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State media review: North Korea revs up steel production amid construction push
Analysis

State media review: North Korea revs up steel production amid construction push

An in-depth analysis of upgrades to biggest steel mill, parliament plans, ‘drunken goblin’ Yoon Suk-yeol and more

State media review: North Korea revs up steel production amid construction push
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung December 28, 2023
3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023
Analysis

3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023

Data sheds light on the year’s biggest developments, from leader appearances and wig trade to delegation visits and more

3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin December 27, 2023
South Korean city rekindles border Christmas lights that angered North Korea
News

South Korean city rekindles border Christmas lights that angered North Korea

Gimpo turns on holiday display for first time since DPRK called Christmas tree a ‘declaration of war’ nine years ago

South Korean city rekindles border Christmas lights that angered North Korea
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim December 25, 2023
Ask a North Korean: Can children in the DPRK express their creativity?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: Can children in the DPRK express their creativity?

David, who defected in 2012, writes about discovering the joys of self-expression through his work as a YouTuber

Ask a North Korean: Can children in the DPRK express their creativity?
David December 25, 2023
State media review: Young North Koreans gift rocket launchers and buses to state
Analysis

State media review: Young North Koreans gift rocket launchers and buses to state

An in-depth analysis of student forced labor, remembrances of Kim Jong Il, praise for an ICBM launch and more

State media review: Young North Koreans gift rocket launchers and buses to state
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung December 21, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What I learned from visiting a DPRK restaurant abroad
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What I learned from visiting a DPRK restaurant abroad

A defector writes about his surreal meal at a North Korean restaurant in Laos and how it led him to reflect on his life

Ask a North Korean: What I learned from visiting a DPRK restaurant abroad
Joshua Kim December 15, 2023
State media review: North Korea releases white paper on US human rights ‘abuses’
Analysis

State media review: North Korea releases white paper on US human rights ‘abuses’

An in-depth of analysis of a defense of DPRK’s human rights record, a new mask factory and waterway and more

State media review: North Korea releases white paper on US human rights ‘abuses’
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung December 14, 2023
Cry me a river: How North Koreans interpret Kim Jong Un’s tears
Analysis

Cry me a river: How North Koreans interpret Kim Jong Un’s tears

Experts say state media coverage seeks to ‘humanize’ the leader, regardless of whether the tears are genuine or theater

Cry me a river: How North Koreans interpret Kim Jong Un’s tears
Joe SmithJoe Smith December 13, 2023
From Moscow to Pyongyang: North Korea pivots back toward the Soviet side
Columns

From Moscow to Pyongyang: North Korea pivots back toward the Soviet side

The DPRK repaired ties with USSR after cozying up to Beijing, and Moscow provided aid despite distaste for regime

From Moscow to Pyongyang: North Korea pivots back toward the Soviet side
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov December 12, 2023
Famous French actor made obscene remarks about women during North Korea trip
News

Famous French actor made obscene remarks about women during North Korea trip

Footage in new documentary shows Gérard Depardieu directed lewd comments toward DPRK guide and even a child in 2018

Famous French actor made obscene remarks about women during North Korea trip
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll December 8, 2023
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