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Timeline: From inter-Korean hotlines to US deputy secretary’s trip to Seoul

Timeline: From inter-Korean hotlines to US deputy secretary’s trip to Seoul

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from July 1 to July 31

Timeline: From inter-Korean hotlines to US deputy secretary’s trip to Seoul
NK ProNK Pro August 3, 2021
North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up

North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up

Disinfection facility at border linked to 'grave' COVID incident sees heavy construction amid reports of 'food crisis'

North Korea eyes China trade restart as COVID-19 import zone activity ramps up
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko July 29, 2021
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
Peter WardPeter 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
Chad O'CarrollChad 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
Chad O'CarrollChad 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
Chad O'CarrollChad 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
Chad O'CarrollChad 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
Peter WardPeter 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
Martin WeiserMartin 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
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko July 9, 2021
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