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June 22, 2024
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Imagery reveals North Korea’s deceptions about ‘world’s largest’ greenhouse farm
Analysis

Imagery reveals North Korea’s deceptions about ‘world’s largest’ greenhouse farm

Construction ongoing at Ryonpho despite state media claims to contrary, a month after Kim Jong Un attended grand opening

Imagery reveals North Korea’s deceptions about ‘world’s largest’ greenhouse farm
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko November 14, 2022
Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo
News

Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo

Clothing choices have grown along with foreign media influence, but event shows options still dictated from above

Minions, knockoff Chanel, virtual mirror: North Korea holds women’s fashion expo
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko November 9, 2022
Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show
Analysis

Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show

Exclusive photos show domestic products fill shelves but far fewer luxury goods on display than before the pandemic

Fewer luxuries on sale at North Korea’s Daesong Department Store, photos show
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll November 9, 2022
North Korea’s markets are not a revolutionary force for political change
Analysis

North Korea’s markets are not a revolutionary force for political change

DPRK entrepreneurs are dependent on and captive to state actors, giving them little incentive to challenge the regime

North Korea’s markets are not a revolutionary force for political change
Peter WardPeter Ward November 1, 2022
New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang
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New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang

Exclusive images show South Korean clothes and Japanese electronics on sale in possible violation of UN sanctions

New photos give first look inside renovated Japanese luxury store in Pyongyang
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko October 31, 2022
Why North Korea’s shadow economy is not a solution to reform
Analysis

Why North Korea’s shadow economy is not a solution to reform

Informal economic activity provides key products but has limited growth potential, while even reform is not a cure-all

Why North Korea’s shadow economy is not a solution to reform
Peter WardPeter Ward October 28, 2022
Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258
North Korea News Podcast

Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258

Charles Thirlwall discusses the explosion of international business interest in North Korea at the turn of the century

Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 18, 2022
Seoul’s new sanctions on North Korea change little but set stage for next steps
Analysis

Seoul’s new sanctions on North Korea change little but set stage for next steps

South Korea has array of options to up ante if DPRK conducts nuclear test, though it risks feeding cycle of escalation

Seoul’s new sanctions on North Korea change little but set stage for next steps
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll October 14, 2022
US company fined $115k for sending gift cards, other goods to North Korea
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US company fined $115k for sending gift cards, other goods to North Korea

Treasury says Tango Cards faced nearly $10m in fines, but disclosed the violations and cooperated with authorities

US company fined $115k for sending gift cards, other goods to North Korea
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell October 3, 2022
Why sanctioning Tornado Cash may do little to curtail North Korean cyber crime
Analysis

Why sanctioning Tornado Cash may do little to curtail North Korean cyber crime

By removing human operators, the software-based crypto mixer creates new headaches for authorities and sanctions regime

Why sanctioning Tornado Cash may do little to curtail North Korean cyber crime
Dennis DesmondDennis Desmond September 26, 2022
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