February 08, 2023

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

Why balloons could be the next weapon in North Korea’s ever-expanding arsenal

Why balloons could be the next weapon in North Korea’s ever-expanding arsenal

Incidents involving Chinese and DPRK balloons highlight how they can pose threats in multi-domain conflict, expert says

Why balloons could be the next weapon in North Korea’s ever-expanding arsenal
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy February 7, 2023
What to expect from North Korea’s military parade, and when to tune in
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What to expect from North Korea’s military parade, and when to tune in

Signs point to a nighttime event to mark Feb. 8 holiday, featuring over 13,000 soldiers and DPRK’s biggest weapons

What to expect from North Korea’s military parade, and when to tune in
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 7, 2023
Why North Korea is the ultimate sucker bet for would-be investors
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Why North Korea is the ultimate sucker bet for would-be investors

Cheap labor and proximity to China are not enough to make DPRK preferable to alternatives like Vietnam and Indonesia

Why North Korea is the ultimate sucker bet for would-be investors
Peter Ward
Peter Ward February 6, 2023
Timeline: From South Korean nukes to North Korean lockdown
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Timeline: From South Korean nukes to North Korean lockdown

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from January 1 - January 31

Timeline: From South Korean nukes to North Korean lockdown
NK Pro
NK Pro February 3, 2023
State media review: North Korea orders young ‘volunteers’ to construction sites
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State media review: North Korea orders young ‘volunteers’ to construction sites

An in-depth analysis of youth mobilization, forced grain donation, criticism of the UN Command and more

State media review: North Korea orders young ‘volunteers’ to construction sites
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung February 2, 2023
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
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