April 09, 2020
Podcasts
North Korea, a month in review - NKNews Podcast Ep.122

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation

NK PRO

Change and consistency in North Korean markets: domestic vs global food prices

Food prices appear to be declining when compared to global benchmarks, which is good news for the average North Korean

Peter WardApr 09, 2020

Mad scientists, DPRK-style: geniuses on the North Korean screen

In the Kim Jong Il era, scientists were portrayed as devoted to their work and leader - even at the expense of family

North Korea, a month in review - NKNews Podcast Ep.122

Caroline Kearney talks us through some of the most important developments in March — and what to expect in April

Managing expectations with North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep.121

The Quincy Institute's Jessica Lee talks DPRK-U.S. relations, engagement, and peacebuilding on the peninsula

North Korean defectors and social entrepreneurship - NKNews Podcast Ep.120

Seoul Startups founder Marta Allina discusses bringing North Korean resettlers into the world of business

North Korea's response to COVID-19 - NKNews Podcast Ep.119

Daily NK's Rob Lauler discusses alarming reports on the impact of the novel coronavirus within the DPRK

North Korea: the view from the European Parliament - NKNews Podcast Ep.118

Lukas Mandl MEP discusses the European Union's role on the Korean peninsula, as well as human rights and DPRK sanctions

A primer on the European Union's North Korea sanctions - NKNews Podcast Ep.117

Virginie Battu-Henriksson discusses the role EU sanctions play in North Korea's denuclearization

Get Behind The Headlines

Destination Pyongyang: the Yodo hijacking incident, 50 years on

Much remains unknown about this bizarre tale of Cold War intrigue, misguided radicalism, and North Korean opportunism

Andrei LankovApr 07, 2020

"Dire situation": How COVID-19 is impacting the North Korea travel industry

With tourism to North Korea frozen after a record-breaking year, some believe visits won't be possible until 2021

Chad O'CarrollApr 07, 2020
NK PRO

North Korea's upcoming Supreme People's Assembly session: review and prospects

The upcoming parliamentary session will likely address budget issues and personnel shuffles, among others

Shifting sands: hints of a diminished role for long-time technocrat O Su Yong

Veteran economic policymaker may have been demoted from ruling party Central Committee, analysis suggests

Martin WeiserApr 06, 2020

In fight over COVID-19 aid to North Korea, sanctions relief now seems inevitable

Calls for economic pressure to continue will be difficult to maintain should the situation in the DPRK worsen

Anthony V. RinnaApr 06, 2020
NK PRO

ROK-U.S. cost-sharing talks: what's at stake in the battle between the allies

Amid broader efforts to get allies to pay more, a U.S. deal with South Korea could affect deals with Germany and Japan

North Korea’s 1970s Hallyu: socialist spectaculars in the Third World

Kim Il Sung deployed art troupes as a way to spread his version of socialism and deepen diplomatic ties

Benjamin R. YoungApr 03, 2020
NK PRO

North Korea in March 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead

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

NK ProApr 02, 2020
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