July 10, 2020


Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

The inter-Korean leaflet launch saga: winners and losers

Kim Jong Un succeeded in communicating the North's frustration, while Moon Jae-in's inter-Korean efforts lie in tatters

Wang Son-taek July 9, 2020

What the re-emergence of Kim Yong Chol could mean for North Korean policymaking

Given the hardline official's past provocations, putting him back in play offers hints at Kim Jong Un's thinking

Moon Jae-in reshuffles his North Korea team: the key players

A former student firebrand, a spymaster, and a skilled political operator are set to take the top inter-Korean jobs

Yeo Hyun-jun July 7, 2020

"Selfish": South Koreans weigh in on cross-border leaflet launches

Speaking to NK News, local residents blame defector-activists for worsening inter-Korean relations

Kelly Kasulis July 5, 2020

North Korea threatens military action against the South: how we got here

The DPRK's recent harsh rhetoric should not come as a surprise, as the oncoming storm has been months in the brewing

Kim Yo Jong emerges as North Korea's new point person on inter-Korean issues

Amid rising tensions with Seoul, Kim's "distinct style" points to growing responsibilities

Jeongmin Kim June 10, 2020

U.S.-China relations are in dire straits. What does that mean for North Korea?

Experts weigh in on what a "Cold War 2.0" could mean for sanctions and diplomacy going forward

Jacob Fromer June 7, 2020

With COVID-19 still raging in China and Russia, North Korea can't relax just yet

If Pyongyang is hoping to wait out the corona-crisis, recent outbreaks across the border will make that wait even longer

Adam Cathcart June 4, 2020

Brewing up a storm: how Chinese imports fuel North Korea's booming beer industry

Even amid COVID-19 trade restrictions, DPRK imports of “essential” roasted malt continue unabated

Min Chao Choy June 2, 2020

Starlink: an uncensored internet solution for North Korea?

Elon Musk's hotly-anticipated satellite net service could prove a game-changer for tech-savvy North Koreans, experts say

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