January 21, 2022

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UN food program unable to provide aid to hungry North Koreans since March 2021

UN food program unable to provide aid to hungry North Koreans since March 2021

World Food Program says DPRK’s pandemic measures remain ‘key challenge,’ as country appears to face food shortages

UN food program unable to provide aid to hungry North Koreans since March 2021
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 12, 2022
Kim Jong Un guided North Korea’s third ‘hypersonic’ missile test: state media

Kim Jong Un guided North Korea’s third ‘hypersonic’ missile test: state media

It's the first missile launch Kim has publicly attended in nearly two years

Kim Jong Un guided North Korea’s third ‘hypersonic’ missile test: state media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 12, 2022
Yoon Suk-yeol backs ‘preemptive strike’ to stop North Korean hypersonic attacks

Yoon Suk-yeol backs ‘preemptive strike’ to stop North Korean hypersonic attacks

North Korea claims to have tested two hypersonic missiles since September, with Tuesday’s test a probable third

Yoon Suk-yeol backs ‘preemptive strike’ to stop North Korean hypersonic attacks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 11, 2022
UNSC meeting on North Korea missile launch falls flat, just ahead of new test

UNSC meeting on North Korea missile launch falls flat, just ahead of new test

UN Security Council fails to condemn last week’s launch of ‘hypersonic’ weapon due to opposition from Russia and China

UNSC meeting on North Korea missile launch falls flat, just ahead of new test
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 11, 2022
North Korea test-fires second missile of 2022: JCS

North Korea test-fires second missile of 2022: JCS

Seoul says projectile was likely ballistic, and test follows DPRK’s launch of ‘hypersonic’ missile last Wednesday

North Korea test-fires second missile of 2022: JCS
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung January 11, 2022
North Korea hints at more ‘advanced’ COVID policy after years of tight controls

North Korea hints at more ‘advanced’ COVID policy after years of tight controls

State media says policy to be ‘people-oriented’ and less reliant on regulations, but offers few specifics

North Korea hints at more ‘advanced’ COVID policy after years of tight controls
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 10, 2022
Unification ministry refutes report that 771 defectors have fled South Korea

Unification ministry refutes report that 771 defectors have fled South Korea

Seoul says fraction of that number has emigrated to third country, amid concerns over North Korean defectors’ well-being

Unification ministry refutes report that 771 defectors have fled South Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 10, 2022
New Chinese data law creates more headaches for ship trackers in 2022
NK PRO

New Chinese data law creates more headaches for ship trackers in 2022

The law creates a ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ card for smugglers that hide AIS data, one expert said

New Chinese data law creates more headaches for ship trackers in 2022
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 9, 2022
Cake day? Kim Jong Un’s birthday comes and goes without state media celebration

Cake day? Kim Jong Un’s birthday comes and goes without state media celebration

Kim turned 38 on Saturday, but may be waiting until he’s older to make the day a national holiday, expert says

Cake day? Kim Jong Un’s birthday comes and goes without state media celebration
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 9, 2022
US seizes $2.4 million from four Pyongyang-linked front companies

US seizes $2.4 million from four Pyongyang-linked front companies

The companies, which the U.S. does not name, have extensive ties to well-known sanctions busters, court records show

US seizes $2.4 million from four Pyongyang-linked front companies
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 7, 2022
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