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June 21, 2024

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Disappearing act: North Korea digitally scrubs lead actor from popular TV series

Disappearing act: North Korea digitally scrubs lead actor from popular TV series

Digital recasting of Choe Ung Chol after 20 years may have been triggered by romantic escapades and political missteps

Disappearing act: North Korea digitally scrubs lead actor from popular TV series
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko April 5, 2023
EXCLUSIVE: Congolese whistleblowers face death and exile over North Korea leaks

EXCLUSIVE: Congolese whistleblowers face death and exile over North Korea leaks

Navy Malela and Gradi Koko say evidence they found undergirds US sanctions. Now they want recognition and protection.

EXCLUSIVE: Congolese whistleblowers face death and exile over North Korea leaks
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer March 28, 2023
Pro-North Korea media outlet in Japan offers rare look at its Pyongyang bureau

Pro-North Korea media outlet in Japan offers rare look at its Pyongyang bureau

Chongryon’s newspaper boasts of special access and details coverage of major events, underscoring close ties to regime

Pro-North Korea media outlet in Japan offers rare look at its Pyongyang bureau
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi March 24, 2023
Toxic portfolio? The growing risks of Security Council discord over North Korea

Toxic portfolio? The growing risks of Security Council discord over North Korea

In statements to NK News, member states explain how cooperation has broken down as DPRK missile tests have ramped up

Toxic portfolio? The growing risks of Security Council discord over North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll March 10, 2023
New simulator drives home human toll of nuclear conflict with North Korea

New simulator drives home human toll of nuclear conflict with North Korea

While nominally a game, ‘Nuclear War Simulator’ realistically depicts DPRK attack scenarios and what’s at stake

New simulator drives home human toll of nuclear conflict with North Korea
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda March 2, 2023
The despot and The Worm: Remembering Dennis Rodman’s strange North Korea odyssey

The despot and The Worm: Remembering Dennis Rodman’s strange North Korea odyssey

Ten years on, the eccentric NBA star’s friendship with Kim Jong Un stands as one of stranger chapters in DPRK history

The despot and The Worm: Remembering Dennis Rodman’s strange North Korea odyssey
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia February 27, 2023
After US accusations, why haven’t North Korean weapons appeared in Ukraine?

After US accusations, why haven’t North Korean weapons appeared in Ukraine?

Experts say static frontlines may be factor but that DPRK has successfully strengthened ties with Russia regardless

After US accusations, why haven’t North Korean weapons appeared in Ukraine?
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 23, 2023
North Korean leaders’ unique gifts: From a signed basketball to stuffed turtle

North Korean leaders’ unique gifts: From a signed basketball to stuffed turtle

A new propaganda book showcases never-before-seen items that offer a window into DPRK’s relations with outside world

North Korean leaders’ unique gifts: From a signed basketball to stuffed turtle
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 31, 2023
Eye of the TIGER: ROK drone unit holds drills with US on North Korean border

Eye of the TIGER: ROK drone unit holds drills with US on North Korean border

Some 800 soldiers practiced defending against mock enemy, weeks after South Korea failed to intercept DPRK drones

Eye of the TIGER: ROK drone unit holds drills with US on North Korean border
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 16, 2023
Beyond propaganda: New exhibit spotlights North Korea’s ‘hidden’ oil paintings

Beyond propaganda: New exhibit spotlights North Korea’s ‘hidden’ oil paintings

Works by early DPRK artists reveal a more personal style and even share characteristics with ROK art, organizers say

Beyond propaganda: New exhibit spotlights North Korea’s ‘hidden’ oil paintings
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy January 10, 2023
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