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July 25, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

State media review: North Korea salutes its ‘victory’ in Korean War to bash US
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State media review: North Korea salutes its ‘victory’ in Korean War to bash US

An in-depth analysis of Victory Day propaganda, tourism policies, letters to foreign friends and a camp for Russian kids

State media review: North Korea salutes its ‘victory’ in Korean War to bash US
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung July 26, 2024
North Korea upgrading over 10 weapons factories in sweeping production push
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North Korea upgrading over 10 weapons factories in sweeping production push

NK Pro uncovers construction at facilities for missiles, launchers and more as DPRK focuses on deterrence and arms sales

North Korea upgrading over 10 weapons factories in sweeping production push
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 25, 2024
Going for gold: What North Korea stands to gain from hacking the Olympics
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Going for gold: What North Korea stands to gain from hacking the Olympics

While Russia remains biggest threat, experts say DPRK could use Games to raise funds and make its mark on global stage

Going for gold: What North Korea stands to gain from hacking the Olympics
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy July 24, 2024
What North Korea’s inflated grain prices reveal about persistent food insecurity
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What North Korea’s inflated grain prices reveal about persistent food insecurity

Surging food prices have increased economic pressures on households, even as incomes have dropped since before pandemic

What North Korea’s inflated grain prices reveal about persistent food insecurity
Peter Ward
Peter Ward July 23, 2024
State media review: North Korea demands officials prepare for monsoon rains
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State media review: North Korea demands officials prepare for monsoon rains

An in-depth review of inclement seasonal weather, plenum follow-ups and condemnation of Japan-Germany ‘nexus’

State media review: North Korea demands officials prepare for monsoon rains
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung July 19, 2024
What the US charges against Sue Mi Terry mean for North Korea policymakers
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What the US charges against Sue Mi Terry mean for North Korea policymakers

Indictment of DPRK expert spotlights extent of influence ops in Washington, but it may just be the tip of the iceberg

What the US charges against Sue Mi Terry mean for North Korea policymakers
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 18, 2024
Why a report North Korea executed kids for watching K-dramas demands skepticism

Why a report North Korea executed kids for watching K-dramas demands skepticism

Claim about execution of over 30 middle schoolers relies on dubious sourcing but shouldn’t distract from real crackdowns

Why a report North Korea executed kids for watching K-dramas demands skepticism
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal July 17, 2024
Why recent assassination attempts may have Kim Jong Un worried for his safety

Why recent assassination attempts may have Kim Jong Un worried for his safety

North Korean leader appears to be bolstering security, possibly due to perceived threats from US and ROK amid tensions

Why recent assassination attempts may have Kim Jong Un worried for his safety
Joe Smith
Joe Smith July 17, 2024
Why an ROK lawmaker floated military strikes on North Korean balloon launches
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Why an ROK lawmaker floated military strikes on North Korean balloon launches

The proposal has raised concerns about escalation risks, but experts say both sides know the option is unrealistic

Why an ROK lawmaker floated military strikes on North Korean balloon launches
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 16, 2024
Bricks in the wall: How North Korean textbooks indoctrinate support for regime
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Bricks in the wall: How North Korean textbooks indoctrinate support for regime

DPRK’s messages can shape defector resettlement in ROK, encouraging engagement but hampering understanding of democracy

Bricks in the wall: How North Korean textbooks indoctrinate support for regime
Myunghee Lee
Myunghee Lee July 15, 2024
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