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July 22, 2024

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Could dryland farming be the answer to North Korea’s persistent food woes?

Could dryland farming be the answer to North Korea’s persistent food woes?

UN report suggests DPRK adopt the practice but experts say other, more pressing, issues need to be addressed

Could dryland farming be the answer to North Korea’s persistent food woes?
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 11, 2023
Camp David media coverage reveals deeply fractured ROK opinions on North Korea

Camp David media coverage reveals deeply fractured ROK opinions on North Korea

Left's pillorying of new security commitments a reminder that not all in South Korea see the DPRK as an imminent threat

Camp David media coverage reveals deeply fractured ROK opinions on North Korea
Justin Yeo
Justin Yeo August 25, 2023
How soccer once gave North Korean women an equal shot at sporting glory

How soccer once gave North Korean women an equal shot at sporting glory

DPRK women have outperformed men and South Korean rivals on global stage, but COVID isolation has changed their fortunes

How soccer once gave North Korean women an equal shot at sporting glory
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy August 22, 2023
Overseas North Koreans face lengthy reeducation when borders open, defectors say

Overseas North Koreans face lengthy reeducation when borders open, defectors say

Pyongyang will be extremely suspicious of those who have lived abroad for years during pandemic, escapees tell NK News

Overseas North Koreans face lengthy reeducation when borders open, defectors say
James Fretwell
James Fretwell August 15, 2023
A mystery in black and white: The curious case of North Korea’s missing pandas

A mystery in black and white: The curious case of North Korea’s missing pandas

China has gifted more pandas to the DPRK than any other country, but the animal ambassadors haven’t been seen for years

A mystery in black and white: The curious case of North Korea’s missing pandas
Yeji Chung
Yeji Chung August 11, 2023
How India’s overlooked ‘Bucket Brigade’ treated over 200K during the Korean War

How India’s overlooked ‘Bucket Brigade’ treated over 200K during the Korean War

60th Para Field Ambulance unit showcased newly independent nation’s peacekeeping efforts, despite opposition from Seoul

How India’s overlooked ‘Bucket Brigade’ treated over 200K during the Korean War
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy July 26, 2023
Why North Korean films depict foreigners as ditsy Kim family worshipers

Why North Korean films depict foreigners as ditsy Kim family worshipers

State narratives twist history to avoid glorifying outsiders, portraying even Soviet heroes as dependent on DPRK peers

Why North Korean films depict foreigners as ditsy Kim family worshipers
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko July 17, 2023
Life at Hanawon: A center for North Korean refugees adapts to pandemic changes

Life at Hanawon: A center for North Korean refugees adapts to pandemic changes

A plunge in new arrivals has left facility deserted, and forced South Korea to rethink how it helps struggling defectors

Life at Hanawon: A center for North Korean refugees adapts to pandemic changes
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy July 11, 2023
In a Jeju diner, a North Korean escapee serves up memories of home

In a Jeju diner, a North Korean escapee serves up memories of home

Heo Yeong-hui went from a DPRK prison to owning her own restaurant, seeking to connect the Koreas through food and song

In a Jeju diner, a North Korean escapee serves up memories of home
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 7, 2023
A Georgia town lays a Korean War veteran to rest, over 70 years after his death

A Georgia town lays a Korean War veteran to rest, over 70 years after his death

Luther Story received Medal of Honor for fighting against North Korea, but US only recently identified his remains

A Georgia town lays a Korean War veteran to rest, over 70 years after his death
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia June 5, 2023
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