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NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea

NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea

Former North Korea aid worker, travel guide weigh in on major risks in the event of a nationwide crisis

NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 23, 2021
North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from June 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021

North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro July 2, 2021
Why Kim Jong Un is skipping public appearances amid health concerns

Why Kim Jong Un is skipping public appearances amid health concerns

North Korean leader may be taking COVID-19 precautions more seriously, or signaling a new tradition change

Why Kim Jong Un is skipping public appearances amid health concerns
Author Image Colin Zwirko June 29, 2021
Poster of nuke attack on US still on display slips past North Korean censors

Poster of nuke attack on US still on display slips past North Korean censors

State media has sought to hide anti-U.S. propaganda since relations improved in 2018

Poster of nuke attack on US still on display slips past North Korean censors
Author Image Colin Zwirko June 17, 2021
North Korea in May 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in May 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021

North Korea in May 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro June 3, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s battle with teen spirit, foreign media and bureaucracy goes public

Kim Jong Un’s battle with teen spirit, foreign media and bureaucracy goes public

Kim is no longer airing out his social concerns to just his close cadres or the party faithful

Kim Jong Un’s battle with teen spirit, foreign media and bureaucracy goes public
Author Image Peter Ward May 4, 2021
North Korea in April 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in April 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from April 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021

North Korea in April 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro May 3, 2021
What we lost with North Korea’s dwindled expat population: A diplomat’s account

What we lost with North Korea’s dwindled expat population: A diplomat’s account

Ambassador Thomas Schäfer recalls what he learned from his firsthand experiences in the DPRK

What we lost with North Korea’s dwindled expat population: A diplomat’s account
Author Image Thomas Schäfer April 28, 2021
Gold, silver and sapphire? North Korea markets sanctioned sculptures and jewelry

Gold, silver and sapphire? North Korea markets sanctioned sculptures and jewelry

The country’s latest Foreign Trade magazine touts artwork from a studio sanctioned by the US and UN

Gold, silver and sapphire? North Korea markets sanctioned sculptures and jewelry
Author Image Chad O'Carroll April 14, 2021
North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess

North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un gave a speech to party cell secretaries last week at a special conference

North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess
Author Image Peter Ward April 13, 2021
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