April 22, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

Why North Korea’s news agency deleted hundreds of articles from website

Why North Korea’s news agency deleted hundreds of articles from website

Purge of KCNA content appears aimed at expunging references to unification, South Korea and more

Why North Korea’s news agency deleted hundreds of articles from website
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser April 5, 2024
In South Korean election, North Korea and its nukes barely move the needle

In South Korean election, North Korea and its nukes barely move the needle

Voters are ignoring inter-Korean issues in favor of economy, while political parties are mirroring the public’s apathy

In South Korean election, North Korea and its nukes barely move the needle
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 5, 2024
How North Korean scientists secretly use social media to evade nuclear sanctions
NK PRO

How North Korean scientists secretly use social media to evade nuclear sanctions

NK Pro finds DPRK scholars maintain dozens of ResearchGate accounts, enabling illicit exchange that may aid WMD program

How North Korean scientists secretly use social media to evade nuclear sanctions
Maiko Takeuchi
Maiko Takeuchi April 5, 2024
State media review: North Korean space official promises more satellite launches
NK PRO

State media review: North Korean space official promises more satellite launches

An in-depth analysis of space plans, claims about Japan-DPRK contact and the start of the new school year

State media review: North Korean space official promises more satellite launches
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung April 4, 2024
North Korea’s latest hypersonic missile underlines embrace of solid-fuel weapons
NK PRO

North Korea’s latest hypersonic missile underlines embrace of solid-fuel weapons

Kim Jong Un boasted of solid-propellant arsenal after Hwasong-16B test, but total shift in missile force unlikely

North Korea’s latest hypersonic missile underlines embrace of solid-fuel weapons
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda April 4, 2024
How North Korea’s obsession with racial purity informs its new stance on South
NK PRO

How North Korea’s obsession with racial purity informs its new stance on South

Kim regime has long claimed ethnic superiority and could use ROK’s multiculturalism to paint it as foreign enemy

How North Korea’s obsession with racial purity informs its new stance on South
Peter Ward
Peter Ward April 2, 2024
In limbo: What’s next for North Korea sanctions after Russia vetoes UN watchdog
NK PRO

In limbo: What’s next for North Korea sanctions after Russia vetoes UN watchdog

Last-minute deal to save Panel of Experts looks unlikely, and former members say any replacement would lack UN authority

In limbo: What’s next for North Korea sanctions after Russia vetoes UN watchdog
North Korea’s forgotten gulags expose a dark history of human rights abuse
NK PRO

North Korea’s forgotten gulags expose a dark history of human rights abuse

Satellite imagery shines a light on the former political prison camps that the Kim regime denies ever existed

North Korea’s forgotten gulags expose a dark history of human rights abuse
Jacob Bogle
Jacob Bogle March 29, 2024
State media review: North Korea dissolves one of its oldest unification groups
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea dissolves one of its oldest unification groups

An in-depth analysis of the death of a 77-year-old organization, Vietnam ties, human rights criticism and more

State media review: North Korea dissolves one of its oldest unification groups
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung March 28, 2024
Own goal: Why North Korea suddenly axed plans for World Cup qualifier vs Japan

Own goal: Why North Korea suddenly axed plans for World Cup qualifier vs Japan

Experts say reversal points to incoherent decision-making by a divided leadership weighing the future of COVID policies

Own goal: Why North Korea suddenly axed plans for World Cup qualifier vs Japan
Joe Smith
Joe Smith | Shreyas Reddy March 26, 2024