July 27, 2021
Analysis

Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means

Dormant inter-Korean diplomacy will increase in intensity, but scheduled USFK drills could pose a hurdle for Seoul

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NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea

Former North Korea aid worker, travel guide weigh in on major risks in the event of a nationwide crisis

NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
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North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth

Officials aimed for 79% growth in some sectors, but the country’s own data shows it fell far short of this goal

North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth
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DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July

Bulk carrier and three North Korea-flagged cargo ships sailed to port this month, though purpose of visits unclear

DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July
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No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world

Circumstances in the DPRK are dire, and lack of new arrivals cuts off key information source

No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world
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Prudence is needed

Prudence is needed

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