February 01, 2023

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center
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Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center

Imagery shows new construction project outside Pyongyang that may be housing for munition workers or greenhouse farm

Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 1, 2023
A tale of rogue states: Why Myanmar has every reason to pursue North Korean arms

A tale of rogue states: Why Myanmar has every reason to pursue North Korean arms

Two years since coup, experts says Tatmadaw regime could turn again to an old partner and take a page from its playbook

A tale of rogue states: Why Myanmar has every reason to pursue North Korean arms
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy February 1, 2023
South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons

South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons

North Korean threats and anxiety about US extended deterrence have led ROK to flirt with developing nukes since 1970s

South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons
James Fretwell
James Fretwell February 1, 2023
Vast new trove of North Korean laws shines light on developments in country
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Vast new trove of North Korean laws shines light on developments in country

Texts acquired by ROK spy agency underscore construction push and greatly expand knowledge of legal system

Vast new trove of North Korean laws shines light on developments in country
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser January 31, 2023
What’s left of the foreign community in Pyongyang, three years into pandemic
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What’s left of the foreign community in Pyongyang, three years into pandemic

NK Pro has compiled a comprehensive update of diplomatic and business presence in North Korea as of Jan. 2023

What’s left of the foreign community in Pyongyang, three years into pandemic
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 31, 2023
Pyongyang streets empty but civilians still training for military parade: Images
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Pyongyang streets empty but civilians still training for military parade: Images

Kim Jong Un appears to put millions under lockdown to ensure success of upcoming propaganda event

Pyongyang streets empty but civilians still training for military parade: Images
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 29, 2023
Why North Korean state media remains silent about the Pyongyang lockdown
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Why North Korean state media remains silent about the Pyongyang lockdown

Regime may feel it can downplay restrictions for now, but a serious COVID outbreak could quickly change the calculus

Why North Korean state media remains silent about the Pyongyang lockdown
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 27, 2023
In new book, Mike Pompeo talks tough about ‘bloodthirsty toad’ Kim Jong Un

In new book, Mike Pompeo talks tough about ‘bloodthirsty toad’ Kim Jong Un

Former secretary of state stresses hardline approach as potential presidential candidates stake out positions on DPRK

In new book, Mike Pompeo talks tough about ‘bloodthirsty toad’ Kim Jong Un
James Fretwell
James Fretwell January 27, 2023
State media review: North Korea celebrates Cold War capture of US ship
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State media review: North Korea celebrates Cold War capture of US ship

An in-depth analysis of the USS Pueblo crisis, Kim Jong Un’s two favorite schools, Lunar New Year festivities and more

State media review: North Korea celebrates Cold War capture of US ship
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung January 26, 2023
North Korea pushes ahead with military parade training despite virus lockdown
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North Korea pushes ahead with military parade training despite virus lockdown

Satellite imagery also suggests jets have joined preparations for parade scheduled for Feb. 8

North Korea pushes ahead with military parade training despite virus lockdown
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 26, 2023
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