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North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth

North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth

Officials aimed for 79% growth in some sectors, but the country’s own data shows it fell far short of this goal

North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth
Author Image Peter Ward July 23, 2021
Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea

Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea

Poor infrastructure is a potential obstacle to humanitarian work, but the country's people could contribute in a crisis

Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea
Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online

North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online

Glocom Corp’s website offerings have increased in 2021 despite U.N. sanctions pressure

North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online
Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Problems in electricity, fuel supply, poor roads and antiquated vehicles could complicate future humanitarian operations

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 20, 2021
How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster

How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster

Problems in water supply, food security, health care and agriculture could complicate future humanitarian operations

How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster
Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 19, 2021
North Korean documents suggest economy worse off than previously known

North Korean documents suggest economy worse off than previously known

DPRK’s Five-year Economic Strategy suggests country never fully recovered from ‘90s collapse, population has declined

North Korean documents suggest economy worse off than previously known
Author Image Peter Ward July 15, 2021
Changes to North Korea’s military leadership on display during mausoleum visit

Changes to North Korea’s military leadership on display during mausoleum visit

Kim Jong Un’s visit to Kumsusan last week showcased changes suggesting military’s role in 'grave' COVID-19 incident

Changes to North Korea’s military leadership on display during mausoleum visit
Author Image Martin Weiser July 12, 2021
‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect

‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect

Typhoons wrecked ore-rich Komdok region in past decade, but now satellite imagery reveals major construction in progress

‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect
Author Image Colin Zwirko July 9, 2021
Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports

Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports

Two inbound shipments of possible humanitarian aid detected in May and June 2021 satellite imagery

Amid North Korean food ‘crisis,’ signs of possible humanitarian aid imports
North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from June 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021

North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro July 2, 2021
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