August 13, 2022
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North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales - Ep. 248

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100,000 North Korean soldiers won’t fight in Ukraine. But a few dozen might.

100,000 North Korean soldiers won’t fight in Ukraine. But a few dozen might.

The DPRK has deployed troops to foreign conflicts before, from the Vietnam War to the civil war in Syria

100,000 North Korean soldiers won’t fight in Ukraine. But a few dozen might.
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James FretwellAug 12, 2022

Ask a North Korean: How do you move to a new house in the DPRK?

North Koreans can only move under specific circumstances, and even then finding affordable housing is nigh impossible

Ask a North Korean: How do you move to a new house in the DPRK?
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JinAug 12, 2022
Ask a North Korean: How do you move to a new house in the DPRK?
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North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales - Ep. 248

The NK News team talks latest developments on DPRK, from forced repatriation to COVID and more

Up close and personal at the Demilitarized Zone - Ep. 247

NK News team members and former military cross Civilian Control Line to get close to North Korea in central border area

Emerging North Korean threats in cyber and outer space - Ep. 246

Cho Dongyoun talks unmanned aerial vehicles, DPRK battlefield tactics, South Korean defenses and more

How Sweden created a safe space for North Korea talks – NKNews Podcast Ep. 245

Ambassador Jakob Hallgren discusses the 2018 summitry and Stockholms role in diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

North Korea blames ‘alien things’ for COVID-19 outbreak - NKNews Podcast Ep. 244

The NK News team discusses anti-DPRK balloon launches, trilateral military drills, tactical nuke deployments and more

Life inside the pro-North Korea enclave in Japan - NKNews Podcast Ep. 243

Park Hyangsu shares how she left Chongryon and the tragic story of her family members in the DPRK

Get Behind The Headlines

China’s retaliation over Taiwan endangers cooperation on North Korea: Experts

China’s retaliation over Taiwan endangers cooperation on North Korea: Experts

Increasing hostility between Beijing and Washington could give Pyongyang more leeway to evade sanctions

China’s retaliation over Taiwan endangers cooperation on North Korea: Experts
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Ethan JewellAug 12, 2022
How North Korea is embracing more entertaining propaganda for the TikTok era

How North Korea is embracing more entertaining propaganda for the TikTok era

Mini documentaries and flashy missile launch videos show Pyongyang can adapt delivery, though messages remain the same

How North Korea is embracing more entertaining propaganda for the TikTok era
Kim Yo Jong’s accusation that Seoul spread COVID sets stage for future violence

Kim Yo Jong’s accusation that Seoul spread COVID sets stage for future violence

Experts say North Korea using crisis to push harder line toward South Korea, even as it celebrates ‘victory’ over virus

Kim Yo Jong’s accusation that Seoul spread COVID sets stage for future violence
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Jeongmin KimAug 11, 2022
State media review: North Korea backs China over Taiwan issue
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State media review: North Korea backs China over Taiwan issue

An in-depth analysis of DPRK-China alignment, Seoul’s ‘audacious’ inter-Korean plans, consumer goods shows and more

State media review: North Korea backs China over Taiwan issue
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Seung-Yeon ChungAug 11, 2022
North Korea’s proclamation of COVID ‘victory’ only portends more suffering ahead
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North Korea’s proclamation of COVID ‘victory’ only portends more suffering ahead

Kim regime focused on crafting propaganda wins rather than embracing solutions like vaccines that would help it open up

North Korea’s proclamation of COVID ‘victory’ only portends more suffering ahead
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James FretwellAug 11, 2022
Kim Jong Un megayacht spotted at secluded beach while leader out of public view
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Kim Jong Un megayacht spotted at secluded beach while leader out of public view

Satellite imagery captures vessel near new mansions on east coast in sign that Kim is vacationing

Kim Jong Un megayacht spotted at secluded beach while leader out of public view
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Colin ZwirkoAug 10, 2022
The flaws in the Bank of Korea’s estimates of North Korean economic activity
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The flaws in the Bank of Korea’s estimates of North Korean economic activity

Questionable assumptions underlie researchers’ methods and findings, as DPRK economy remains a statistical black hole

The flaws in the Bank of Korea’s estimates of North Korean economic activity
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Peter WardAug 10, 2022
Yoon wants to get tough on North Korea but lacks options to be true hardliner

Yoon wants to get tough on North Korea but lacks options to be true hardliner

Inter-Korean economic exchanges ended years ago, leaving few ways to apply pressure beyond more hawkish rhetoric

Yoon wants to get tough on North Korea but lacks options to be true hardliner
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Hyun-jun YeoAug 10, 2022
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