November 21, 2019

Category: Analysis

Latest NK Pro analysis related to the DPRK

After the Hanoi summit, a hyper-securitization process underway in Pyongyang?

A range of incidents, trends, and policies have emerged which suggest DPRK authorities wish to sharply bolster control

Chad O'Carroll November 21, 2019

Looking ahead: prospects for North Korea-U.S. relations

Amid a flurry of statements by DPRK officials, NK Pro analysts examine whether diplomacy can get back on track

130+ traffic education parks built across North Korea since 2016: imagery

What’s driving the construction, and is the DPRK preparing to become a car-owning society?

Colin Zwirko November 18, 2019

North Korea’s Central Bank: lender, regulator, and inflation fighter

Relatively unimportant before marketization, the Central Bank's rise reflects the increasing power of money in the DPRK

Peter Ward November 14, 2019

The “silent war”: Kim Jong Un’s battle for North Korean hearts and minds

The DPRK leader needs economic development, but too much openness risks the ideological corruption of the people

Jonathan R. Corrado November 13, 2019

In review: inter-Korean relations, prospects for change since the Hanoi summit

Ongoing Mount Kumgang issue merits a review of North-South ties in the wake of February's failed Kim-Trump meeting

Rachel Minyoung Lee November 12, 2019

North Korean criticism of U.S. for joint drills could signal bigger policy shift

Pyongyang’s unusual singling out of the U.S. for military drills with South Korea reflects a hardening position

Rachel Minyoung Lee November 7, 2019

The View from Jingshan: anniversary of Sino-DPRK ties passes without a summit

Broader shifts in U.S.-China-North Korea relations influenced Beijing's cautiousness in hosting the DPRK leader again

John Petrushka November 5, 2019

North Korea in October 2019: a month in review and what’s ahead

An analytic look at the main developments of the October 1-October 31 period

NK Pro November 4, 2019

What to make of North Korea’s third successful MRLS test this year

As diplomacy has stalled, Pyongyang has enhanced its already-formidable conventional war-fighting capability

Ankit Panda November 2, 2019
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