December 04, 2021

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

Why the Sandinistas sent Kim Il Sung a stuffed crocodile carrying drinks

Why the Sandinistas sent Kim Il Sung a stuffed crocodile carrying drinks

DPRK support for the Nicaraguan revolutionaries dates back to early 1970s and reflects support for liberation movements

Why the Sandinistas sent Kim Il Sung a stuffed crocodile carrying drinks
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young November 8, 2021
New proposal to relieve UN sanctions on North Korea: What do experts think?
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New proposal to relieve UN sanctions on North Korea: What do experts think?

Experts say proposal neglects DPRK’s weapons development, but some welcome suggestions on humanitarian aid and dialogue

New proposal to relieve UN sanctions on North Korea: What do experts think?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 5, 2021
North Korean coal: Sanctions and stranded assets
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North Korean coal: Sanctions and stranded assets

DPRK coal mines will have trouble making the kinds of profits they did in the 2010s even if the country fully reopens

North Korean coal: Sanctions and stranded assets
Peter Ward
Peter Ward November 5, 2021
Window on the world: How global expos encourage engagement with North Korea

Window on the world: How global expos encourage engagement with North Korea

Global expos promote cultural exchange and people-to-people contact, and provide paths to dialogue post-COVID

Window on the world: How global expos encourage engagement with North Korea
Matt Abbott
Matt Abbott November 5, 2021
Why a papal visit to North Korea doesn’t have a prayer

Why a papal visit to North Korea doesn’t have a prayer

COVID-19 restrictions and Pyongyang’s disinterest stand in the way, but ROK ruling party hopes to gain regardless

Why a papal visit to North Korea doesn’t have a prayer
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 4, 2021
Timeline: From North Korea’s new missile to South Korea’s first rocket
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Timeline: From North Korea’s new missile to South Korea’s first rocket

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from October 1 to October 31

Timeline: From North Korea’s new missile to South Korea’s first rocket
NK Pro
NK Pro November 3, 2021
With ideology of ‘Kimjongunism,’ North Korea’s leader seeks to be his own man

With ideology of ‘Kimjongunism,’ North Korea’s leader seeks to be his own man

Report of DPRK’s new doctrine suggests Kim Jong Un wants to surpass his predecessors by copying their self-idolization

With ideology of ‘Kimjongunism,’ North Korea’s leader seeks to be his own man
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy November 1, 2021
Why Kishida is unlikely to improve Japan’s ties with the two Koreas

Why Kishida is unlikely to improve Japan’s ties with the two Koreas

New Japanese prime minister unlikely to break through Tokyo's disillusionment with Seoul and disinterest in Pyongyang

Why Kishida is unlikely to improve Japan’s ties with the two Koreas
Yeo Hyun-jun
Yeo Hyun-jun October 31, 2021
What a seven-part series tells us about North Korea’s economy under Kim Jong Un
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What a seven-part series tells us about North Korea’s economy under Kim Jong Un

Choson Sinbo says North Korea need not reform or open up thanks to ‘precious strategic resources’ like nuclear weapons

What a seven-part series tells us about North Korea’s economy under Kim Jong Un
Peter Ward
Peter Ward October 29, 2021
As US-China rivalry heats up, experts see chance for cooperation on DPRK
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As US-China rivalry heats up, experts see chance for cooperation on DPRK

Two powers have shared interest in denuclearization, scholars say, but how Koreas will navigate rivalry remains unclear

As US-China rivalry heats up, experts see chance for cooperation on DPRK
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 29, 2021
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