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The tangled fates of the Koreas and the UN: An NK Pro deep dive

The tangled fates of the Koreas and the UN: An NK Pro deep dive

NK Pro explores the UN’s pivotal role on the peninsula as North and South mark 30 years since becoming full UN members

The tangled fates of the Koreas and the UN: An NK Pro deep dive
James FretwellJames Fretwell September 17, 2021
Kim Jong Un, in naming a successor, follows a similar precedent to Mao

Kim Jong Un, in naming a successor, follows a similar precedent to Mao

North Korea's creation of an immediate deputy to leader resembles China's plan to name a successor for ailing Mao Zedong

Kim Jong Un, in naming a successor, follows a similar precedent to Mao
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser August 12, 2021
What’s in a name? The misleading history of North Korea’s ‘hermit’ label

What’s in a name? The misleading history of North Korea’s ‘hermit’ label

The Hermit Kingdom moniker betrays ignorance of North Korean engagement with the world past and present

What’s in a name? The misleading history of North Korea’s ‘hermit’ label
Michael VarnayMichael Varnay August 9, 2021
Mexico angles to improve ties with DPRK four years after expelling diplomat

Mexico angles to improve ties with DPRK four years after expelling diplomat

Unlikely friendship, tested by nuclear development, gives Mexico a foothold in Asia and North Korea an economic partner

Mexico angles to improve ties with DPRK four years after expelling diplomat
Gabriela BernalGabriela Bernal August 5, 2021
North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

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

North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro August 3, 2021
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
NK ProNK 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
NK ProNK 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
James FretwellJames 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
Min Chao ChoyMin 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
NK ProNK Pro March 3, 2021
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