October 04, 2023

Who’s deceiving whom? Open source North Korea under the microscope

NYT coverage of think-tank report risks credibility of open-source research on North Korea

Along with the features of daily life that few of us could have anticipated a generation ago —smartphones, rent-a-scooters, Greek yogurt in every grocery store — something new has come to the world of think tanks and NGOs: the budding democratization of imagery intelligence.

Multiple companies now take photographs from space of effectively anywhere on the earth’s surface.