May 26, 2024

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Jacob Bogle

Jacob Bogle is a North Korea analyst and runs the AccessDPRK blog.

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North Korea expanding aging coal power plant in bid to fix electricity shortages
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North Korea expanding aging coal power plant in bid to fix electricity shortages

Construction at Pyongyang plant comes as DPRK continues to rely on coal infrastructure past operational lifespans

North Korea expanding aging coal power plant in bid to fix electricity shortages
Jacob Bogle
Jacob Bogle April 23, 2024
North Korea’s forgotten gulags expose a dark history of human rights abuse
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North Korea’s forgotten gulags expose a dark history of human rights abuse

Satellite imagery shines a light on the former political prison camps that the Kim regime denies ever existed

North Korea’s forgotten gulags expose a dark history of human rights abuse
Jacob Bogle
Jacob Bogle March 29, 2024
North Korea renovated major concentration camp during pandemic, imagery shows
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North Korea renovated major concentration camp during pandemic, imagery shows

Expert says Kwalliso No. 25 was likely preparing for rise in prisoners due to harsh new laws and border reopening

North Korea renovated major concentration camp during pandemic, imagery shows
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Jacob Bogle March 1, 2024
North Korea expands coastal fencing in likely bid to stop defections by sea
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North Korea expands coastal fencing in likely bid to stop defections by sea

NK Pro analysis shows DPRK added or renovated over 300 miles of fencing, justifying it as effort to keep out disease

North Korea expands coastal fencing in likely bid to stop defections by sea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Jacob Bogle January 30, 2024
Great wall of Pyongyang: Why North Korea is building a fence around its capital
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Great wall of Pyongyang: Why North Korea is building a fence around its capital

Satellite imagery reveals construction of 63 km barrier and guard posts in massive effort to control access to city

Great wall of Pyongyang: Why North Korea is building a fence around its capital
Jacob Bogle
Jacob Bogle November 17, 2023
Polluted to potable: Inside Pyongyang’s push to improve clean water supplies
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Polluted to potable: Inside Pyongyang’s push to improve clean water supplies

North Korean capital has revamped sewage treatment as it builds new houses, but doubts remain about system’s reliability

Polluted to potable: Inside Pyongyang’s push to improve clean water supplies
Jacob Bogle
Jacob Bogle October 11, 2023
How North Korean mining has left a toxic legacy for the country’s people
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How North Korean mining has left a toxic legacy for the country’s people

Satellite imagery shows a lack of safeguards has led to contamination of rivers and soil and endangered human health

How North Korean mining has left a toxic legacy for the country’s people
Jacob Bogle
Jacob Bogle May 17, 2023
North Korea built secret network of over 50 COVID isolation facilities: Imagery
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North Korea built secret network of over 50 COVID isolation facilities: Imagery

Compounds resemble known isolation ward and point to efforts to isolate patients long before DPRK’s first outbreak

North Korea built secret network of over 50 COVID isolation facilities: Imagery
Jacob Bogle
Jacob Bogle January 10, 2023
North Korea’s fake missile defense batteries (probably) aren’t fooling anyone
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North Korea’s fake missile defense batteries (probably) aren’t fooling anyone

Satellite imagery shows DPRK has at least 9 mock surface-to-air missile sites that seek to draw fire from real defenses

North Korea’s fake missile defense batteries (probably) aren’t fooling anyone
Jacob Bogle
Jacob Bogle September 12, 2022
How North Korea is making the most of its aging air force
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How North Korea is making the most of its aging air force

The DPRK has upgraded emergency landing strips and built runways at all of the leader's major palaces, imagery reveals

How North Korea is making the most of its aging air force
Jacob Bogle
Jacob Bogle December 6, 2019