February 25, 2024

Trouble a-brewin’: Overlooked North Korea developments set to boil over in 2022

Missile launches stole spotlight, but nuclear reactor restart, food problems and other issues don’t bode well for future

Kim Jong Un’s striking weight loss and train-mounted missile systems dominated headlines on North Korea this year, but all the while, a number of other issues have festered quietly in the background.

From reports of secret inter-Korean correspondence to the DPRK’s potential preparations for a satellite launch and mounting food problems, these overlooked developments from throughout 2021 could prove to be explosive in the year to come.