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Why a report North Korea executed kids for watching K-dramas demands skepticism

Why a report North Korea executed kids for watching K-dramas demands skepticism

Claim about execution of over 30 middle schoolers relies on dubious sourcing but shouldn’t distract from real crackdowns

Why a report North Korea executed kids for watching K-dramas demands skepticism
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Gabriela BernalJul 17, 2024

Why recent assassination attempts may have Kim Jong Un worried for his safety

North Korean leader appears to be bolstering security, possibly due to perceived threats from US and ROK amid tensions

Why recent assassination attempts may have Kim Jong Un worried for his safety
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Joe SmithJul 17, 2024
Why recent assassination attempts may have Kim Jong Un worried for his safety
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Kim Yo Jong threats, a North Korean eatery in Mongolia and aid workers return

NK News’ Chad O’Carroll discusses the DPRK’s threats against balloon launches, his recent trip to Ulaanbaatar and more

Park Hyangsu: Why North Korea’s unification rejection shocked Koreans in Japan

Activist who grew up in pro-DPRK enclave discusses impact of new policy on Chongryon organization

Kim Yo Jong slams ROK border drills, Russian kids to visit North Korea

NK News’ Alannah Hill discusses the latest statement from the North Korean leader’s sister and Russia-DPRK cooperation

John Linton: Why Korean reunification could happen tomorrow

The doctor and lawmaker discusses his past humanitarian work in North Korea and his hopes for inter-Korean relations

North Korea’s plenum, new Kim Jong Un pins and rumors of DPRK troops in Ukraine

NK News’ Anton Sokolin discusses the agenda for the party meeting and the meaning of loyalty badges depicting the leader

Eric Foley: Why it's better to launch balloons into North Korea under the radar

CEO of Voice of the Martyrs Korea discusses why priority should be getting information to DPRK citizens, not publicity

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Why an ROK lawmaker floated military strikes on North Korean balloon launches
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Why an ROK lawmaker floated military strikes on North Korean balloon launches

The proposal has raised concerns about escalation risks, but experts say both sides know the option is unrealistic

Why an ROK lawmaker floated military strikes on North Korean balloon launches
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Jeongmin KimJul 16, 2024
‘I feel proud’: Seoul celebrates North Korean escapees with first Defectors’ Day

‘I feel proud’: Seoul celebrates North Korean escapees with first Defectors’ Day

Escapees gather to sing, dance and showcase businesses at joyful event, as Yoon pledges support for defector community

‘I feel proud’: Seoul celebrates North Korean escapees with first Defectors’ Day
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Ifang BremerJul 15, 2024
Bricks in the wall: How North Korean textbooks indoctrinate support for regime
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Bricks in the wall: How North Korean textbooks indoctrinate support for regime

DPRK’s messages can shape defector resettlement in ROK, encouraging engagement but hampering understanding of democracy

Bricks in the wall: How North Korean textbooks indoctrinate support for regime
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Myunghee LeeJul 15, 2024
How the specter of North Korea-Russia military ties hung over the NATO summit

How the specter of North Korea-Russia military ties hung over the NATO summit

Seoul and Tokyo looked to strengthen relationship with alliance, but DPRK remains an afterthought amid focus on China

How the specter of North Korea-Russia military ties hung over the NATO summit
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Gabriela BernalJul 12, 2024
‘Escape’ review: North Korean soldiers’ daring defection, told for South Koreans

‘Escape’ review: North Korean soldiers’ daring defection, told for South Koreans

Hit film skirts politics and discussion of human rights, seeking to send message of the importance of valuing freedom

‘Escape’ review: North Korean soldiers’ daring defection, told for South Koreans
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Ifang BremerJul 12, 2024
Ask a North Korean: Why a party propagandist decided to escape the DPRK

Ask a North Korean: Why a party propagandist decided to escape the DPRK

Soo-ah went from warning citizens about the false promise of defecting to crossing the Yalu River to flee to the South

Ask a North Korean: Why a party propagandist decided to escape the DPRK
Soo-ahJul 11, 2024
State media review: North Korea mourns one Kim leader, while glorifying another
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State media review: North Korea mourns one Kim leader, while glorifying another

An in-depth analysis of Kim Il Sung death memorials, a letter to Iran’s president, a worker’s confession and more

State media review: North Korea mourns one Kim leader, while glorifying another
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Seung-Yeon ChungJul 11, 2024
What to make of reports that China plans to send back all North Korean workers

What to make of reports that China plans to send back all North Korean workers

Repatriation of thousands of laborers could be retaliation over DPRK-Russia ties and would cut off huge revenue source

What to make of reports that China plans to send back all North Korean workers
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Gabriela BernalJul 11, 2024
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