July 27, 2021

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
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Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means

Dormant inter-Korean diplomacy will increase in intensity, but scheduled USFK drills could pose a hurdle for Seoul

Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
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NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea

Former North Korea aid worker, travel guide weigh in on major risks in the event of a nationwide crisis

NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 23, 2021
North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth
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North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth

Officials aimed for 79% growth in some sectors, but the country’s own data shows it fell far short of this goal

North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth
Peter Ward
Peter Ward July 23, 2021
Four in 10 South Koreans think their military is stronger than North Korea’s

Four in 10 South Koreans think their military is stronger than North Korea’s

But KINU survey shows that a similar percentage of South Koreans also believe the opposite

Four in 10 South Koreans think their military is stronger than North Korea’s
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 22, 2021
No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world
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No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world

Circumstances in the DPRK are dire, and lack of new arrivals cuts off key information source

No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world
James Fretwell
James Fretwell July 22, 2021
Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea
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Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea

Poor infrastructure is a potential obstacle to humanitarian work, but the country's people could contribute in a crisis

Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
How to reduce the risk of getting hacked by North Korea

How to reduce the risk of getting hacked by North Korea

Sophisticated lures make it increasingly difficult to avoid a security breach, but experts say some habits still help

How to reduce the risk of getting hacked by North Korea
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee July 21, 2021
Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
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Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Problems in electricity, fuel supply, poor roads and antiquated vehicles could complicate future humanitarian operations

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 20, 2021
Despite signs of crisis in North Korean leadership, regime can weather the storm

Despite signs of crisis in North Korean leadership, regime can weather the storm

Kim Jong Un appears to be having serious health problems, but contingency measures ensure the elite can survive a crisis

Despite signs of crisis in North Korean leadership, regime can weather the storm
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 20, 2021
Utilizing artificial intelligence to improve women’s rights in North Korea

Utilizing artificial intelligence to improve women’s rights in North Korea

New technologies have the potential to empower women and document abuses in the world’s most isolated nation

Utilizing artificial intelligence to improve women’s rights in North Korea
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