August 10, 2020
Talking Rastafarianism with North Koreans - NKNews Podcast Ep.140

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation


How sanctions failed to stop North Korea from developing dangerous weapons tech

An unpublished U.N. report details several key technological developments made by the DPRK in recent years

Ankit PandaAug 07, 2020

North Korea is targeting China with increasingly-aggressive propaganda on Weibo

Posts on Weibo's NewDPRK and I Take You to Koryo accounts promote vignettes of Pyongyang life and anti-U.S. sentiment

Luz DingAug 06, 2020

Talking Rastafarianism with North Koreans - NKNews Podcast Ep.140

Benjamin Zephaniah discusses his trips to North Korea and teaching poetry to university students in Pyongyang

Sending Bibles to North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep.139

Eric Foley discusses the challenges Voice of the Martyrs Korea faces from South Korea's crackdown on balloon launches

The six South Koreans still held in North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep.138

NK News's Chad O'Carroll and Jeongmin Kim discuss their investigation into the current situation of the six men

Christianity in North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep.137

Peter Prove discusses both state-sanctioned and underground religious communities in North Korea

The English-language voice of North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep.136

Paul White discusses being the narrator at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun mausoleum and doing business in North Korea

Back from the inter-Korean breakdown brink? - NKNews Podcast Ep.135

The NK News team discuss recent tensions between North and South Korea ⁠— and where things could go from here

Get Behind The Headlines


'Growing scope' of North Korean nuclear weapons shown in unpublished UN report

DPRK activity linked to potential ballistic missile manufacturing and possible R&D on advanced weapons systems

Ankit PandaAug 06, 2020

Photos: Shops, restaurants and Sinuiju port – a view from Dandong in July

Despite sanctions and the COVID-19 global pandemic, North Korea's imprint on Dandong was easy to see in July 2020

Chad O'CarrollAug 05, 2020

How the atomic bombing of Hiroshima shaped North Korea’s fears for decades

North Korea sees the United States’ refusal to apologize as a sign that Washington might use nuclear weapons again

James FretwellAug 05, 2020

Timeline: From multiple Kim Jong Un appearances to defector 'suspected' of COVID

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

NK ProAug 04, 2020

Why Lee In-young may be the most vocal and successful unification minister yet

Lee's unification ministry will likely play a stronger, more active role in inter-Korean relations

Martin WeiserAug 04, 2020

North Korean ships spotted returning to old coal smuggling routes near Vietnam

The most suspicious ship, the Mi Yang 5, was placed on a banned vessels list by the U.S. Coast Guard in 2018

Min Chao ChoyAug 04, 2020

North Korea in July 2020: a month in review and what's ahead

An analysis of the main developments between July 1 and July 31

NK ProAug 03, 2020

How North Korea's Pungsan dog became a symbol of the country's 'proud spirit'

Pungsan dogs are said to be pure, spontaneous, and loyal to their leaders - just like a good North Korean should be

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