November 21, 2019

Analysis, Opinion & Investigation

How North Korea is becoming a 2020 U.S. presidential campaign issue

Democratic candidates have criticized Trump's meetings with Kim, despite taking vague positions themselves

Pratik ChouguleNov 21, 2019
NK PRO

After the Hanoi summit, a hyper-securitization process underway in Pyongyang?

A range of incidents, trends, and policies have emerged which suggest DPRK authorities wish to sharply bolster control

Chad O'CarrollNov 21, 2019
Podcasts
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Bringing Slovenian avant-garde rock to the DPRK - NKNews Podcast Ep.103

Morten Traavik and Mary Sun Kim discuss Laibach's 2015 concert in Pyongyang and navigating North Korean censorship

The UN COI report on North Korea, five years later - NKNews Podcast Ep.102

Michael Kirby discusses what has and hasn't changed in DPRK human rights since the landmark document in 2014

What Presidents Moon and Trump get wrong about the DPRK - NKNews Podcast Ep.101

Former diplomat David Straub discusses why current ROK-U.S. policy towards North Korea is failing — and how to change it

The 100th episode bonanza – NKNews Podcast Ep.100

Professor Andrei Lankov, host Jacco Zwetsloot, and the NK News team come together for a special roundtable discussion

The last voyage of the Pong Su - an NKNews Podcast special episode

The Age's Richard Baker discusses the DPRK's role in one of the biggest drug smuggling cases in Australian history

Storm clouds over Stockholm: DPRK-U.S. talks fall apart – NKNews Podcast Ep.99

The NK News team discusses how and why working-level negotiations failed — and what happens next

Get Behind The Headlines

Why a break-in at the U.S. Ambassador's residence reflects a strained alliance

The protest from "progressive" South Korean students comes amid controversial U.S.-ROK defense cost-sharing negotiations

Dennis P. HalpinNov 19, 2019
NK PRO

Looking ahead: prospects for North Korea-U.S. relations

Amid a flurry of statements by DPRK officials, NK Pro analysts examine whether diplomacy can get back on track

NK PRO

130+ traffic education parks built across North Korea since 2016: imagery

What’s driving the construction, and is the DPRK preparing to become a car-owning society?

Colin ZwirkoNov 18, 2019

Party like it’s 1998: how South Korean tourism to Mount Kumgang got started

The story of how South Korea's leading dissident and a chaebol tycoon launched the historic inter-Korean project

Life on the ground in North Korea through the eyes of a Pyongyang expat

A former resident of the DPRK capital discusses what they personally observed during their four-year stay

Nils WeisenseeNov 15, 2019
NK PRO

North Korea's Central Bank: lender, regulator, and inflation fighter

Relatively unimportant before marketization, the Central Bank's rise reflects the increasing power of money in the DPRK

Peter WardNov 14, 2019

What life is really like as a foreigner living in Pyongyang

A former diplomat in the DPRK discusses the realities and common misconceptions through their own personal experiences

Nils WeisenseeNov 13, 2019
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