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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
Timeline: From sharp North Korea-China trade decline to Kim’s sudden weight loss

Timeline: From sharp North Korea-China trade decline to Kim’s sudden weight loss

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from June 1 to June 30

Timeline: From sharp North Korea-China trade decline to Kim’s sudden weight loss
Author Image NK Pro July 2, 2021
Three years on, little for US and North Korea to build on from Singapore deal

Three years on, little for US and North Korea to build on from Singapore deal

The Korean Peninsula is now far further from the ‘peace and prosperity’ promised in 2018

Three years on, little for US and North Korea to build on from Singapore deal
Author Image James Fretwell June 11, 2021
Poachers, guns and statues: North Korea’s ‘hub’ of crime in South Africa

Poachers, guns and statues: North Korea’s ‘hub’ of crime in South Africa

The DPRK’s Pretoria Embassy has been a key source of illicit funds for Pyongyang, say experts

Poachers, guns and statues: North Korea’s ‘hub’ of crime in South Africa
Author Image Min Chao Choy May 5, 2021
North Korea in Feb. 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

An analytical look at the main developments from Feb. 1, 2021 to Feb. 28, 2021

North Korea in Feb. 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro March 3, 2021
Open for business? North Korea can learn a lot from Cuba’s economic reforms

Open for business? North Korea can learn a lot from Cuba’s economic reforms

North Korea has a similar history to Cuba, but has lagged behind since the collapse of European communism in the 1990s

Open for business? North Korea can learn a lot from Cuba’s economic reforms
Author Image Peter Ward February 17, 2021
North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Dec. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020

North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro January 1, 2021
Nine years ago, Kim Jong Un took power. Here’s what changed in 2020. 

Nine years ago, Kim Jong Un took power. Here’s what changed in 2020. 

North Korea underwent several drastic adjustments this year — some of which were state-sponsored, some of which were not

Nine years ago, Kim Jong Un took power. Here’s what changed in 2020. 
Author Image Fyodor Tertitskiy December 17, 2020
North Korea in April 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in April 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead

An analysis of the main developments between April 1 and April 30

North Korea in April 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro May 4, 2020
Some anti-U.S. education in North Korea persists, despite diplomatic détente

Some anti-U.S. education in North Korea persists, despite diplomatic détente

Satellite imagery and state media reveal regular visits to American atrocity-focused museums continue

Some anti-U.S. education in North Korea persists, despite diplomatic détente
Author Image Colin Zwirko August 14, 2019
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