February 06, 2023

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

Understanding Christian witnessing in N. Korea

Understanding Christian witnessing in N. Korea

Despite dangers and criticisms, Christians fear ‘eternal consequences’ of not carrying out missions

Understanding Christian witnessing in N. Korea
Rob York
Rob York March 26, 2014
Human rights in the North: What about China?

Human rights in the North: What about China?

Human rights activists want global community to step up the pressure on the North's long-time ally

Human rights in the North: What about China?
Joseph Sugarman
Joseph Sugarman March 26, 2014
How much money do North Koreans make?

How much money do North Koreans make?

Thanks to black market, official salaries provide very poor barometer

How much money do North Koreans make?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov March 25, 2014
Two high-ranking party members promoted

Two high-ranking party members promoted

Ruling party begins expected position shuffling following SPA elections

Two high-ranking party members promoted
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi March 24, 2014
Military events, activities spike in N. Korea
NK PRO

Military events, activities spike in N. Korea

North generally responds to joint U.S.-ROK drills with more military activity of its own

Military events, activities spike in N. Korea
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi March 21, 2014
Grave-robbing in North Korea

Grave-robbing in North Korea

How a major market for antiques made smugglers brave execution

Grave-robbing in North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov March 18, 2014
Results of SPA elections show who’s rising, falling

Results of SPA elections show who’s rising, falling

Numerous figures close to Kim Jong Un rise, some older figures manage to hang on

Results of SPA elections show who’s rising, falling
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi March 17, 2014
The threat of North Korea’s new rocket artillery

The threat of North Korea’s new rocket artillery

Possible 300mm multiple rocket launcher may have range covering half of South Korea

The threat of North Korea’s new rocket artillery
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi March 13, 2014
Misinterpreting North Korea’s gestures of passion

Misinterpreting North Korea’s gestures of passion

Grand spontaneous displays show sincerity, not fanaticism, in the North's culture

Misinterpreting North Korea’s gestures of passion
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko March 13, 2014
No bikes, no trousers: North Korea’s strange rules for women

No bikes, no trousers: North Korea’s strange rules for women

Despite sporadic enforcement, bans on commonplace things can cause hardships

No bikes, no trousers: North Korea’s strange rules for women
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov March 11, 2014