May 19, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

Patterns of behavior: Decoding North Korea’s responses to recent US-ROK drills
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Patterns of behavior: Decoding North Korea’s responses to recent US-ROK drills

NK Pro analysis suggests DPRK usually waits until after exercises to launch missiles — unless major US assets involved

Patterns of behavior: Decoding North Korea’s responses to recent US-ROK drills
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll March 20, 2024
How North Korea can exploit Russian puppet states to operate in the shadows
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How North Korea can exploit Russian puppet states to operate in the shadows

Breakaway Georgian republics provide haven for sanctions evasion schemes as DPRK bolsters ties with Moscow, experts say

How North Korea can exploit Russian puppet states to operate in the shadows
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 19, 2024
North Korea opens massive greenhouse complex, but makes false claims about size
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North Korea opens massive greenhouse complex, but makes false claims about size

Claims about bulldozing major military bases to build ‘world’s largest’ farm mislead public about project, NK Pro finds

North Korea opens massive greenhouse complex, but makes false claims about size
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 18, 2024
State media review: North Korea lauds nation’s ‘mom’ Kim Jong Un on women’s day
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State media review: North Korea lauds nation’s ‘mom’ Kim Jong Un on women’s day

An in-depth review of lip service for gender equality, a report on soccer victory, Tree Planting Day and more

State media review: North Korea lauds nation’s ‘mom’ Kim Jong Un on women’s day
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung March 14, 2024
What can still be done about widespread human rights abuses in North Korea

What can still be done about widespread human rights abuses in North Korea

Little has changed since UN detailed crimes against humanity, but experts see ways to build on success raising awareness

What can still be done about widespread human rights abuses in North Korea
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal March 14, 2024
Why North Korea finally embraced 4G mobile networks, years after rest of world

Why North Korea finally embraced 4G mobile networks, years after rest of world

Experts say growing consumer demand likely drove change but that regime’s paranoia will ensure it remains a step behind

Why North Korea finally embraced 4G mobile networks, years after rest of world
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy March 12, 2024
How a surge in medical imports reveals new opportunities to engage North Korea
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How a surge in medical imports reveals new opportunities to engage North Korea

DPRK trade trends point to greater medical need or shifting policies, suggesting Pyongyang would be open to aid

How a surge in medical imports reveals new opportunities to engage North Korea
C. Yoonhee Ryder
C. Yoonhee Ryder | Kee B. Park March 12, 2024
Waiting for Trump? How North Korea is building leverage for a return to talks
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Waiting for Trump? How North Korea is building leverage for a return to talks

Kim Jong Un knows US will want to avoid another global crisis and could use tensions as a bargaining tool

Waiting for Trump? How North Korea is building leverage for a return to talks
Luana Margarete Geiger
Luana Margarete Geiger March 11, 2024
Status update: Tracing the ups and downs of North Korea’s social media forays
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Status update: Tracing the ups and downs of North Korea’s social media forays

DPRK has killed its presence on X, YouTube and more, but its past activities may provide clues on what’s to come

Status update: Tracing the ups and downs of North Korea’s social media forays
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy March 8, 2024
The US softened its tone on North Korea. But it’s still singing the same tune.

The US softened its tone on North Korea. But it’s still singing the same tune.

Recent rhetoric about ‘interim’ denuclearization steps may aim to ease tensions but doesn’t signal a US policy change

The US softened its tone on North Korea. But it’s still singing the same tune.
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal March 7, 2024
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