July 31, 2021

South Korea greenlights first aid to DPRK since Sept. 2020

By Jeongmin Kim, July 30, 2021
Image Credit: A North Korean boy plays in the street, Sep. 4, 2015 | NK News (file)

When North Korean doctors stood up to the government against overwork

By Tatiana Gabroussenko, July 28, 2021
Image Credit: Eric Lafforgue | A dentist in Pyongyang in Sept. 2008
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Front row at the Korean War armistice talks - NKNews Podcast Ep. 193

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation

North Korea isn’t fretting about a long COVID-19 lockdown
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North Korea isn’t fretting about a long COVID-19 lockdown

Chinese aid will keep regime afloat as DPRK shows little interest in a quick return to pre-pandemic life

North Korea isn’t fretting about a long COVID-19 lockdown
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Andrei LankovJul 30, 2021
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North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up

Disinfection facility at border linked to 'grave' COVID incident sees heavy construction amid reports of 'food crisis'

North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
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Colin ZwirkoJul 29, 2021
North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
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Front row at the Korean War armistice talks - NKNews Podcast Ep. 193

Korean War veteran Richard Underwood discusses his experience interpreting at the Kaesong peace talks to end hostilities

Working with the disabled in North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep. 192

Carla Vitantonio discusses her work fighting for the rights of North Koreans with physical and intellectual disabilities

An interview with Stephen Biegun - NKNews Podcast Ep. 191

The former U.S envoy for North Korea policy discusses what went right -- and wrong -- in Singapore, Hanoi and Stockholm

Laughing along with North Korean comedy films - NKNews Podcast Ep. 190

Immanuel Kim discusses North Korean literature and the sense of humor in the country’s comedy films

When Trump visited the DMZ - NKNews Podcast Ep. 189

LTC Sean Morrow discusses Donald Trump’s Panmunjom meeting and his time as commander of the U.N. Security Battalion

Crazy price fluctuations in Pyongyang - NKNews Podcast Ep. 188

Volatile prices come as Kim Jong Un admits food security issues in North Korea

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In diplomacy with North Korea, Moon Jae-in dances alone
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In diplomacy with North Korea, Moon Jae-in dances alone

A Japanese diplomat’s vulgar metaphor pinpoints an awkward truth: South Korean diplomacy is painfully one-sided

In diplomacy with North Korea, Moon Jae-in dances alone
When North Korean doctors stood up to the government against overwork

When North Korean doctors stood up to the government against overwork

Medical doctors argued the Cheollima labor campaign would harm public health, but the regime responded with hostility

When North Korean doctors stood up to the government against overwork
A hotline history: Why North Korea changes the game when it picks up the phone

A hotline history: Why North Korea changes the game when it picks up the phone

The Kim regime has dictated the pace of events on the peninsula by choosing when — and when not — to answer the phone

A hotline history: Why North Korea changes the game when it picks up the phone
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James FretwellJul 27, 2021
Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
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Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means

Dormant inter-Korean diplomacy will increase in intensity, but scheduled USFK drills could pose a hurdle for Seoul

Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?

The state views mental illness as an ideological problem, and North Koreans lack access to therapy and medical treatment

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans care for their mental health?
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Alek SigleyJul 25, 2021
NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
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NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea

Former North Korea aid worker, travel guide weigh in on major risks in the event of a nationwide crisis

NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
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Chad O'CarrollJul 23, 2021
Absence of North Korean women’s soccer team at Olympics a loss for diplomacy

Absence of North Korean women’s soccer team at Olympics a loss for diplomacy

Sports diplomacy advocates lament loss of key opportunity for engagement with North Korea as Summer Games begin Friday

Absence of North Korean women’s soccer team at Olympics a loss for diplomacy
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Chaewon ChungJul 23, 2021
Tourism off the beaten path in North Korea’s capital city

Tourism off the beaten path in North Korea’s capital city

Pyongyang offers an array of entertainment, from laser tag to water parks, beyond the typical statues and monuments

Tourism off the beaten path in North Korea’s capital city
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Gareth JohnsonJul 23, 2021
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