September 30, 2020

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UN Panel of Experts: Why North Korea investigations don't lead to new sanctions

Former Panel of Experts members blame wide range of issues for reticence to issue new sanctions designations

September 29, 2020 By Chad O'Carroll

Former Panel of Experts members blame wide range of issues for reticence to issue new sanctions designations

North Korea’s broken bridges: Photos show typhoon and flood wreckage nationwide

Recent storms cut off dozens of bridges, including those that serve as key transport links in major DPRK cities

September 29, 2020 By Colin Zwirko

Recent storms cut off dozens of bridges, including those that serve as key transport links in major DPRK cities

Why Kim Jong Un's letters probably don't mean a shift in South Korea policy

Letters and apology will be welcomed by Seoul, but prospects for big changes in inter-Korean relations remain low

September 26, 2020 By Christopher Green

Letters and apology will be welcomed by Seoul, but prospects for big changes in inter-Korean relations remain low

North Korea’s killing of a South Korean official spells trouble for Moon Jae-in

The victim’s death likely involved shoot-to-kill orders in place to stop COVID-19 from entering the DPRK. But what now?

September 24, 2020 By Chad O'Carroll

The victim’s death likely involved shoot-to-kill orders in place to stop COVID-19 from entering the DPRK. But what now?

Hope is not lost: President Biden might actually make progress on North Korea

Many see Joe Biden only as “strategic patience.” But if elected, he may take things in an entirely different direction.

September 23, 2020 By James Fretwell

Many see Joe Biden only as “strategic patience.” But if elected, he may take things in an entirely different direction.

What North Korea can do right now to stave off a full-blown economic crisis

Kim Jong Un is dealing with natural disasters, sanctions and COVID-19 — but there are some solutions to consider

September 18, 2020 By Peter Ward

Kim Jong Un is dealing with natural disasters, sanctions and COVID-19 — but there are some solutions to consider

North Korea upgrades security at Kim Jong Un’s giant Pyongyang mansion complex

Satellite imagery also shows construction of new luxury hilltop facilities along the Taedong River

September 17, 2020 By Colin Zwirko

Satellite imagery also shows construction of new luxury hilltop facilities along the Taedong River

At least 14 North Korean ships disguise themselves in international waters

At least seven pairs of DPRK ships share the same Maritime Mobile Service Identity numbers to conceal their identities

September 17, 2020 By Min Chao Choy

At least seven pairs of DPRK ships share the same Maritime Mobile Service Identity numbers to conceal their identities

October surprise? What to expect from North Korea ahead of the 2020 US election

Precedent suggests that Pyongyang is likely to take wait-and-see posture and act later

September 15, 2020 By Chad O'Carroll

Precedent suggests that Pyongyang is likely to take wait-and-see posture and act later

How South Korea's entry into the Indo Pacific initiative will impact North Korea

The initiative will help Seoul deal with Pyongyang, no matter what — and it could help keep Chinese influence at bay

September 14, 2020 By Jonathan R. Corrado

The initiative will help Seoul deal with Pyongyang, no matter what — and it could help keep Chinese influence at bay

How Kim’s call for typhoon help exploits cheap labor and builds political unity

The North Korean leader's call will reveal who is truly loyal to the regime while also providing cheap workers

September 11, 2020 By Christopher Green

The North Korean leader's call will reveal who is truly loyal to the regime while also providing cheap workers

North Korean moderates need their power back — or nuclear talks won’t succeed

Major political shifts in the DPRK leadership are derailing negotiations today

September 10, 2020 By Thomas Schäfer

Major political shifts in the DPRK leadership are derailing negotiations today

From planes to stallions: North Korea’s Air Koryo breaks into the horse business

The DPRK’s national airline is building new equestrian facilities at a giant resort, but who’s the target customer?

September 09, 2020 By Colin Zwirko

The DPRK’s national airline is building new equestrian facilities at a giant resort, but who’s the target customer?

Overfished: Why North Korea leaves behind ‘ghost ships’ and turns a blind eye

The world’s fish supply is in critical danger, and strange economic constraints are making things worse for North Korea

September 08, 2020 By Andrei Lankov

The world’s fish supply is in critical danger, and strange economic constraints are making things worse for North Korea

North Korea's nuclear program carries on, but it's getting even harder to track

The new International Atomic Energy Agency report is shedding light on North Korea's recent nuclear activities

September 07, 2020 By Ankit Panda

The new International Atomic Energy Agency report is shedding light on North Korea's recent nuclear activities

Why China censored Kim Jong Un coma rumors and staged a lag on false information

Beijing's censorship might be a good faith effort in stopping rumors — or it might be an attempt to cover something up

September 03, 2020 By John Petrushka

Beijing's censorship might be a good faith effort in stopping rumors — or it might be an attempt to cover something up

North Korea in Aug. 2020: A month review and what's ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Aug. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2020

September 02, 2020 By NK Pro

An analytical look at the main developments from Aug. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2020

Timeline: From North Korean floods to another round of Kim Jong Un health rumors

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31

September 01, 2020 By NK Pro

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31

Why 2020 is Kim Jong Un’s most challenging year yet

Sanctions, border closures, COVID-19 and terrible weather are all snowballing into serious problems for the DPRK

August 31, 2020 By Chad O'Carroll

Sanctions, border closures, COVID-19 and terrible weather are all snowballing into serious problems for the DPRK

North Korean insurance company data quietly signals economic recovery

Data from five insurance firms all show big improvement to performance, with one even reversing a bad downturn

August 28, 2020 By Martin Weiser

Data from five insurance firms all show big improvement to performance, with one even reversing a bad downturn