October 27, 2021
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Investigating the Daejeon Massacre - NKNews Podcast Ep. 206

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A diplomat’s life: North Korea’s brutal training for parades and mass games

A diplomat’s life: North Korea’s brutal training for parades and mass games

North Koreans train for hours on end and late into the night to prepare for these events in Pyongyang

A diplomat’s life: North Korea’s brutal training for parades and mass games
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Taylor DarbyOct 27, 2021
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North Korea-Iran relations: Overview, analysis and what to expect going forward

Pyongyang and Tehran's WMD and conventional weapons proliferation threatens Northeast Asia, the Middle East and the U.S.

North Korea-Iran relations: Overview, analysis and what to expect going forward
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James FretwellOct 26, 2021
North Korea-Iran relations: Overview, analysis and what to expect going forward
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Investigating the Daejeon Massacre - NKNews Podcast Ep. 206

David Miller discusses his research into South Korea’s killing of political prisoners during the Korean War

Repatriating US soldiers’ remains from North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep. 205

Ashton Ormes discusses his experience at the UN Command and work negotiating the return of servicemembers' remains

North Korean human rights abuses and reunification - NKNews Podcast Ep. 204

Nam Bada discusses how PSCORE helps North Korean defectors and works towards reunifying the Korean Peninsula

A freewheeling, ‘Ask Me Anything’ special - NKNews Podcast Ep. 203

The NK News team joins host Jacco Zwetsloot to celebrate 200 podcast episodes and answer readers' questions

The shared future of the two Koreas - NKNews Podcast Ep. 202

Mason Richey and David Tizzard discuss prospects for a North-South confederation and the concept of a singular ‘Korea’

North Korean nukes, sanctions and the United Nations - NKNews Podcast Ep. 201

Former UN Panel of Experts member Maiko Takeuchi discusses the effectiveness of sanctions on DPRK denuclearization

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NK PRO Briefing: An open source review of Iran-DPRK relations
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NK PRO Briefing: An open source review of Iran-DPRK relations

A discussion featuring North Korea analyst James Fretwell, Iran specialist Negar Mortazavi and missile expert Tal Inbar

NK PRO Briefing: An open source review of Iran-DPRK relations
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North Korea flexes with SLBM test, and bigger missiles may be coming
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North Korea flexes with SLBM test, and bigger missiles may be coming

Test-launch from submarine shows DPRK’s confidence in weapon’s motor and may be a response to Seoul’s recent SLBM test

North Korea flexes with SLBM test, and bigger missiles may be coming
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Ankit PandaOct 26, 2021
Arms buildup between two Koreas heightens risk of conventional and nuclear war
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Arms buildup between two Koreas heightens risk of conventional and nuclear war

In-depth review of military capabilities on the peninsula underscores obstacles to peace and catastrophic costs of war

Arms buildup between two Koreas heightens risk of conventional and nuclear war
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James M. MinnichOct 25, 2021
Congressional support for North Korea sanctions undercuts Seoul’s peace drive

Congressional support for North Korea sanctions undercuts Seoul’s peace drive

A recent bill calls for a formal peace treaty with Pyongyang, but US lawmakers still unwilling to ease pressure campaign

Congressional support for North Korea sanctions undercuts Seoul’s peace drive
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Anthony V. RinnaOct 25, 2021
The stop and go success of a North Korean entrepreneur
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The stop and go success of a North Korean entrepreneur

Even relatively successful people struggle to provide enough for their families in the DPRK

The stop and go success of a North Korean entrepreneur
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Andrei LankovOct 22, 2021
How Switzerland could help China re-engage North Korea and the world
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How Switzerland could help China re-engage North Korea and the world

China promotes itself as a blueprint for North Korea, but the Swiss model may be more attractive for Kim Jong Un

How Switzerland could help China re-engage North Korea and the world
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John PetrushkaOct 21, 2021
Cigarettes over medicine? Tobacco imports to North Korea lead trade with China
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Cigarettes over medicine? Tobacco imports to North Korea lead trade with China

Imports of tobacco products far outstrip medicine, even as DPRK's population remains unvaccinated

Cigarettes over medicine? Tobacco imports to North Korea lead trade with China
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Ethan JewellOct 20, 2021
A diplomat’s life: The North Koreans are always watching you

A diplomat’s life: The North Koreans are always watching you

There is no escaping Big Brother in a country that encourages and rewards citizens for reporting on each other

A diplomat’s life: The North Koreans are always watching you
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Taylor DarbyOct 20, 2021
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