December 05, 2023


Jacob Bogle

Jacob Bogle

Jacob Bogle is a North Korea analyst and runs the AccessDPRK blog.


Great wall of Pyongyang: Why North Korea is building a fence around its capital

Satellite imagery reveals construction of 63 km barrier and guard posts in massive effort to control access to city

Jacob BogleJacob BogleNovember 17, 2023

Polluted to potable: Inside Pyongyang’s push to improve clean water supplies

North Korean capital has revamped sewage treatment as it builds new houses, but doubts remain about system’s reliability

Jacob BogleJacob BogleOctober 11, 2023

How North Korean mining has left a toxic legacy for the country’s people

Satellite imagery shows a lack of safeguards has led to contamination of rivers and soil and endangered human health

Jacob BogleJacob BogleMay 17, 2023

North Korea built secret network of over 50 COVID isolation facilities: Imagery

Compounds resemble known isolation ward and point to efforts to isolate patients long before DPRK’s first outbreak

Jacob BogleJacob BogleJanuary 10, 2023

North Korea’s fake missile defense batteries (probably) aren’t fooling anyone

Satellite imagery shows DPRK has at least 9 mock surface-to-air missile sites that seek to draw fire from real defenses

Jacob BogleJacob BogleSeptember 12, 2022

How North Korea is making the most of its aging air force

The DPRK has upgraded emergency landing strips and built runways at all of the leader's major palaces, imagery reveals

Jacob BogleJacob BogleDecember 6, 2019

Why a lack of adequate infrastructure may stifle Kim Jong Un’s tourism ambitions

Failure to develop adequate wastewater management systems could derail the DPRK's long-term plans

Jacob BogleJacob BogleOctober 29, 2019

Fueling the country: tracking North Korea’s growing number of gas stations

Reflecting increasing demand, new stations are popping up across the DPRK

Jacob BogleJacob BogleOctober 11, 2019