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Kim Jong Un’s daughter rocks Gucci shades despite crackdown on bourgeois culture
News

Kim Jong Un’s daughter rocks Gucci shades despite crackdown on bourgeois culture

Expert says luxury brands are status symbol for North Korean elite but that sanctions likely limit import of new lines

Kim Jong Un’s daughter rocks Gucci shades despite crackdown on bourgeois culture
Joe SmithJoe Smith December 1, 2023
Pyongyang’s playbook: How North Korea turned sports into tool for regime control
Analysis

Pyongyang’s playbook: How North Korea turned sports into tool for regime control

DPRK’s athletic success is product of decades of effort to assert state power and boost military readiness through sport

Pyongyang’s playbook: How North Korea turned sports into tool for regime control
Yong Ja HongYong Ja Hong December 1, 2023
North Korea’s post-reform elections looked a lot like those that came before
Analysis

North Korea’s post-reform elections looked a lot like those that came before

State media again reported near 100% turnout but acknowledged votes against chosen candidates for first time in decades

North Korea’s post-reform elections looked a lot like those that came before
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser November 30, 2023
State media review: North Korea faults ‘puppets’ for collapse of military deal
Analysis

State media review: North Korea faults ‘puppets’ for collapse of military deal

An in-depth analysis of the CMA blame game, no-choice elections, praise for DPRK’s new satellite and more

State media review: North Korea faults ‘puppets’ for collapse of military deal
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung November 30, 2023
Kim Jong Un visits machine factory on east coast, votes in local election
News

Kim Jong Un visits machine factory on east coast, votes in local election

State media says North Korean leader lauds self-reliance while casting ballot in local elections in Hamhung

Kim Jong Un visits machine factory on east coast, votes in local election
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko November 27, 2023
Filming treacherous defections from North Korea – Ep. 316
North Korea News Podcast

Filming treacherous defections from North Korea – Ep. 316

Sue Mi Terry discusses her documentary ‘Beyond Utopia’ and the underground networks that help people escape the DPRK

Filming treacherous defections from North Korea – Ep. 316
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 22, 2023
Asian Games organizers fined $500K for allowing North Korean flag at competition
News

Asian Games organizers fined $500K for allowing North Korean flag at competition

Anti-doping body banned use of flag after DPRK athletes failed to undergo steroid testing during pandemic

Asian Games organizers fined $500K for allowing North Korean flag at competition
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy November 20, 2023
North Korean soccer star reappears after vanishing from competition 3 years ago
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North Korean soccer star reappears after vanishing from competition 3 years ago

Han Kwang Song starts in World Cup qualifier vs. Syria, after sanctions derailed his career with Qatari club

North Korean soccer star reappears after vanishing from competition 3 years ago
Joe SmithJoe Smith November 17, 2023
State media review: North Korea touts new law on disability rights
Analysis

State media review: North Korea touts new law on disability rights

An in-depth analysis of how DPRK treats people with disabilities, arms sales counter claims, criticism of G7 and more

State media review: North Korea touts new law on disability rights
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung | Shreyas Reddy November 16, 2023
North Korea boasts of successful kids camp project despite 14-year delay
Analysis

North Korea boasts of successful kids camp project despite 14-year delay

State media credits Kim Jong Un but ignores drawn out construction, likely due to chronic shortages and mismanagement

North Korea boasts of successful kids camp project despite 14-year delay
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko November 14, 2023
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