May 23, 2022

Interviews

Conversations with leading experts and professionals working on the DPRK

The giant’s miniature garden: Masayuki Aramaki’s Pyongyang odyssey

The giant’s miniature garden: Masayuki Aramaki’s Pyongyang odyssey

The Japanese filmmaker has been to North Korea 35 times, meticulously capturing daily life. Why does he keep going back?

The giant’s miniature garden: Masayuki Aramaki’s Pyongyang odyssey
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia March 12, 2020
The unresolved and sidelined: North Korean human rights and summit diplomacy

The unresolved and sidelined: North Korean human rights and summit diplomacy

Olivia Enos of Heritage discusses why issue of DPRK human rights should be addressed in future denuclearization talks

The unresolved and sidelined: North Korean human rights and summit diplomacy
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 5, 2020
Life on the ground in North Korea through the eyes of a Pyongyang expat

Life on the ground in North Korea through the eyes of a Pyongyang expat

A former resident of the DPRK capital discusses what they personally observed during their four-year stay

Life on the ground in North Korea through the eyes of a Pyongyang expat
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee November 15, 2019
What life is really like as a foreigner living in Pyongyang

What life is really like as a foreigner living in Pyongyang

A former diplomat in the DPRK discusses the realities and common misconceptions through their own personal experiences

What life is really like as a foreigner living in Pyongyang
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee November 13, 2019
Divided Congress can have bipartisan “unity” on North Korea, congresswoman says

Divided Congress can have bipartisan “unity” on North Korea, congresswoman says

Leader of Asian Pacific American caucus tells NK News that diplomacy with DPRK is good, but not if it’s “just for show”

Divided Congress can have bipartisan “unity” on North Korea, congresswoman says
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer November 8, 2019
Ask a North Korean: What do people like to eat in North Korea?

Ask a North Korean: What do people like to eat in North Korea?

"When I was little, my mother used to prepare sundae, rice cakes, and lots of other delicious food"

Ask a North Korean: What do people like to eat in North Korea?
In-hua Kim
In-hua Kim October 24, 2019
North Korea may become “more isolated” without a deal with U.S., UN envoy warns

North Korea may become “more isolated” without a deal with U.S., UN envoy warns

In his first DC visit, Tomás Ojea Quintana talks sanctions, peace, and the role of human rights in a long-term deal

North Korea may become “more isolated” without a deal with U.S., UN envoy warns
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer October 24, 2019
Why “climate smart” agricultural methods are needed in the DPRK more than ever

Why “climate smart” agricultural methods are needed in the DPRK more than ever

Food security expert John O'Dea discusses how such approaches can help North Korea cope with global warming

Why “climate smart” agricultural methods are needed in the DPRK more than ever
Nils Weisensee
Nils Weisensee October 18, 2019
What South Korea’s termination of the GSOMIA means for North Korea policy

What South Korea’s termination of the GSOMIA means for North Korea policy

Experts weigh in on the impact of the ROK decision to end an intelligence-sharing deal with Tokyo

What South Korea’s termination of the GSOMIA means for North Korea policy
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham August 23, 2019
Prisoner number 429: Kim Dong-chul’s three-year detention in North Korea

Prisoner number 429: Kim Dong-chul’s three-year detention in North Korea

Former detainee details how he went from businessman to spying for the U.S. and South Korea

Prisoner number 429: Kim Dong-chul’s three-year detention in North Korea
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji July 29, 2019
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