May 18, 2022

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation

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

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

State media review: Pandemic and drought conspire in North Korea
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State media review: Pandemic and drought conspire in North Korea

An in-depth analysis of water shortages, the COVID-19 outbreak, criticism of the new South Korean president and more

State media review: Pandemic and drought conspire in North Korea
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Seung-Yeon ChungMay 16, 2022
New leader means new uncertainties and nuclear dangers on Korean Peninsula
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New leader means new uncertainties and nuclear dangers on Korean Peninsula

Recent weapons tests by South and North Korea largely reflect apprehension about Washington's Korea policies

New leader means new uncertainties and nuclear dangers on Korean Peninsula
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Michael CohenMay 16, 2022
East Asia is changing. So should the way Washington, Seoul and Tokyo cooperate.
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East Asia is changing. So should the way Washington, Seoul and Tokyo cooperate.

The US should offer security and economic guarantees that empower allies to commit to its vision of the region

East Asia is changing. So should the way Washington, Seoul and Tokyo cooperate.
Pyongyang’s COVID negligence could spell disaster for its most vulnerable
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Pyongyang’s COVID negligence could spell disaster for its most vulnerable

North Korea’s malnourished, unvaccinated population makes it extremely vulnerable to the virus, experts say

Pyongyang’s COVID negligence could spell disaster for its most vulnerable
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Ethan JewellMay 13, 2022
North Korean COVID-19 rules warn of transmission by balloons, drones and rivers
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North Korean COVID-19 rules warn of transmission by balloons, drones and rivers

Expert says authorities in Pyongyang taking advantage of pandemic to further justify isolation and crackdowns on society

North Korean COVID-19 rules warn of transmission by balloons, drones and rivers
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Chad O'CarrollMay 12, 2022
Why the risks of an Omicron outbreak in North Korea are getting worse
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Why the risks of an Omicron outbreak in North Korea are getting worse

Spikes in neighboring countries, economic impact on China and a stagnant containment strategy add to old problems

Why the risks of an Omicron outbreak in North Korea are getting worse
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Chad O'CarrollMay 11, 2022
Russia can no longer have its cake and eat it too on the Korean Peninsula

Russia can no longer have its cake and eat it too on the Korean Peninsula

After Ukraine, North Korea will cleave strongly to Moscow as new ROK President Yoon embraces US-led liberal order

Russia can no longer have its cake and eat it too on the Korean Peninsula
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Anthony V. RinnaMay 11, 2022
Why is North Korea keeping silent on its latest missile tests?

Why is North Korea keeping silent on its latest missile tests?

Experts suggest a range of explanations, including hesitance in Pyongyang to disclose details of its weapons programs

Why is North Korea keeping silent on its latest missile tests?
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Chaewon ChungMay 11, 2022
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