April 05, 2020

Category: Analysis

Latest NK Pro analysis related to the DPRK

North Korea’s exchange rate regime: understanding a silent revolution

Since 2013, 'three-and-a-half' rates, including a previously illegal market exchange rate, have entered into use

Peter Ward December 27, 2019

Latest Central Military Commission meeting sets the stage for party plenum

The meeting's military and defense-heavy agenda indicates Pyongyang will likely adopt a hard line at the upcoming plenum

Rachel Minyoung Lee December 23, 2019

How fragmented multilateralism is playing into the hands of North Korea

The Kim regime is surviving in the cracks created by great power rivalry and disputes between the U.S. and its allies

Jonathan R. Corrado December 20, 2019

Breaking the impasse: going forward in U.S.-DPRK negotiations

Washington needs to be more aware of how best to use North Korea's domestic situation against Kim Jong Un

Kevin Shepard December 19, 2019

The upcoming party plenum: what policies Kim Jong Un may reverse, and announce

Recent events and state media signaling suggest the reversal of agreements made with the U.S. and South Korea in 2018

Rachel Minyoung Lee December 19, 2019

In full: China and Russia’s pitch for North Korea sanctions relief at the UN

Proposals would see DPRK receive relief from measures "related to the livelihood of the civilian population"

NK Pro December 17, 2019

North Korean army official Pak Jong Chon appears to receive Politburo promotion

Korean People's Army General Staff chief Pak has been a leading voice in the DPRK's recent anti-U.S. military statements

Rachel Minyoung Lee December 17, 2019

Photos of Air China refueling in Pyongyang raise questions about supply-lines

Despite sanctions and short route distance, Air China’s 737s regularly connect to Air Koryo fuel trucks

Chad O'Carroll| Jacob Fromer December 16, 2019

Biegun arrives in Seoul: Last chance saloon for DPRK-U.S. negotiations?

Scene appears set for a final U.S. proposal to reboot talks before North Korea's deadline

Chad O'Carroll December 15, 2019

Ahead of Biegun visit to Seoul, MFA statement signals uphill battle for U.S.

The DPRK foreign ministry leaves the door ajar for the U.S., but maintains hard line

Rachel Minyoung Lee December 13, 2019
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