Curtis Melvin a researcher at the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS and contributor to NK News Pro. He is also editor of North Korean Economy Watch, one of the longest running DPRK blogs, as well as creator and manager of a database of the most extensive Google Earth imagery work on North Korea.
From new construction to rarely-seen official buildings, a guided tour of Pyongyang
Building Kim Il Sung reported to have died in razed, replaced with young trees
Former prison camps now being converted to "ordinary collective farms and mines"
The most visible sign of new Chinese investment since the ouster of Jang Song Thaek in late 2013
Satellite imagery shows modernization efforts also taking place beyond Pyongyang
Satellite imagery reveals Rodman went to Wonsan
Satellite imagery shows new railway line construction
U.S. clothing brand Lands' End to "address the issue appropriately"
Visit shows that Kim Jong Il's Kangdong residence still in use
Behind the scenes at North Korea's highest legal institution where Americans go for sentencing
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