May 22, 2024
Podcasts
The surprising similarities between North Korea and Taiwan – Ep. 343

Recent Stories

First public display of own portrait in same fashion as father, grandfather seen at party cadre school opening

Kim Jong Un displays portrait next to predecessors in personality cult boost
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 22, 2024

Analysis, Opinion & More

How North Korean cybercrime has laid bare vulnerabilities in ROK defenses
NK PRO

How North Korean cybercrime has laid bare vulnerabilities in ROK defenses

Experts say there’s no foolproof solution to evolving threats but underscore dangers of a complacent South Korean public

How North Korean cybercrime has laid bare vulnerabilities in ROK defenses
NK PRO

Everything Moon Jae-in says about North Korea in his mammoth new memoir

NK Pro translates key parts of former president’s book, from Kim Jong Un’s wish to visit border island to anger at US

Everything Moon Jae-in says about North Korea in his mammoth new memoir
Author Thumbnail
Joon Ha ParkMay 22, 2024
Everything Moon Jae-in says about North Korea in his mammoth new memoir
Podcasts
All Podcasts >

The surprising similarities between North Korea and Taiwan – Ep. 343

Journalist Yang Chien-hao compares and contrasts Taiwan’s relationship with China and South Korea's ties with the North

How North Korea uses feature films as a social weapon – Ep. 342

Benjamin Joinau discusses his database of some 800 DPRK movies and what we can learn from the country’s cinema

What Russia has to gain by killing the UN panel on North Korea - Ep. 341

Christopher Green and NK News reporters discuss Moscow’s veto, Day of the Sun changes, Kim Jong Un’s new song and more

Why North Korea has embraced sustainable development – Ep. 340

Sojin Lim discusses the DPRK’s compliance with some international standards and disregard for others

One man’s mission to map all of North Korea – Ep. 339

Jacob Bogle discusses his work analyzing open-source imagery to decipher what others overlook

The ups and downs of negotiating with North Koreans – Ep. 338

Retired US Air Force Lt. Col. Aaron Trimble recounts his work engaging with DPRK officers at Panmunjom

Get Behind The Headlines

North Korea-China trade jumps on fabric imports, pointing to textile outsourcing
NK PRO

North Korea-China trade jumps on fabric imports, pointing to textile outsourcing

Expert says DPRK appears to be producing both textiles and wigs for re-export to China despite sanctions on such trade

North Korea-China trade jumps on fabric imports, pointing to textile outsourcing
Author Thumbnail
Ifang BremerMay 21, 2024
Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?

A defector writes about being forced to work even as an elementary school student and the trauma it left him with

Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?
DavidMay 21, 2024
Why even faulty North Korean weapons won’t derail military ties with Russia
NK PRO

Why even faulty North Korean weapons won’t derail military ties with Russia

Experts say both sides have too much to gain to jeopardize relationship that is ‘stronger than anyone suspected’

Why even faulty North Korean weapons won’t derail military ties with Russia
Author Thumbnail
Anton SokolinMay 20, 2024
Why North Korea won’t lay to rest the ghost of the ROK’s bloody Gwangju Uprising

Why North Korea won’t lay to rest the ghost of the ROK’s bloody Gwangju Uprising

State media still draws parallels between 1980 massacre and current events in effort to amplify South Korean discontent

Why North Korea won’t lay to rest the ghost of the ROK’s bloody Gwangju Uprising
Author Thumbnail
Gabriela BernalMay 17, 2024
How North Korea’s constitution reflected its claims to rule entire peninsula
NK PRO

How North Korea’s constitution reflected its claims to rule entire peninsula

Initial claims over ROK territory have since vanished from document, setting up Kim Jong Un’s rejection of unification

How North Korea’s constitution reflected its claims to rule entire peninsula
Author Thumbnail
Martin WeiserMay 17, 2024
Why it’s long past time for a US compromise on North Korea’s nukes
COLUMN

Why it’s long past time for a US compromise on North Korea’s nukes

Demanding denuclearization is a fool’s errand, but arms control through ‘interim steps’ can make the peninsula safer

Why it’s long past time for a US compromise on North Korea’s nukes
Author Thumbnail
Andrei LankovMay 17, 2024
State media review: North Korea slams Kiwis’ ‘provocative’ sanctions monitoring
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea slams Kiwis’ ‘provocative’ sanctions monitoring

An in-depth analysis of criticism toward US allies, praise for youth laborers, a tourney for ‘golf addicts’ and more

State media review: North Korea slams Kiwis’ ‘provocative’ sanctions monitoring
Author Thumbnail
Seung-Yeon ChungMay 16, 2024
Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest
NK PRO

Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest

Laborers face difficult and unsafe conditions overseas, but many volunteer for chance to earn money and leave the DPRK

Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest
Author Thumbnail
Peter WardMay 15, 2024
Loading more stories Loading...