May 17, 2022

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Curtis Melvin

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.

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New residential construction project underway in Chongjin

New residential construction project underway in Chongjin

New housing project ignored by official media is exposed by satellite imagery analysis

New residential construction project underway in Chongjin
Curtis Melvin
Curtis Melvin May 22, 2013
Located: State Academy of Science’s Turf Institute

Located: State Academy of Science’s Turf Institute

Visit to turf institute marks first economic visit by Kim Jong Un in months

Located: State Academy of Science’s Turf Institute
Curtis Melvin
Curtis Melvin May 21, 2013
North Korea’s “do it yourself” Kim Jong Un idolization campaign

North Korea’s “do it yourself” Kim Jong Un idolization campaign

How North Korean propagandists were able to quickly unleash a Kim Jong Un veneration campaign

North Korea’s “do it yourself” Kim Jong Un idolization campaign
Curtis Melvin
Curtis Melvin May 15, 2013
North Korea’s drone and artillery test site, revealed

North Korea’s drone and artillery test site, revealed

Using satellite imagery, Curtis Melvin identifies huge artillery targets carved into sides of mountains

North Korea’s drone and artillery test site, revealed
Curtis Melvin
Curtis Melvin May 7, 2013