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Strange structure appears in Pyongyang as North Korea preps for military parade
Analysis

Strange structure appears in Pyongyang as North Korea preps for military parade

Installation near Arch of Triumph may be for staging new weapons, while firework tubes point to nighttime event

Strange structure appears in Pyongyang as North Korea preps for military parade
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko July 24, 2023
Settling in Seoul: The movies and books that influenced a North Korean escapee
Ask A North Korean

Settling in Seoul: The movies and books that influenced a North Korean escapee

The Kim regime heavily restricts artists, but South Korean culture shines a light on what the Koreas share in common

Settling in Seoul: The movies and books that influenced a North Korean escapee
Sersong Han July 21, 2023
State media review: North Korea hypes ‘victory’ over US ahead of major holiday
Analysis

State media review: North Korea hypes ‘victory’ over US ahead of major holiday

An in-depth review of preparations for Korean War anniversary, extreme weather, a travelog bashing Buddhism and more

State media review: North Korea hypes ‘victory’ over US ahead of major holiday
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung July 20, 2023
Why North Korean films depict foreigners as ditsy Kim family worshipers
Features

Why North Korean films depict foreigners as ditsy Kim family worshipers

State narratives twist history to avoid glorifying outsiders, portraying even Soviet heroes as dependent on DPRK peers

Why North Korean films depict foreigners as ditsy Kim family worshipers
Tatiana GabroussenkoTatiana Gabroussenko July 17, 2023
Ask a North Korean: Are alcoholism and drunk driving major problems in the DPRK?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: Are alcoholism and drunk driving major problems in the DPRK?

The regime treats drinking as a ‘political cancer,’ but alcohol is the only way for many to escape their harsh reality

Ask a North Korean: Are alcoholism and drunk driving major problems in the DPRK?
Joshua Kim July 14, 2023
State media review: Heavy rains hit North Korea’s agricultural heartland
Analysis

State media review: Heavy rains hit North Korea’s agricultural heartland

An in-depth review of disaster mitigation, celebrations for a China-DPRK defense treaty, mask-wearing trends and more

State media review: Heavy rains hit North Korea’s agricultural heartland
North Korea reveals new smartphones, as Kim Jong Un uses likely Chinese model
News

North Korea reveals new smartphones, as Kim Jong Un uses likely Chinese model

NK News analysis suggests DPRK brands are importing components for devices, in apparent sanctions violation by Beijing

North Korea reveals new smartphones, as Kim Jong Un uses likely Chinese model
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko July 13, 2023
Tuning into mystery: Border trip uncovers obscure TV broadcast into North Korea
Investigations

Tuning into mystery: Border trip uncovers obscure TV broadcast into North Korea

Receivers can pick up South Korean programs that air on rare frequency, part of apparent effort to get info into DPRK

Tuning into mystery: Border trip uncovers obscure TV broadcast into North Korea
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll July 13, 2023
North Korean threats over US planes, DPRK internet access and more – Ep. 297
North Korea News Podcast

North Korean threats over US planes, DPRK internet access and more – Ep. 297

Bada Nam discusses why North Koreans are digital ‘hostages’ and how even elites have a hard time surfing the web

North Korean threats over US planes, DPRK internet access and more – Ep. 297
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News July 12, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What did state propaganda teach you about love?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What did state propaganda teach you about love?

While praising sacrificial love between comrades, schools discourage romance and treat it as taboo

Ask a North Korean: What did state propaganda teach you about love?
Rose July 7, 2023