February 05, 2023
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North Korea in January 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
Month in Review

North Korea in January 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from January 1, 2023 to January 31, 2023

North Korea in January 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro February 3, 2023
North Korea enacts new laws on ‘state secrets,’ child prodigies and loan debts
News

North Korea enacts new laws on ‘state secrets,’ child prodigies and loan debts

New loan law may stop private investors from recouping losses caused by sanctions and COVID controls, expert says

North Korea enacts new laws on ‘state secrets,’ child prodigies and loan debts
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko February 3, 2023
State media review: North Korea orders young ‘volunteers’ to construction sites
Analysis

State media review: North Korea orders young ‘volunteers’ to construction sites

An in-depth analysis of youth mobilization, forced grain donation, criticism of the UN Command and more

State media review: North Korea orders young ‘volunteers’ to construction sites
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung February 2, 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
North Korean leaders’ unique gifts: From a signed basketball to stuffed turtle
Features

North Korean leaders’ unique gifts: From a signed basketball to stuffed turtle

A new propaganda book showcases never-before-seen items that offer a window into DPRK’s relations with outside world

North Korean leaders’ unique gifts: From a signed basketball to stuffed turtle
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll January 31, 2023
Why North Korea mistrusts but depends on its foreign-educated elite
Columns

Why North Korea mistrusts but depends on its foreign-educated elite

Pyongyang regards most who study abroad as Manchurian candidates that are fundamentally disloyal to the Kims

Why North Korea mistrusts but depends on its foreign-educated elite
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov January 30, 2023
Pyongyang streets empty but civilians still training for military parade: Images
Analysis

Pyongyang streets empty but civilians still training for military parade: Images

Kim Jong Un appears to put millions under lockdown to ensure success of upcoming propaganda event

Pyongyang streets empty but civilians still training for military parade: Images
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko January 29, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of foreign countries?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of foreign countries?

Schools teach very little about the outside world as Kim regime focuses on nurturing pride for the DPRK above all

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think of foreign countries?
JinJin January 27, 2023
State media review: North Korea celebrates Cold War capture of US ship
Analysis

State media review: North Korea celebrates Cold War capture of US ship

An in-depth analysis of the USS Pueblo crisis, Kim Jong Un’s two favorite schools, Lunar New Year festivities and more

State media review: North Korea celebrates Cold War capture of US ship
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung January 26, 2023
From Kim Jong Il’s jokes to cold noodles: The best books for sale in North Korea
Opinion

From Kim Jong Il’s jokes to cold noodles: The best books for sale in North Korea

Propaganda predominates at Pyongyang’s foreign language bookstore, but some works offer a revealing look at the country

From Kim Jong Il’s jokes to cold noodles: The best books for sale in North Korea
Gareth JohnsonGareth Johnson January 24, 2023
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