October 02, 2022

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

What to make of North Korea’s missile launching spree around Harris visit
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What to make of North Korea’s missile launching spree around Harris visit

Experts say tests timed to challenge US-ROK deterrence but also align with long-term weapons development goals

What to make of North Korea’s missile launching spree around Harris visit
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 30, 2022
North Korean crops improve little despite Kim Jong Un’s food fixation
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North Korean crops improve little despite Kim Jong Un’s food fixation

NK Pro analysis shows North Korean crop health has stagnated despite regime’s efforts to alleviate food shortages

North Korean crops improve little despite Kim Jong Un’s food fixation
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 30, 2022
Annexing Ukraine’s land makes clear Russia won’t cooperate on North Korea
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Annexing Ukraine’s land makes clear Russia won’t cooperate on North Korea

Moscow’s actions undermine institutions seeking to curb the DPRK’s nuclear program and suggest it will flout sanctions

Annexing Ukraine’s land makes clear Russia won’t cooperate on North Korea
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna September 30, 2022
State media review: Farmers rejoice after receiving new harvest equipment
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State media review: Farmers rejoice after receiving new harvest equipment

An in-depth analysis of efforts to boost food production, DPRK criticism of the South Korean president, and more

State media review: Farmers rejoice after receiving new harvest equipment
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung September 29, 2022
North Korea slips down the agenda at UN General Assembly
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North Korea slips down the agenda at UN General Assembly

Leaders scarcely mentioned DPRK this year, betraying little interest in seriously tackling its nuclear program

North Korea slips down the agenda at UN General Assembly
Alexander M. Hynd
Alexander M. Hynd September 28, 2022
Foreign liquors, cosmetics among sanctioned goods on sale in Pyongyang: Photos
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Foreign liquors, cosmetics among sanctioned goods on sale in Pyongyang: Photos

Luxury brands and Chinese industrial goods on offer despite North Korea’s border restrictions, exclusive photos show

Foreign liquors, cosmetics among sanctioned goods on sale in Pyongyang: Photos
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 27, 2022
Why sanctioning Tornado Cash may do little to curtail North Korean cyber crime
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Why sanctioning Tornado Cash may do little to curtail North Korean cyber crime

By removing human operators, the software-based crypto mixer creates new headaches for authorities and sanctions regime

Why sanctioning Tornado Cash may do little to curtail North Korean cyber crime
Dennis Desmond
Dennis Desmond September 26, 2022
God save the Kims: How North Korea’s ruling regime came to love royal families

God save the Kims: How North Korea’s ruling regime came to love royal families

North Korea has criticized hereditary succession but is the only communist country to have done it twice

God save the Kims: How North Korea’s ruling regime came to love royal families
James Fretwell
James Fretwell September 23, 2022
Giant new campus in Pyongyang is military institute, exclusive images suggest
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Giant new campus in Pyongyang is military institute, exclusive images suggest

Propaganda and architecture show facility next to Kim Il Sung University may support aerospace or missile development

Giant new campus in Pyongyang is military institute, exclusive images suggest
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 23, 2022
State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties
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State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties

An in-depth analysis of the DPRK-Japan summit anniversary, warnings against the flu, strange accents and more

State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung September 22, 2022
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