February 25, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

North-South Migration, part 3: People in their thousands, 1991-2010

North-South Migration, part 3: People in their thousands, 1991-2010

Sudden changes in the North, China in the '90s made more defections possible

North-South Migration, part 3: People in their thousands, 1991-2010
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 17, 2014
Gregg visits N. Korea, but not necessarily for Bae

Gregg visits N. Korea, but not necessarily for Bae

Visit by former ambassador not focused on detained missionary but part of ongoing Track II diplomacy

Gregg visits N. Korea, but not necessarily for Bae
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi February 14, 2014
North-South Migration, part 2: A small trickle 1953-90

North-South Migration, part 2: A small trickle 1953-90

Defections to South Korea were difficult but well rewarded in post-war years

North-South Migration, part 2: A small trickle 1953-90
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 13, 2014
In search of miracles and substitutes: North Korea’s potato revolution

In search of miracles and substitutes: North Korea’s potato revolution

"The potato is good for people’s health" – Comrade Kim Jong Il

In search of miracles and substitutes: North Korea’s potato revolution
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko February 13, 2014
North-South migration, part 1: Years of exodus 1945-1953

North-South migration, part 1: Years of exodus 1945-1953

National division led many groups in North Korea to look for a way out

North-South migration, part 1: Years of exodus 1945-1953
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 10, 2014
Why is North Korea called the DPRK?

Why is North Korea called the DPRK?

Name dates back to series of 'people's republics' dubbed by the Soviet Union

Why is North Korea called the DPRK?
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young February 7, 2014
Analysis: Kim Jong Il’s bodyguard now serving Kim Jong Un

Analysis: Kim Jong Il’s bodyguard now serving Kim Jong Un

Photos reveal Kim Jong Il's bodyguard now protects son, Kim Jong Un

Analysis: Kim Jong Il’s bodyguard now serving Kim Jong Un
The Spelunker
The Spelunker February 5, 2014
New ski resort echoes North Korea’s ’88 Olympics bid

New ski resort echoes North Korea’s ’88 Olympics bid

IOC rules forbid co-hosting, making Pyongyang’s co-hosting dreams unlikely to work

New ski resort echoes North Korea’s ’88 Olympics bid
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young February 4, 2014
The rapidly developing world of North Korean real estate

The rapidly developing world of North Korean real estate

Prices of homes have increased as much as dozens of times over in the past decade

The rapidly developing world of North Korean real estate
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov January 29, 2014
Behind the KPA fisheries propaganda
NK PRO

Behind the KPA fisheries propaganda

Power struggle over economic resource ends in military’s favor

Behind the KPA fisheries propaganda
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 28, 2014