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North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year
News

North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year

UN data shows huge uptick in Russia’s exports of refined petroleum, though volume still lags behind pre-pandemic levels

North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin January 31, 2024
North Korean insurance companies release data pointing to growth in economy
Analysis

North Korean insurance companies release data pointing to growth in economy

Three of DPRK’s four smaller insurers showed significant growth, highlighting changes to regime’s taxation approach

North Korean insurance companies release data pointing to growth in economy
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser January 29, 2024
Fertilizer chemical tops North Korea’s imports from China in December
News

Fertilizer chemical tops North Korea’s imports from China in December

Expert says DPRK has long lacked fertilizer for farming and likely purchased chemical with recent ‘additional revenues’

Fertilizer chemical tops North Korea’s imports from China in December
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin January 22, 2024
North Korean trade with China doubles in 2023 to highest since pandemic began
News

North Korean trade with China doubles in 2023 to highest since pandemic began

Official figures show trade has nearly recovered to 2019 levels as DPRK projects confidence in economic direction

North Korean trade with China doubles in 2023 to highest since pandemic began
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin January 18, 2024
Dutch firm organizing North Korea trip for foreign journalists in April
News

Dutch firm organizing North Korea trip for foreign journalists in April

GPI Consultancy says DPRK partners requested it start preparing for what could be first press mission in years

Dutch firm organizing North Korea trip for foreign journalists in April
Joe SmithJoe Smith January 17, 2024
No North Korean activity at Kaesong zone after signs of life last year: Photos
News

No North Korean activity at Kaesong zone after signs of life last year: Photos

Images from border suggest sharp decline in activity from summer, after Seoul accused DPRK of operating 30 factories

No North Korean activity at Kaesong zone after signs of life last year: Photos
Joe SmithJoe Smith January 16, 2024
First tour to North Korea already at capacity, Russian travel firm says
News

First tour to North Korea already at capacity, Russian travel firm says

Over 100 people have reportedly signed up for tour organized with Far East region in effort to promote travel to DPRK

First tour to North Korea already at capacity, Russian travel firm says
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin January 16, 2024
Interview: Former head of Kaesong group still hopes for inter-Korean cooperation
Interviews

Interview: Former head of Kaesong group still hopes for inter-Korean cooperation

As tensions rise, Kim Jin-hyang recalls positive exchanges between North and South Koreans at Kaesong Industrial Complex

Interview: Former head of Kaesong group still hopes for inter-Korean cooperation
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Shreyas Reddy January 15, 2024
From Moscow to Pyongyang: How Russia’s anger toward West drove it to North Korea
Columns

From Moscow to Pyongyang: How Russia’s anger toward West drove it to North Korea

Russia began to reengage the DPRK around turn of millennium, but decades of effort have only recently born fruit

From Moscow to Pyongyang: How Russia’s anger toward West drove it to North Korea
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov January 12, 2024
Predicting 2024: Why the writing is on the wall for an inter-Korean border clash
Analysis

Predicting 2024: Why the writing is on the wall for an inter-Korean border clash

In first of two-part series, NK Pro forecasts the biggest North Korea developments in the year ahead

Predicting 2024: Why the writing is on the wall for an inter-Korean border clash
NK ProNK Pro January 10, 2024
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