February 22, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

Why North Korea is so corrupt, and why that may be good

Why North Korea is so corrupt, and why that may be good

Official willingness to take bribes and ignore regulations has saved lives, but may present obstacles for reform

Why North Korea is so corrupt, and why that may be good
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 16, 2015
Analysis: Redesigned KN-08 missile unveiled in military parade
NK PRO

Analysis: Redesigned KN-08 missile unveiled in military parade

New features including reduced length, new nosecone/shroud, similarities to Russian Volna

Analysis: Redesigned KN-08 missile unveiled in military parade
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi October 15, 2015
N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations
NK PRO

N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations

Massive WPK 70th anniversary parade shows KN-06 SAM, KN-08 IRBM and 300mm MRL in apparent working condition

N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer October 15, 2015
What is life like for North Koreans in Britain?

What is life like for North Koreans in Britain?

Some 700 North Koreans now live in the UK – what role could they have when the peninsula is unified?

What is life like for North Koreans in Britain?
Ji-young Song
Ji-young Song October 15, 2015
Who reads North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper?

Who reads North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper?

Subscriptions generally available to certain ranking party officials, but everyone can read it at stations, lecture time

Who reads North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper?
NK News
NK News October 13, 2015
N. Korean leadership focuses on economic affairs in September
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N. Korean leadership focuses on economic affairs in September

Pyongyang regime prioritizes domestic governance and management in wake of Rason flood

N. Korean leadership focuses on economic affairs in September
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi October 13, 2015
North Korea exporting 35 percent more food to China
NK PRO

North Korea exporting 35 percent more food to China

Pyongyang regime prioritizes domestic governance and management in wake of Rason flood

North Korea exporting 35 percent more food to China
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne October 13, 2015
Sanctioned N.Korean firm worked in Russian apartment
NK PRO

Sanctioned N.Korean firm worked in Russian apartment

Photos obtained by NK News show former office of sanctioned shipping company in Vladivostok

Sanctioned N.Korean firm worked in Russian apartment
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne October 11, 2015
N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations

N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations

Massive WPK 70th anniversary parade shows KN-06 SAM, KN-08 IRBM and 300mm MRL in apparent working condition

N.Korea’s ‘conservative’ display contrasts with past WPK celebrations
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer October 10, 2015
Last of its kind: The Workers’ Party of Korea keeps the Leninist model alive

Last of its kind: The Workers’ Party of Korea keeps the Leninist model alive

In North Korea, like its Leninist/Stalinist forbearers, the party is designed to encompass all authority

Last of its kind: The Workers’ Party of Korea keeps the Leninist model alive
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 9, 2015