February 05, 2023
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Latest NK Pro analysis related to the DPRK

Timeline: From South Korean nukes to North Korean lockdown
Analysis

Timeline: From South Korean nukes to North Korean lockdown

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

Timeline: From South Korean nukes to North Korean lockdown
NK ProNK Pro February 3, 2023
State media review: North Korea orders young ‘volunteers’ to construction sites
Analysis

State media review: North Korea orders young ‘volunteers’ to construction sites

An in-depth analysis of youth mobilization, forced grain donation, criticism of the UN Command and more

State media review: North Korea orders young ‘volunteers’ to construction sites
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung February 2, 2023
Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center
Analysis

Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center

Imagery shows new construction project outside Pyongyang that may be housing for munition workers or greenhouse farm

Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko February 1, 2023
A tale of rogue states: Why Myanmar has every reason to pursue North Korean arms
Analysis

A tale of rogue states: Why Myanmar has every reason to pursue North Korean arms

Two years since coup, experts says Tatmadaw regime could turn again to an old partner and take a page from its playbook

A tale of rogue states: Why Myanmar has every reason to pursue North Korean arms
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy February 1, 2023
South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons
Analysis

South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons

North Korean threats and anxiety about US extended deterrence have led ROK to flirt with developing nukes since 1970s

South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons
James FretwellJames Fretwell February 1, 2023
Vast new trove of North Korean laws shines light on developments in country
Analysis

Vast new trove of North Korean laws shines light on developments in country

Texts acquired by ROK spy agency underscore construction push and greatly expand knowledge of legal system

Vast new trove of North Korean laws shines light on developments in country
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser January 31, 2023
What’s left of the foreign community in Pyongyang, three years into pandemic
Analysis

What’s left of the foreign community in Pyongyang, three years into pandemic

NK Pro has compiled a comprehensive update of diplomatic and business presence in North Korea as of Jan. 2023

What’s left of the foreign community in Pyongyang, three years into pandemic
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll January 31, 2023
Pyongyang streets empty but civilians still training for military parade: Images
Analysis

Pyongyang streets empty but civilians still training for military parade: Images

Kim Jong Un appears to put millions under lockdown to ensure success of upcoming propaganda event

Pyongyang streets empty but civilians still training for military parade: Images
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko January 29, 2023
Why North Korean state media remains silent about the Pyongyang lockdown
Analysis

Why North Korean state media remains silent about the Pyongyang lockdown

Regime may feel it can downplay restrictions for now, but a serious COVID outbreak could quickly change the calculus

Why North Korean state media remains silent about the Pyongyang lockdown
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll January 27, 2023
In new book, Mike Pompeo talks tough about ‘bloodthirsty toad’ Kim Jong Un
Analysis

In new book, Mike Pompeo talks tough about ‘bloodthirsty toad’ Kim Jong Un

Former secretary of state stresses hardline approach as potential presidential candidates stake out positions on DPRK

In new book, Mike Pompeo talks tough about ‘bloodthirsty toad’ Kim Jong Un
James FretwellJames Fretwell January 27, 2023
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