May 19, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

Despite opposition win, ROK election just reinforced North Korea status quo

Despite opposition win, ROK election just reinforced North Korea status quo

Democratic Party appears unlikely to focus on challenging Yoon’s hardline policy on DPRK as Pyongyang shuns diplomacy

Despite opposition win, ROK election just reinforced North Korea status quo
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal April 12, 2024
State media review: North Korea begins celebrations for dead leader’s birthday
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State media review: North Korea begins celebrations for dead leader’s birthday

An in-depth analysis of a spring art festival, Kim’s latest letter to Putin and criticism of a human rights resolution

State media review: North Korea begins celebrations for dead leader’s birthday
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung April 11, 2024
How to interpret North Korea’s abrupt about-face on diplomacy with Japan
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How to interpret North Korea’s abrupt about-face on diplomacy with Japan

DPRK’s public rejection of talks may be a play for leverage, with Tokyo well-positioned to serve as intermediary to US

How to interpret North Korea’s abrupt about-face on diplomacy with Japan
Sangsoo Lee
Sangsoo Lee April 11, 2024
What 30K North Korean patents reveal about state efforts to foster innovation
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What 30K North Korean patents reveal about state efforts to foster innovation

Foreign patents have plunged since Kim Jong Un took power, but the regime is likely pushing researchers to collaborate

What 30K North Korean patents reveal about state efforts to foster innovation
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser April 10, 2024
North Korea’s silence on Trump speaks volumes about its view of the US election
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North Korea’s silence on Trump speaks volumes about its view of the US election

State media insists capitalists control the US political system, but regime’s actions betray a desire to resume dialogue

North Korea’s silence on Trump speaks volumes about its view of the US election
Peter Ward
Peter Ward April 9, 2024
The revolutionary axis linking North Korea, Iran and Hamas

The revolutionary axis linking North Korea, Iran and Hamas

DPRK weapons and unique expertise are a welcome asset for Iran and its proxies in a global assault on US leadership

The revolutionary axis linking North Korea, Iran and Hamas
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young April 9, 2024
JucheGPT: How North Korea can weaponize AI to sway elections and sow discord
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JucheGPT: How North Korea can weaponize AI to sway elections and sow discord

Generative AI, LLMs and more could help Kim regime transform its influence operations and flood internet with fake news

JucheGPT: How North Korea can weaponize AI to sway elections and sow discord
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy April 8, 2024
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
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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