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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
Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center
Analysis

Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center

Imagery shows new construction project outside Pyongyang that may be housing for munition workers or greenhouse farm

Sprawling worker camp appears near North Korea’s military nerve center
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko February 1, 2023
Behind the curtain: A photo journey through rural North Korea during COVID
News

Behind the curtain: A photo journey through rural North Korea during COVID

Exclusive images offer one of first looks at countryside since 2020, showing virus controls, inactive factories and more

Behind the curtain: A photo journey through rural North Korea during COVID
NK ProNK Pro February 1, 2023
Panic-buying reported in Pyongyang amid rumors of new lockdown order
COVID-19

Panic-buying reported in Pyongyang amid rumors of new lockdown order

Source in capital also reports more temperature checks at stores, though officials have not announced new virus controls

Panic-buying reported in Pyongyang amid rumors of new lockdown order
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko January 24, 2023
Russia says it shipped grain to North Korea, but doesn’t say how much
News

Russia says it shipped grain to North Korea, but doesn’t say how much

Primorsky Krai border region lists DPRK among buyers of grain products, as Pyongyang signals continuing food problems

Russia says it shipped grain to North Korea, but doesn’t say how much
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer January 23, 2023
North Korea cracks down on speech with new law to counter foreign influence
News

North Korea cracks down on speech with new law to counter foreign influence

Rubber-stamp parliament meets for budget talks, but glowing state media report on economy thin on monetary specifics

North Korea cracks down on speech with new law to counter foreign influence
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko January 19, 2023
<thrive_headline click tho-post-2201540 tho-test-1>Stable genius? Kim Jong Un pushes secret military horse program</thrive_headline>
Analysis

Stable genius? Kim Jong Un pushes secret military horse program

NK Pro analysis shows North Korea rapidly built at least 12 horse tracks at army bases, for reasons that remain unclear

<thrive_headline click tho-post-2201540 tho-test-1>Stable genius? Kim Jong Un pushes secret military horse program</thrive_headline>
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko January 18, 2023
How the Chinese economy is becoming more and more like North Korea’s
Analysis

How the Chinese economy is becoming more and more like North Korea’s

As Beijing turns less capitalist and market-friendly, it grows more unlikely the DPRK will embrace true economic reforms

How the Chinese economy is becoming more and more like North Korea’s
Peter WardPeter Ward January 16, 2023
North Korea’s ambitious rural housing project off to slow start: Analysis
Analysis

North Korea’s ambitious rural housing project off to slow start: Analysis

Only a few thousand new homes appeared across the country last year as state media stays coy about construction targets

North Korea’s ambitious rural housing project off to slow start: Analysis
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko January 11, 2023
New North Korean propaganda posters focus on economy over missiles
News

New North Korean propaganda posters focus on economy over missiles

Despite recent call for increased weapons production, new art and slogans emphasize sectors like farming and fishing

New North Korean propaganda posters focus on economy over missiles
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko January 9, 2023
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