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Blurred lines: Inside North Korea’s messy business ecosystem
Analysis

Blurred lines: Inside North Korea’s messy business ecosystem

Both state power and market forces shape the DPRK economy in ways that are only now coming into focus

Blurred lines: Inside North Korea’s messy business ecosystem
Peter WardPeter Ward February 15, 2023
Kim Jong Un’s elite photographers spare no expense to get the best shot
Analysis

Kim Jong Un’s elite photographers spare no expense to get the best shot

Leader’s news team uses expensive and potentially sanctioned hardware, while taking pains to conceal digital footprints

Kim Jong Un’s elite photographers spare no expense to get the best shot
Ángel GarcíaÁngel García February 8, 2023
Why North Korea is the ultimate sucker bet for would-be investors
Analysis

Why North Korea is the ultimate sucker bet for would-be investors

Cheap labor and proximity to China are not enough to make DPRK preferable to alternatives like Vietnam and Indonesia

Why North Korea is the ultimate sucker bet for would-be investors
Peter WardPeter Ward February 6, 2023
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
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