May 28, 2022

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation

Why North Korea launches long-range missiles on medium-range trajectories
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Why North Korea launches long-range missiles on medium-range trajectories

Examining puzzling flights paths, use of Sunan launch site and state media silence after latest test of three missiles

Why North Korea launches long-range missiles on medium-range trajectories
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Ankit PandaMay 27, 2022

North Korea and Laos sustain ties despite COVID-19 and other obstacles

Kim Jong Un 'cherishes' relationship and is working to elevate ties further, state media has said

North Korea and Laos sustain ties despite COVID-19 and other obstacles
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Gabriela BernalMay 27, 2022
North Korea and Laos sustain ties despite COVID-19 and other obstacles
Podcasts
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Exploring North Korea from south of the DMZ - NKNews Podcast Ep. 237

North Korea specialists and tour guides discuss what one can see and learn about North Korea on the inter-Korean border

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

Get Behind The Headlines

What if the UN shuts down the Panel of Experts overseeing North Korea sanctions?

What if the UN shuts down the Panel of Experts overseeing North Korea sanctions?

China’s skepticism of sanctions could lead it to end support, eliminating a key source of information on DPRK activities

What if the UN shuts down the Panel of Experts overseeing North Korea sanctions?
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Chad O'CarrollMay 27, 2022
Interview: How North Korean defector Jihyun Park found happiness in the UK

Interview: How North Korean defector Jihyun Park found happiness in the UK

The human rights activist shares her defection story and how her experiences drove her to get involved in politics

Interview: How North Korean defector Jihyun Park found happiness in the UK
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Harry ClynchMay 26, 2022
The real reasons why South Koreans don’t care about North Korea

The real reasons why South Koreans don’t care about North Korea

Increasing interest in inter-Korean issues requires creative debate and more public participation in DPRK policymaking

The real reasons why South Koreans don’t care about North Korea
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Dan GudgeonMay 26, 2022
‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages

‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages

Instructors say low pay is driving away those who can help children of defectors navigate South Korean school system

‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages
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Ifang BremerMay 26, 2022
Why North Korea’s pharmacies are unequipped to confront COVID-19
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Why North Korea’s pharmacies are unequipped to confront COVID-19

Private market actors are necessary for the DPRK’s drug distribution system to function, but supplies are highly limited

Why North Korea’s pharmacies are unequipped to confront COVID-19
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Peter WardMay 26, 2022
North Korea threats make engaging Quad a risk worth taking for South Korea
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North Korea threats make engaging Quad a risk worth taking for South Korea

Expanded grouping provides opportunity for South Korea to codify security cooperation in Indo-Pacific

North Korea threats make engaging Quad a risk worth taking for South Korea
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Jagannath P. PandaMay 24, 2022
What a recent funeral in North Korea says about leadership in Pyongyang
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What a recent funeral in North Korea says about leadership in Pyongyang

Defense minister and army politburo chief conspicuous no-shows at state funeral as DPRK battles ongoing COVID outbreak

What a recent funeral in North Korea says about leadership in Pyongyang
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Martin WeiserMay 23, 2022
Why North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak won’t be a death sentence for Kim regime

Why North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak won’t be a death sentence for Kim regime

Malnutrition and poor healthcare may cause more deaths than statistics show, but mainly among elderly and poor

Why North Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak won’t be a death sentence for Kim regime
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Andrei LankovMay 23, 2022
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