May 23, 2022

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation

What a recent funeral in North Korea says about leadership in Pyongyang
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What a recent funeral in North Korea says about leadership in Pyongyang

Defense minister and army politburo chief conspicuous no-shows at state funeral as DPRK battles ongoing COVID outbreak

What a recent funeral in North Korea says about leadership in Pyongyang
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Martin WeiserMay 23, 2022

Why North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak won’t be a death sentence for Kim regime

Malnutrition and poor healthcare may cause more deaths than statistics show, but mainly among elderly and poor

Why North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak won’t be a death sentence for Kim regime
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Andrei LankovMay 23, 2022
Why North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak won’t be a death sentence for Kim regime
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North Korea reports first-ever COVID-19 outbreak - NKNews Podcast Ep. 236

The NK News team discusses the country’s health care and how the current outbreak might affect a possible nuclear test

Exploring North Korean art in Africa - NKNews Podcast Ep. 235

Researcher Onejoon Che hopes to amplify African voices in new photo book documenting DPRK-built statues and artwork

Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep - NKNews Podcast Ep. 234

Jacco Zwetsloot narrates a trip to Baengnyeong Island and asks experts about its significance in inter-Korean affairs

The complexities of solving the North Korea issue – NKNews Podcast Ep. 233

International Crisis Group's Christopher Green discusses the difficulties of reaching a solution on the Korean Peninsula

What Kim Il Sung shares with Hitler, Mao and Stalin - NKNews Podcast Ep. 232

Brandon Gauthier discusses how youth experiences shaped ordinary people into the 20th century’s cruelest dictators

The first American to visit North Korea’s nuclear plant - NKNews Podcast Ep. 231

C. Kenneth Quinones discusses his diplomatic work in the DPRK and experiences negotiating with North Koreans

Get Behind The Headlines

Why Biden and Yoon’s vow to bolster deterrence won’t alter North Korea’s course
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Why Biden and Yoon’s vow to bolster deterrence won’t alter North Korea’s course

Two leaders move to deploy US strategic assets and expand drills at summit but offer little to entice Pyongyang to talks

Why Biden and Yoon’s vow to bolster deterrence won’t alter North Korea’s course
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Chad O'CarrollMay 21, 2022
North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons
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North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons

Trade data also shows soap and other surface cleaner imports hit record highs amid short-lived trade reopening

North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons
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Ethan JewellMay 20, 2022
What North Korea is telling citizens about how to survive its COVID-19 outbreak

What North Korea is telling citizens about how to survive its COVID-19 outbreak

State media has advised everything from painkillers and honey to positive thinking, while comparing virus to common cold

What North Korea is telling citizens about how to survive its COVID-19 outbreak
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Colin ZwirkoMay 20, 2022
State media review: North Korea’s propaganda war against COVID-19
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State media review: North Korea’s propaganda war against COVID-19

An in-depth look at wall-to-wall coverage of the country’s first outbreak in television and print media

State media review: North Korea’s propaganda war against COVID-19
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Seung-Yeon ChungMay 20, 2022
Four major trends revealed by North Korea’s COVID-19 case numbers
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Four major trends revealed by North Korea’s COVID-19 case numbers

Data suggests virus may have entered from China, spreading from border regions via trade networks and other movements

Four major trends revealed by North Korea’s COVID-19 case numbers
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Martin WeiserMay 19, 2022
Streets empty but construction, farming active in COVID-hit North Korea: Imagery
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Streets empty but construction, farming active in COVID-hit North Korea: Imagery

Satellite images of Pyongyang and other cities show signs of lockdown but also ongoing economic activity

Streets empty but construction, farming active in COVID-hit North Korea: Imagery
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Colin ZwirkoMay 19, 2022
What North Korea will and will not do to fight the COVID-19 outbreak
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What North Korea will and will not do to fight the COVID-19 outbreak

Pyongyang will not yield control over people in exchange for fewer cases, but will probably accept specific aid packages

What North Korea will and will not do to fight the COVID-19 outbreak
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Christopher GreenMay 18, 2022
Ask a North Korean: How bright lights in China inspired a defection

Ask a North Korean: How bright lights in China inspired a defection

‘You cannot change where you were born, but you can choose where you live’

Ask a North Korean: How bright lights in China inspired a defection
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JinMay 17, 2022
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