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State media review: North Korea dubs Yoon ‘diplomatic idiot’ over Russia remarks
Analysis

State media review: North Korea dubs Yoon ‘diplomatic idiot’ over Russia remarks

An in-depth analysis of criticism of Yoon’s UN speech, Chongryon at Asian Games, fall harvest progress and more

State media review: North Korea dubs Yoon ‘diplomatic idiot’ over Russia remarks
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung September 28, 2023
Kim Jong Un stresses ‘exponential’ nuke production at parliamentary session
News

Kim Jong Un stresses ‘exponential’ nuke production at parliamentary session

North Korean Supreme People’s Assembly also adds language on nuclear weapons status to constitution, passes new laws

Kim Jong Un stresses ‘exponential’ nuke production at parliamentary session
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko September 28, 2023
Fur hats and limo talks: Behind the scenes of Russian efforts to wow Kim Jong Un
Features

Fur hats and limo talks: Behind the scenes of Russian efforts to wow Kim Jong Un

Moscow pulled out all the stops for North Korean leader, using flattery and gifts to bolster ties and send signals

Fur hats and limo talks: Behind the scenes of Russian efforts to wow Kim Jong Un
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin September 25, 2023
Stranger than fiction: When North Korea kidnapped movie stars for Kim Jong Il
Features

Stranger than fiction: When North Korea kidnapped movie stars for Kim Jong Il

Abduction of famed South Korean director and starlet ex-wife is testament to how far regime will go to get what it wants

Stranger than fiction: When North Korea kidnapped movie stars for Kim Jong Il
Oliver JiaOliver Jia September 25, 2023
State media review: Kim Jong Un ramps up personality cult with new mosaic mural
Analysis

State media review: Kim Jong Un ramps up personality cult with new mosaic mural

An in-depth analysis of hagiographic artwork, new documentary on Kim’s Russia trip and legal changes to fix food issues

State media review: Kim Jong Un ramps up personality cult with new mosaic mural
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung September 21, 2023
Settling in Seoul: What a North Korean escapee thinks of South Korean politics
Ask A North Korean

Settling in Seoul: What a North Korean escapee thinks of South Korean politics

DPRK’s ‘revolutionary’ politics left no room for choice, but ROK’s democratic system can be bewildering for defectors

Settling in Seoul: What a North Korean escapee thinks of South Korean politics
Rose September 21, 2023
North Korean kids show airs graphic rabbit killing to slam ‘American bastards’
News

North Korean kids show airs graphic rabbit killing to slam ‘American bastards’

‘Grandfather’s Old Tales’ casts US as the ‘imperialist wolf’ that devours live animal in bloody propaganda scene

North Korean kids show airs graphic rabbit killing to slam ‘American bastards’
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung | Shreyas Reddy September 18, 2023
North Korea’s foreign minister totes $10K ostrich-leather Gucci bag in Russia
News

North Korea’s foreign minister totes $10K ostrich-leather Gucci bag in Russia

Leader’s sister also carried Dior bag during Kim Jong Un’s trip, despite regime’s criticism of ‘bourgeois culture’

North Korea’s foreign minister totes $10K ostrich-leather Gucci bag in Russia
Joe SmithJoe Smith September 18, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What do socialism and capitalism mean to you?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What do socialism and capitalism mean to you?

A defector shares what DPRK taught him about equality and how living in South Korea has shaped his views on capitalism

Ask a North Korean: What do socialism and capitalism mean to you?
David September 15, 2023
North Koreans should display nuclear missile trinkets on desks, state media says
Analysis

North Koreans should display nuclear missile trinkets on desks, state media says

Citizens also expected to wear more pieces of patriotic flair as state pushes displays of loyalty to authorities

North Koreans should display nuclear missile trinkets on desks, state media says
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko September 15, 2023
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