June 02, 2020
Analysis

North Korea in May 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead

An analysis of the main developments between May 1 and May 31

NK Pro June 1, 2020

ANALYSIS & REPORTS

Analysis

Timeline: from Kim Jong Un’s reappearance to an exchange of gunfire at the DMZ

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from May 1 - May 31

News

Construction resumes on China-North Korea island EDZ: satellite imagery

New work may be part of joint initiative with Chinese companies, comes despite sanctions and COVID-19 restrictions

Analysis

Schrödinger’s sanctions: South Korea plays down the May 24th Measures

Shelving ineffective unilateral sanctions makes sense, but the move is unlikely to jump-start inter-Korean cooperation

COVID-19

North Korean imports of antibiotics spiked in April, Chinese trade data shows

China exported 15,000 kg of tetracycline derivatives, cited as a possible treatment for COVID-19, to the DPRK last month

MEDIA MONITORING

OPINION & ANALYSIS

No more shrimp sandwiches, please

By Choi Sung-jinFew nations in the world may yearn more for international recognition than Korea. ...

Jun 02, 2020

Fever of K-pop culture

By Choe Chong-dae When I visited Europe last year, I was surprised to see many ...

Jun 02, 2020

Memories of American veterans of the Korean War

How one comes across in the eye of a foreigner sometimes offers new inspirations, but ...

Jun 02, 2020

Protests Over Police Violence Erupt Across the United States

Here is today’s Foreign Policy brief: The United States erupts in protest over police ...

Jun 01, 2020

[Editorial] S. Korea’s diplomatic missions should work to protect Korean-Americans during riots

A protester holds an American flag upside down in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 28. (Yonhap News) ...

Jun 01, 2020
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