August 19, 2022

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Easing COVID rules a way for North Korea to project control — including to China

Easing COVID rules a way for North Korea to project control — including to China

Experts say changes may seek to allay public dissatisfaction and convince Beijing to resume cross-border trade

Easing COVID rules a way for North Korea to project control — including to China
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 17, 2022
100,000 North Korean soldiers won’t fight in Ukraine. But a few dozen might.

100,000 North Korean soldiers won’t fight in Ukraine. But a few dozen might.

The DPRK has deployed troops to foreign conflicts before, from the Vietnam War to the civil war in Syria

100,000 North Korean soldiers won’t fight in Ukraine. But a few dozen might.
James Fretwell
James Fretwell August 12, 2022
How North Korea is embracing more entertaining propaganda for the TikTok era

How North Korea is embracing more entertaining propaganda for the TikTok era

Mini documentaries and flashy missile launch videos show Pyongyang can adapt delivery, though messages remain the same

How North Korea is embracing more entertaining propaganda for the TikTok era
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko August 12, 2022
Kim Yo Jong’s accusation that Seoul spread COVID sets stage for future violence

Kim Yo Jong’s accusation that Seoul spread COVID sets stage for future violence

Experts say North Korea using crisis to push harder line toward South Korea, even as it celebrates ‘victory’ over virus

Kim Yo Jong’s accusation that Seoul spread COVID sets stage for future violence
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 11, 2022
Yoon wants to get tough on North Korea but lacks options to be true hardliner

Yoon wants to get tough on North Korea but lacks options to be true hardliner

Inter-Korean economic exchanges ended years ago, leaving few ways to apply pressure beyond more hawkish rhetoric

Yoon wants to get tough on North Korea but lacks options to be true hardliner
Hyun-jun Yeo
Hyun-jun Yeo August 10, 2022
Risky business: How a North Korean woman smuggled and bribed her way to success

Risky business: How a North Korean woman smuggled and bribed her way to success

Kim Mi Sook shunned typical women’s jobs for dangerous but profitable ventures, making it big as a money broker

Risky business: How a North Korean woman smuggled and bribed her way to success
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 9, 2022
Interview: Seoul’s new North Korea human rights envoy stresses accountability

Interview: Seoul’s new North Korea human rights envoy stresses accountability

Lee Shin-wha explains what she hopes to accomplish in role and criticizes government’s actions in 2019 repatriation case

Interview: Seoul’s new North Korea human rights envoy stresses accountability
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 5, 2022
Filming the unfilmable: Director explores cost of Koreas’ ideological struggle

Filming the unfilmable: Director explores cost of Koreas’ ideological struggle

In ‘Soup and Ideology,’ Yang Yong-hi documents her mother’s fading memory of Jeju massacre and tragedy of division

Filming the unfilmable: Director explores cost of Koreas’ ideological struggle
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia August 3, 2022
Biden must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War

Biden must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War

5,300 servicemembers were left behind after the conflict, and time is running out for their families to find closure

Biden must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War
Rick Downes
Rick Downes July 28, 2022
At Panmunjom, North Korea looks more paranoid and isolated than ever before
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At Panmunjom, North Korea looks more paranoid and isolated than ever before

Relics of inter-Korean rapprochement at Joint Security Area also provide stark reminder of failure of peace efforts

At Panmunjom, North Korea looks more paranoid and isolated than ever before
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 27, 2022
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