January 20, 2020

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Analysis

North Korea reshuffles its foreign policy top brass: potential implications

Appointment of a new foreign minister is not surprising, but Ri Son Gwon, if his appointment is confirmed, is

Rachel Minyoung Lee January 20, 2020
Analysis

North Korean leader’s Toyota luxury bus, multiple Lexus SUVs appear in 2019 film

Customized VIP bus was used in August missile tests, while SUVs dominated domestic travel

Colin Zwirko January 20, 2020
News

Brazil sent $2 million worth of corn to North Korea in October, November: data

Aid groups describe food insecurity in North Korea, but Kim Jong Un recently spoke of "unprecedented" harvest in 2019

Jacob Fromer January 17, 2020
Analysis

Kim Jong Un’s claims of a “bumper harvest” in North Korea: what the data shows

Market data indicates food prices remain low and stable, could support DPRK leadership's claims

Peter Ward January 17, 2020
News

Russia’s reported oil exports to North Korea fall again in November: UN

Monthly total for November was lowest since July 2018, according to new UN data

Jacob Fromer January 16, 2020
Analysis

In full: Kim Jong Un’s most prominent officials in 2019

NK Pro charts the DPRK officials most frequently by Kim Jong Un's side in 2019

Jeongmin Kim January 14, 2020
Analysis

Pyongyang Sunan airport upgrades, other changes underway at capital’s airfields

Imagery shows dismantling of Kangdong Airfield facilities, while North Korean elite air clubs see recent boost

Colin Zwirko January 13, 2020
News

UN approves sanctions exemptions for MSF, Swiss Humanitarian Aid in North Korea

Médecins Sans Frontières and Swiss Humanitarian Aid are first aid groups to receive UN sanctions exemptions in new year

Jacob Fromer January 10, 2020
News

Ahead of Paektu trip, horse tracks replaced two of Kim Jong Un’s private runways

New infrastructure may have served as a riding practice ground before December's highly-publicized mountain trek

Colin Zwirko January 8, 2020
Analysis

Back to the future: Kim puts North Korea’s economy on a backwards path

The DPRK leader's speech at the recent plenum indicates the country may become even more insular to withstand sanctions

Jonathan R. Corrado January 8, 2020
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