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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
South Korea to dissolve foundation in charge of inter-Korean industrial park
News

South Korea to dissolve foundation in charge of inter-Korean industrial park

Seoul cites cost of operating foundation and unauthorized North Korean activity at Kaesong complex closed since 2016

South Korea to dissolve foundation in charge of inter-Korean industrial park
Joon Ha ParkJoon Ha Park | Shreyas Reddy January 4, 2024
3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023
Analysis

3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023

Data sheds light on the year’s biggest developments, from leader appearances and wig trade to delegation visits and more

3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin December 27, 2023
Singapore man wanted in US indicted for smuggling oil to North Korea
News

Singapore man wanted in US indicted for smuggling oil to North Korea

Kwek Kee Seng and accomplice face years in Singapore prison for allegedly facilitating shipments of gas oil in 2019

Singapore man wanted in US indicted for smuggling oil to North Korea
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin December 22, 2023
Russian region in Siberia seeks 2,000 North Koreans for construction projects
News

Russian region in Siberia seeks 2,000 North Koreans for construction projects

Novosibirsk Oblast official cites ongoing labor shortages and implies workers could be sent to Russia-occupied Ukraine

Russian region in Siberia seeks 2,000 North Koreans for construction projects
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin December 22, 2023
Hairy business: Wigs once again drive up North Korea-China trade in November
News

Hairy business: Wigs once again drive up North Korea-China trade in November

DPRK continues to import hair to make wigs, while purchasing millions in foodstuffs and selling raw materials

Hairy business: Wigs once again drive up North Korea-China trade in November
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin December 20, 2023
North Korea-China trade spikes to 4-year high as trucks and trains cross daily
News

North Korea-China trade spikes to 4-year high as trucks and trains cross daily

Both imports and exports surge in November as DPRK slowly emerges from extended isolation during pandemic

North Korea-China trade spikes to 4-year high as trucks and trains cross daily
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin December 18, 2023
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