April 21, 2021

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

How Kim Jong Un’s crackdown on foreign culture hurts Korean reconciliation
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How Kim Jong Un’s crackdown on foreign culture hurts Korean reconciliation

North Korea is trying to stop people from learning about South Korean life. That could seriously widen cultural gaps.

How Kim Jong Un’s crackdown on foreign culture hurts Korean reconciliation
Jonathan R. Corrado
Jonathan R. Corrado April 15, 2021
China will speak up on North Korea issues with new ‘wolf warrior’ appointee

China will speak up on North Korea issues with new ‘wolf warrior’ appointee

Experts say Liu Xiaoming, China’s new appointee for Korean Peninsula affairs, will be a strong voice on DPRK issues

China will speak up on North Korea issues with new ‘wolf warrior’ appointee
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 13, 2021
North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess
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North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un gave a speech to party cell secretaries last week at a special conference

North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess
Peter Ward
Peter Ward April 13, 2021
North Korea faces uncertain future after mass exodus of UN and foreign NGO staff
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North Korea faces uncertain future after mass exodus of UN and foreign NGO staff

Last month, the last international NGO worker and last remaining U.N. staff members left North Korea

North Korea faces uncertain future after mass exodus of UN and foreign NGO staff
John Everard
John Everard April 12, 2021
South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy
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South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy

After summits and promises of peace, the South Korean president’s party suffered a crushing defeat at the by-elections

South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee April 9, 2021
Why North Korea’s Olympic withdrawal is about much more than public health
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Why North Korea’s Olympic withdrawal is about much more than public health

Public health is only a partial reason for North Korea’s decision to withdraw from Tokyo. The timing just isn’t right.

Why North Korea’s Olympic withdrawal is about much more than public health
Christopher Green
Christopher Green April 7, 2021
How North Korea will take advantage of the new US-China Cold War

How North Korea will take advantage of the new US-China Cold War

China needs North Korea to act as a buffer against the U.S.-allied South Korea more than ever

How North Korea will take advantage of the new US-China Cold War
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 6, 2021
How Chinese netizens reacted to North Korea’s contentious ballistic missile test
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How Chinese netizens reacted to North Korea’s contentious ballistic missile test

The missile launch sparked commentary on North Korea not seen on Chinese social media for some time

How Chinese netizens reacted to North Korea’s contentious ballistic missile test
John Petrushka
John Petrushka April 6, 2021
Why an oil pipeline between North Korea and China rouses nuclear concerns

Why an oil pipeline between North Korea and China rouses nuclear concerns

The U.N. set limits for how much crude oil China can send to the DPRK, but few know how much is really flowing through

Why an oil pipeline between North Korea and China rouses nuclear concerns
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy April 5, 2021
In the twilight of their lives, Korean Americans push to see long-lost family

In the twilight of their lives, Korean Americans push to see long-lost family

A new bill in Congress urges officials to work on reuniting Korean Americans with their relatives in North Korea

In the twilight of their lives, Korean Americans push to see long-lost family
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung April 5, 2021
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