December 04, 2021

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

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
On North Korea, it’s not just the US that’s using ‘strategic patience’

On North Korea, it’s not just the US that’s using ‘strategic patience’

Biden has prioritized China over the DPRK, and Beijing and Moscow have shown no urgency on denuclearization

On North Korea, it’s not just the US that’s using ‘strategic patience’
Rob York
Rob York November 25, 2021
North Korea warily eyes the markets that now dominate food distribution
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North Korea warily eyes the markets that now dominate food distribution

Recently revealed changes to the Food Administration Act suggest efforts to reassert state control over grain sales

North Korea warily eyes the markets that now dominate food distribution
Peter Ward
Peter Ward November 25, 2021
Political disputes leave US no closer to appointing DPRK human rights envoy
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Political disputes leave US no closer to appointing DPRK human rights envoy

Biden has yet to even announce a nominee for the key role that works to improve human rights in the country

Political disputes leave US no closer to appointing DPRK human rights envoy
James Fretwell
James Fretwell November 24, 2021
Kim Jong Un builds new mansions across country as North Korean public suffers
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Kim Jong Un builds new mansions across country as North Korean public suffers

Satellite images show new construction at lakeside retreat and secretive Pyongyang compound despite economic ‘hardships’

Kim Jong Un builds new mansions across country as North Korean public suffers
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 24, 2021
How North Korea sabotaged the democratic ideals of the Information Revolution
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How North Korea sabotaged the democratic ideals of the Information Revolution

The world’s least wired country has become one of the greatest hacking threats, requiring cooperation on cyber defense

How North Korea sabotaged the democratic ideals of the Information Revolution
Jeenho Hahm
Jeenho Hahm November 23, 2021
North Korea may have quietly launched a new arts and culture department
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North Korea may have quietly launched a new arts and culture department

New ruling party organization may tie to greater efforts to promote Kim Jong Un and state ideology in popular media

North Korea may have quietly launched a new arts and culture department
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser November 22, 2021
Revival of ‘Three Revolutions’ a sign Kim Jong Un is losing ideological control

Revival of ‘Three Revolutions’ a sign Kim Jong Un is losing ideological control

Short turnaround since last conference suggests North Korea aims to root out anti-socialist ideas, boost production

Revival of ‘Three Revolutions’ a sign Kim Jong Un is losing ideological control
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young November 22, 2021
Why an end-of-war declaration with North Korea may not lead to peace
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Why an end-of-war declaration with North Korea may not lead to peace

Only a peace treaty can end a war, but even that isn’t enough to guarantee the cessation of hostilities

Why an end-of-war declaration with North Korea may not lead to peace
Chae-Han Kim
Chae-Han Kim November 19, 2021
EXPLAINER: What North Korea policy might look like under Yoon Seok-youl
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EXPLAINER: What North Korea policy might look like under Yoon Seok-youl

NK Pro analyzes the conservative presidential candidate’s remarks, with commentary from his top policy adviser

EXPLAINER: What North Korea policy might look like under Yoon Seok-youl
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 18, 2021