October 07, 2022

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties
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State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties

An in-depth analysis of the DPRK-Japan summit anniversary, warnings against the flu, strange accents and more

State media review: North Korea blames Japan for 20 years of frozen ties
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung September 22, 2022
Suh Dae-sook, pioneering biographer of North Korea’s Kim Il Sung, dies at 90

Suh Dae-sook, pioneering biographer of North Korea’s Kim Il Sung, dies at 90

A major figure in DPRK studies, Suh bridged gaps with scholarship in English and shed light on regime during Cold War

Suh Dae-sook, pioneering biographer of North Korea’s Kim Il Sung, dies at 90
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy September 21, 2022
Evaluating the troubled legacy of Japan’s first summit with North Korea

Evaluating the troubled legacy of Japan’s first summit with North Korea

Tokyo secured historic if fleeting breakthrough in Pyongyang 20 years ago, only for it to be derailed by public opinion

Evaluating the troubled legacy of Japan’s first summit with North Korea
Hyun-jun Yeo
Hyun-jun Yeo September 21, 2022
UN report underscores unprecedented ‘intensity’ of North Korean weapons testing
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UN report underscores unprecedented ‘intensity’ of North Korean weapons testing

New Panel of Experts report probes DPRK claims about tactical nuclear missile, says nuke test site ready at short notice

UN report underscores unprecedented ‘intensity’ of North Korean weapons testing
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda September 21, 2022
Kim Jong Un shuns appearances outside capital despite claims of COVID ‘victory’
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Kim Jong Un shuns appearances outside capital despite claims of COVID ‘victory’

North Korean leader’s reclusion may signal insecurity about virus controls as country preps for vaccinations

Kim Jong Un shuns appearances outside capital despite claims of COVID ‘victory’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 20, 2022
The Flower Girl: How a North Korean propaganda film achieved international fame

The Flower Girl: How a North Korean propaganda film achieved international fame

Kim Jong Il’s operatic passion project remains a nostalgic classic in China and elsewhere, 50 years after its release

The Flower Girl: How a North Korean propaganda film achieved international fame
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia September 20, 2022
Kim Jong Un’s mysterious new aide may be former Moranbong Band member: Images

Kim Jong Un’s mysterious new aide may be former Moranbong Band member: Images

Drummer at 2018 inter-Korean summit dinner resembles unknown female aide, NK News analysis of state media suggests

Kim Jong Un’s mysterious new aide may be former Moranbong Band member: Images
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 15, 2022
US faces blowback over sanctions on code utilized by North Korean hackers
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US faces blowback over sanctions on code utilized by North Korean hackers

Sanctioning Tornado Cash has spawned legal challenges that could impact regulators’ ability to go after DPRK cyber crime

US faces blowback over sanctions on code utilized by North Korean hackers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 15, 2022
State media review: The wide world of sports takes North Korea by storm
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State media review: The wide world of sports takes North Korea by storm

An in-depth analysis of sports competitions, letters from China and Russia, agricultural ‘morale’ and more

State media review: The wide world of sports takes North Korea by storm
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung September 15, 2022
North Korea’s ambitious food crisis fix in danger of missing deadline: Imagery
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North Korea’s ambitious food crisis fix in danger of missing deadline: Imagery

Construction on over 800 greenhouses appears far from completion month ahead of deadline for top-priority megaproject

North Korea’s ambitious food crisis fix in danger of missing deadline: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 15, 2022