January 20, 2022

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

North Korea prepares to open newest skyscraper street as deadline nears: Imagery

North Korea prepares to open newest skyscraper street as deadline nears: Imagery

Pyongyang may hope to celebrate successful mega-project in wake of major construction delays in recent years

North Korea prepares to open newest skyscraper street as deadline nears: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 8, 2021
10 years of Kim Jong Un: What was Kim’s worst decision so far?

10 years of Kim Jong Un: What was Kim’s worst decision so far?

Experts vote on Kim’s worst calls during his first decade in power, from COVID controls to negotiating tactics

10 years of Kim Jong Un: What was Kim’s worst decision so far?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 8, 2021
How North Korea’s use-it-or-lose-it power grid impacts energy trade
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How North Korea’s use-it-or-lose-it power grid impacts energy trade

The DPRK’s rickety power network means exporting electricity sometimes makes more sense than using it

How North Korea’s use-it-or-lose-it power grid impacts energy trade
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell December 7, 2021
The overlooked spelling error that underscores North Korea’s culture of fear

The overlooked spelling error that underscores North Korea’s culture of fear

The country’s highest honor misspelled the DPRK’s name for years, as correcting the party was all but inconceivable

The overlooked spelling error that underscores North Korea’s culture of fear
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 7, 2021
On North Korea, China’s ‘wolf warriors’ speak more like doves
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On North Korea, China’s ‘wolf warriors’ speak more like doves

Analysis of foreign ministry discourse under Xi Jinping reveals softer, conservative approach on DPRK issues

On North Korea, China’s ‘wolf warriors’ speak more like doves
Luwei Rose Luqiu
Luwei Rose Luqiu | Yaoyao Dai December 6, 2021
10 years of Kim Jong Un: What was his best decision so far?

10 years of Kim Jong Un: What was his best decision so far?

More than 80 experts vote on Kim’s smartest calls for sustaining his rule, from ballistic missiles to ties with Beijing

10 years of Kim Jong Un: What was his best decision so far?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 6, 2021
Timeline: From COVID-19 vaccines to preparations to reopen North Korea’s border
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Timeline: From COVID-19 vaccines to preparations to reopen North Korea’s border

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from November 1 to November 30

Timeline: From COVID-19 vaccines to preparations to reopen North Korea’s border
NK Pro
NK Pro December 3, 2021
North Korean capitalism’s failure in the Third World

North Korean capitalism’s failure in the Third World

Pyongyang mixed economics and politics as it competed with Seoul and sought new trade partners in the Global South

North Korean capitalism’s failure in the Third World
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young December 2, 2021
How has COVID-19 impacted North Korean market prices?
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How has COVID-19 impacted North Korean market prices?

Foreign exchange, food and fuel all took different price swings during North Korea’s strict pandemic border controls

How has COVID-19 impacted North Korean market prices?
Peter Ward
Peter Ward December 1, 2021
Why North Korean media stayed silent on new holiday celebrating nuclear missiles

Why North Korean media stayed silent on new holiday celebrating nuclear missiles

Pyongyang may remain cautious over promoting its nukes, though questions remain about internal celebrations

Why North Korean media stayed silent on new holiday celebrating nuclear missiles
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 30, 2021
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