December 02, 2021

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

North Korean capitalism’s failure in the Third World

North Korean capitalism’s failure in the Third World

Pyongyang mixed economics and politics as it competed with Seoul and sought new trade partners in the Global South

North Korean capitalism’s failure in the Third World
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young December 2, 2021
How has COVID-19 impacted North Korean market prices?
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How has COVID-19 impacted North Korean market prices?

Foreign exchange, food and fuel all took different price swings during North Korea’s strict pandemic border controls

How has COVID-19 impacted North Korean market prices?
Peter Ward
Peter Ward December 1, 2021
Why North Korean media stayed silent on new holiday celebrating nuclear missiles

Why North Korean media stayed silent on new holiday celebrating nuclear missiles

Pyongyang may remain cautious over promoting its nukes, though questions remain about internal celebrations

Why North Korean media stayed silent on new holiday celebrating nuclear missiles
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 30, 2021
Juche H-bomb: North Korea’s efforts to tie self-reliance to its nuclear weapons
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Juche H-bomb: North Korea’s efforts to tie self-reliance to its nuclear weapons

As popular belief wavers, the regime seeks to sustain domestic acquiescence in the Juche ideology

Juche H-bomb: North Korea’s efforts to tie self-reliance to its nuclear weapons
Edward Howell
Edward Howell November 30, 2021
Japan unlikely to support an end-of-war declaration with North Korea: experts

Japan unlikely to support an end-of-war declaration with North Korea: experts

Unresolved abduction issue and preference for multilateral approach inform Tokyo’s position, experts tell NK News

Japan unlikely to support an end-of-war declaration with North Korea: experts
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung November 26, 2021
North Korea reels in cash from fishing permits this year, despite UN ban
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North Korea reels in cash from fishing permits this year, despite UN ban

Ship-tracking data shows scores of Chinese vessels entered DPRK’s economic zone as fishers seek out cleaner waters

North Korea reels in cash from fishing permits this year, despite UN ban
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 26, 2021
What to expect on North Korea’s new nuclear missile holiday next week

What to expect on North Korea’s new nuclear missile holiday next week

Pyongyang may conduct meetings, a parade or a missile test to celebrate Rocket Industry Day on Nov. 29

What to expect on North Korea’s new nuclear missile holiday next week
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 26, 2021
Why America is fighting a losing battle against North Korean cyber crime
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Why America is fighting a losing battle against North Korean cyber crime

Cryptocurrencies and the internet provide the DPRK with an asymmetric advantage that will keep the regime afloat

Why America is fighting a losing battle against North Korean cyber crime
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee November 26, 2021
The cruel tales and emotional exhibitionalism of North Korean children’s shows

The cruel tales and emotional exhibitionalism of North Korean children’s shows

Programs teach kids to hate and fear the outside world while promoting the virtues of dying for one's country

The cruel tales and emotional exhibitionalism of North Korean children’s shows
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko November 26, 2021
Experts doubt that ‘Squid Game’ has been smuggled into North Korea

Experts doubt that ‘Squid Game’ has been smuggled into North Korea

'Logically and conceptually impossible’ that show reached North Korea amid COVID-19 controls and foreign media crackdown

Experts doubt that ‘Squid Game’ has been smuggled into North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 25, 2021
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