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

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

An analytical look at the main developments from May 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021

North Korea in May 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro June 3, 2021
Why Moon’s economic outreach to North Korea didn’t and won’t work

Why Moon’s economic outreach to North Korea didn’t and won’t work

While sanctions are the elephant in the room, Pyongyang is at least as much to blame

Why Moon’s economic outreach to North Korea didn’t and won’t work
Edward HowellEdward Howell June 2, 2021
China-North Korea trade resumes, but it appears less sustainable than ever

China-North Korea trade resumes, but it appears less sustainable than ever

A rapid rise in exports raises questions about how North Korea is financing trade with China

China-North Korea trade resumes, but it appears less sustainable than ever
John PetrushkaJohn Petrushka June 1, 2021
Timeline: From US-ROK summit to child mine workers

Timeline: From US-ROK summit to child mine workers

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

Timeline: From US-ROK summit to child mine workers
NK ProNK Pro May 31, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s private ‘floating amusement park’ appears headed for Wonsan villa

Kim Jong Un’s private ‘floating amusement park’ appears headed for Wonsan villa

Luxury yacht has in the past been good indicator of North Korean leader’s whereabouts

Kim Jong Un’s private ‘floating amusement park’ appears headed for Wonsan villa
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 25, 2021
New DPRK border security and infrastructure revealed by satellite imagery

New DPRK border security and infrastructure revealed by satellite imagery

On border with China, North Korea’s Sinuiju recently enhanced security but also accelerated work to restart trade

New DPRK border security and infrastructure revealed by satellite imagery
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 18, 2021
North Korea continues to claw back control from the private economy

North Korea continues to claw back control from the private economy

After flirting with reformism, Kim Jong Un appears eager to return to central planning

North Korea continues to claw back control from the private economy
Peter WardPeter Ward May 17, 2021
New activity at Kim Jong Un’s private beach may signal visit to east coast

New activity at Kim Jong Un’s private beach may signal visit to east coast

A military submarine base up the coast in Sinpho also saw renewed activity this week

New activity at Kim Jong Un’s private beach may signal visit to east coast
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 11, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s battle with teen spirit, foreign media and bureaucracy goes public

Kim Jong Un’s battle with teen spirit, foreign media and bureaucracy goes public

Kim is no longer airing out his social concerns to just his close cadres or the party faithful

Kim Jong Un’s battle with teen spirit, foreign media and bureaucracy goes public
Peter WardPeter Ward May 4, 2021
North Korea in April 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

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

North Korea in April 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro May 3, 2021
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