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What a recent funeral in North Korea says about leadership in Pyongyang
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What a recent funeral in North Korea says about leadership in Pyongyang

Defense minister and army politburo chief conspicuous no-shows at state funeral as DPRK battles ongoing COVID outbreak

What a recent funeral in North Korea says about leadership in Pyongyang
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser May 23, 2022
Why Biden and Yoon’s vow to bolster deterrence won’t alter North Korea’s course
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Why Biden and Yoon’s vow to bolster deterrence won’t alter North Korea’s course

Two leaders move to deploy US strategic assets and expand drills at summit but offer little to entice Pyongyang to talks

Why Biden and Yoon’s vow to bolster deterrence won’t alter North Korea’s course
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll May 21, 2022
North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons
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North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons

Trade data also shows soap and other surface cleaner imports hit record highs amid short-lived trade reopening

North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell May 20, 2022
What North Korea is telling citizens about how to survive its COVID-19 outbreak
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What North Korea is telling citizens about how to survive its COVID-19 outbreak

State media has advised everything from painkillers and honey to positive thinking, while comparing virus to common cold

What North Korea is telling citizens about how to survive its COVID-19 outbreak
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 20, 2022
State media review: North Korea’s propaganda war against COVID-19
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State media review: North Korea’s propaganda war against COVID-19

An in-depth look at wall-to-wall coverage of the country’s first outbreak in television and print media

State media review: North Korea’s propaganda war against COVID-19
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung May 20, 2022
Four major trends revealed by North Korea’s COVID-19 case numbers
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Four major trends revealed by North Korea’s COVID-19 case numbers

Data suggests virus may have entered from China, spreading from border regions via trade networks and other movements

Four major trends revealed by North Korea’s COVID-19 case numbers
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser May 19, 2022
Streets empty but construction, farming active in COVID-hit North Korea: Imagery
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Streets empty but construction, farming active in COVID-hit North Korea: Imagery

Satellite images of Pyongyang and other cities show signs of lockdown but also ongoing economic activity

Streets empty but construction, farming active in COVID-hit North Korea: Imagery
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 19, 2022
What North Korea will and will not do to fight the COVID-19 outbreak
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What North Korea will and will not do to fight the COVID-19 outbreak

Pyongyang will not yield control over people in exchange for fewer cases, but will probably accept specific aid packages

What North Korea will and will not do to fight the COVID-19 outbreak
Christopher GreenChristopher Green May 18, 2022
State media review: Pandemic and drought conspire in North Korea
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State media review: Pandemic and drought conspire in North Korea

An in-depth analysis of water shortages, the COVID-19 outbreak, criticism of the new South Korean president and more

State media review: Pandemic and drought conspire in North Korea
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung May 16, 2022
New leader means new uncertainties and nuclear dangers on Korean Peninsula
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New leader means new uncertainties and nuclear dangers on Korean Peninsula

Recent weapons tests by South and North Korea largely reflect apprehension about Washington's Korea policies

New leader means new uncertainties and nuclear dangers on Korean Peninsula
Michael CohenMichael Cohen May 16, 2022
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