February 05, 2023
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Book review: The Korean War and the birth of modern American espionage
Opinion

Book review: The Korean War and the birth of modern American espionage

‘Agents of Subversion’ reveals how the conflict provided a shot in the arm for a fledgling agency called the CIA

Book review: The Korean War and the birth of modern American espionage
Oliver JiaOliver Jia February 3, 2023
South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons
Analysis

South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons

North Korean threats and anxiety about US extended deterrence have led ROK to flirt with developing nukes since 1970s

South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons
James FretwellJames Fretwell February 1, 2023
Why North Korea mistrusts but depends on its foreign-educated elite
Columns

Why North Korea mistrusts but depends on its foreign-educated elite

Pyongyang regards most who study abroad as Manchurian candidates that are fundamentally disloyal to the Kims

Why North Korea mistrusts but depends on its foreign-educated elite
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov January 30, 2023
Inside the shadowy team of elite North Korean photographers covering Kim Jong Un
Analysis

Inside the shadowy team of elite North Korean photographers covering Kim Jong Un

NK Pro analysis suggests the Political News Team enjoys unmatched access to the leadership going back decades

Inside the shadowy team of elite North Korean photographers covering Kim Jong Un
Ángel GarcíaÁngel García January 25, 2023
A kinder, gentler North Korea? How the DPRK’s popular culture embraced humanism
Analysis

A kinder, gentler North Korea? How the DPRK’s popular culture embraced humanism

Amid unprecedented hardships, several films and dramas promoted a surprising spirit of acceptance and forgiveness

A kinder, gentler North Korea? How the DPRK’s popular culture embraced humanism
Tatiana GabroussenkoTatiana Gabroussenko January 23, 2023
North Korean military parade to celebrate Feb. 8 army anniversary: Imagery
News

North Korean military parade to celebrate Feb. 8 army anniversary: Imagery

Marchers form numbers ‘75’ and ‘2.8’ during training, appearing to confirm event on army anniversary

North Korean military parade to celebrate Feb. 8 army anniversary: Imagery
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko January 23, 2023
How the Czech Republic positions itself between hawks and doves on North Korea
Analysis

How the Czech Republic positions itself between hawks and doves on North Korea

Prague both condemns the DPRK’s nukes and embraces cultural exchanges, setting itself up for engagement with Pyongyang

How the Czech Republic positions itself between hawks and doves on North Korea
Tereza NovotnaTereza Novotna January 20, 2023
What the titles of Kim Jong Un’s daughter reveal about his succession plans
Analysis

What the titles of Kim Jong Un’s daughter reveal about his succession plans

Descriptors like ‘beloved’ and ‘noble’ tie girl to Kim Jong Il, though this doesn’t guarantee she’s heir to the throne

What the titles of Kim Jong Un’s daughter reveal about his succession plans
Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor Tertitskiy January 18, 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
The defector who snuck into North Korea to save his mother – Ep. 271
North Korea News Podcast

The defector who snuck into North Korea to save his mother – Ep. 271

Reporter Michelle Ye Hee Lee discusses the story of Kim Kang-woo and the dangers and heartbreak of escaping the DPRK

The defector who snuck into North Korea to save his mother – Ep. 271
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 17, 2023
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