korea's Ganghwa Island

Pants and propaganda: Photos from Korean border area show life in North Korea
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Chad O'CarrollApr 08, 2021
Why North Korea's Olympic withdrawal is about much more than public health
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Why North Korea's Olympic withdrawal is about much more than public health

Public health is only a partial reason for North Korea’s decision to withdraw from Tokyo. The timing just isn’t right.

Why North Korea's Olympic withdrawal is about much more than public health
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Christopher GreenApr 07, 2021
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