October 26, 2021
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Repatriating US soldiers’ remains from North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep. 205

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Arms buildup between two Koreas heightens risk of conventional and nuclear war
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Arms buildup between two Koreas heightens risk of conventional and nuclear war

In-depth review of military capabilities on the peninsula underscores obstacles to peace and catastrophic costs of war

Arms buildup between two Koreas heightens risk of conventional and nuclear war
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James M. MinnichOct 25, 2021

Congressional support for North Korea sanctions undercuts Seoul’s peace drive

A recent bill calls for a formal peace treaty with Pyongyang, but US lawmakers still unwilling to ease pressure campaign

Congressional support for North Korea sanctions undercuts Seoul’s peace drive
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Anthony V. RinnaOct 25, 2021
Congressional support for North Korea sanctions undercuts Seoul’s peace drive
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Repatriating US soldiers’ remains from North Korea - NKNews Podcast Ep. 205

Ashton Ormes discusses his experience at the UN Command and work negotiating the return of servicemembers' remains

North Korean human rights abuses and reunification - NKNews Podcast Ep. 204

Nam Bada discusses how PSCORE helps North Korean defectors and works towards reunifying the Korean Peninsula

A freewheeling, ‘Ask Me Anything’ special - NKNews Podcast Ep. 203

The NK News team joins host Jacco Zwetsloot to celebrate 200 podcast episodes and answer readers' questions

The shared future of the two Koreas - NKNews Podcast Ep. 202

Mason Richey and David Tizzard discuss prospects for a North-South confederation and the concept of a singular ‘Korea’

North Korean nukes, sanctions and the United Nations - NKNews Podcast Ep. 201

Former UN Panel of Experts member Maiko Takeuchi discusses the effectiveness of sanctions on DPRK denuclearization

A 200th episode roundtable - NKNews Podcast Ep. 200

NK News journalists and contributors discuss North Korea’s nighttime military parade, cruise missile tests and more

Get Behind The Headlines

The stop and go success of a North Korean entrepreneur
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The stop and go success of a North Korean entrepreneur

Even relatively successful people struggle to provide enough for their families in the DPRK

The stop and go success of a North Korean entrepreneur
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Andrei LankovOct 22, 2021
How Switzerland could help China re-engage North Korea and the world
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How Switzerland could help China re-engage North Korea and the world

China promotes itself as a blueprint for North Korea, but the Swiss model may be more attractive for Kim Jong Un

How Switzerland could help China re-engage North Korea and the world
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John PetrushkaOct 21, 2021
Cigarettes over medicine? Tobacco imports to North Korea lead trade with China
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Cigarettes over medicine? Tobacco imports to North Korea lead trade with China

Imports of tobacco products far outstrip medicine, even as DPRK's population remains unvaccinated

Cigarettes over medicine? Tobacco imports to North Korea lead trade with China
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Ethan JewellOct 20, 2021
A diplomat’s life: The North Koreans are always watching you

A diplomat’s life: The North Koreans are always watching you

There is no escaping Big Brother in a country that encourages and rewards citizens for reporting on each other

A diplomat’s life: The North Koreans are always watching you
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Taylor DarbyOct 20, 2021
US Treasury’s sanctions review: What it means for North Korea policy
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US Treasury’s sanctions review: What it means for North Korea policy

New report suggests US modernize sanctions regime and better avoid unintended impacts, but observers expect few changes

US Treasury’s sanctions review: What it means for North Korea policy
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Chad O'CarrollOct 19, 2021
North Korea pulls back the curtain on current and future weapon technologies
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North Korea pulls back the curtain on current and future weapon technologies

Weapons expo a reminder of how much DPRK has accomplished, and shows what kind of missiles it will test in the future

North Korea pulls back the curtain on current and future weapon technologies
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Ankit PandaOct 19, 2021
What 'economic development' means to Kim Jong Un
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What 'economic development' means to Kim Jong Un

The North Korean leader's ideas for the economy are much narrower and less transformative than is typically portrayed

What 'economic development' means to Kim Jong Un
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David FieldsOct 18, 2021
Why one city in Nepal worships North Korea and follows ‘Juche’ ideology

Why one city in Nepal worships North Korea and follows ‘Juche’ ideology

A mistrust of outsiders and desire for self-reliance drive Bhaktapur to embrace North Korean style communism

Why one city in Nepal worships North Korea and follows ‘Juche’ ideology
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Benjamin R. YoungOct 18, 2021
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