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Cable TV channel says it was dropped over alleged pro-North Korea views
News

Cable TV channel says it was dropped over alleged pro-North Korea views

Tongil TV claims decision has put it at risk of collapse, while experts call move a loss for discourse about DPRK

Cable TV channel says it was dropped over alleged pro-North Korea views
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Yeji Chung February 2, 2023
Imagining worst case scenarios on the Korean Peninsula – Ep. 273
North Korea News Podcast

Imagining worst case scenarios on the Korean Peninsula – Ep. 273

Security experts David Walsh and Andrew Gilholm discuss risks on the peninsula and what to do if North Korea attacks

Imagining worst case scenarios on the Korean Peninsula – Ep. 273
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 31, 2023
North Korean soldiers spotted with sanctioned firm’s tech for first time
Analysis

North Korean soldiers spotted with sanctioned firm’s tech for first time

Pyongyang-based Glocom marketed to foreign armies for years, but appearance of radio is rare evidence of use inside DPRK

North Korean soldiers spotted with sanctioned firm’s tech for first time
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko January 24, 2023
North Korea cracks down on speech with new law to counter foreign influence
News

North Korea cracks down on speech with new law to counter foreign influence

Rubber-stamp parliament meets for budget talks, but glowing state media report on economy thin on monetary specifics

North Korea cracks down on speech with new law to counter foreign influence
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko January 19, 2023
North Korea’s big year ahead: Will the country emerge from its COVID isolation?
Analysis

North Korea’s big year ahead: Will the country emerge from its COVID isolation?

In second of two-part series, NK Pro reporters share predictions about inter-Korean ties, trade, human rights and more

North Korea’s big year ahead: Will the country emerge from its COVID isolation?
NK ProNK Pro January 6, 2023
What China’s reopening means for North Korea’s shuttered tourism industry
Opinion

What China’s reopening means for North Korea’s shuttered tourism industry

Pyongyang likely waiting to see how situation unfolds next door before making a decision on its own border controls

What China’s reopening means for North Korea’s shuttered tourism industry
Gareth JohnsonGareth Johnson January 5, 2023
New North Korean luxury department store opens in capital after years of delays
Analysis

New North Korean luxury department store opens in capital after years of delays

Exclusive photos show high-end liquors for sale but little else at renamed Ryugyong Golden Plaza

New North Korean luxury department store opens in capital after years of delays
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll January 2, 2023
North Korean mega resort to host international marathon next year: Promoter
News

North Korean mega resort to host international marathon next year: Promoter

Tokyo organizer claims DPRK approved course around Wonsan-Kalma resort, but event likely depends on COVID policies

North Korean mega resort to host international marathon next year: Promoter
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko December 23, 2022
Singapore charges Pokka manager with selling $1M of canned drinks to North Korea
News

Singapore charges Pokka manager with selling $1M of canned drinks to North Korea

Court records indicate contraband products followed similar route into DPRK as luxury goods sold from city-state in past

Singapore charges Pokka manager with selling $1M of canned drinks to North Korea
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll December 13, 2022
North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown
Analysis

North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown

Insurers show small but measurable revenue gains, suggesting the DPRK economy is in better shape than some estimates

North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser November 25, 2022
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