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What Kim Jong Un’s appearances can tell us about the DPRK regime – Ep. 330

Researcher Martin Weiser discusses his work tracking North Korean officials, Kim Jong Un’s daughter and more

Analyzing the US-ROK alliance’s impact on North Korea’s policies – Ep. 329

Korea Economic Institute of America’s new president discusses his role assessing inter-Korean relations and latest book

How North Korea started spat between Moscow and Seoul – Ep. 328

The NK News team talks back and forth between Russia and ROK, the DPRK’s expanded coastal fencing and a new luxury mall

Has Kim Jong Un really made a strategic decision to go to war? – Ep. 327

Robert Carlin and Siegfried Hecker discuss their viral article on North Korea’s war rhetoric and respond to skeptics

Covering North Korea and Kim Jong Un’s elite female entourage – Ep. 326

Journalist Chun Sujin discusses her experiences writing about the DPRK and her book on powerful women in the country

Collecting evidence of North Korea’s human rights violations – Ep. 325

Head of UN Human Rights office in Seoul discusses forced abductions, plus why the DPRK is shutting down propaganda sites

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