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Why Russia is willing to live with a nuclear North Korea
Analysis

Why Russia is willing to live with a nuclear North Korea

Moscow has pivoted from supporting nonproliferation to undermining US efforts to curtail DPRK weapon programs

Why Russia is willing to live with a nuclear North Korea
Anthony V. RinnaAnthony V. Rinna August 25, 2023
Iron Curtain 2.0: How North Korea has embraced Soviet-style border security
Columns

Iron Curtain 2.0: How North Korea has embraced Soviet-style border security

Kim Jong Un appears determined to stop cross-border movement, and history suggests the DPRK is capable of doing so

Iron Curtain 2.0: How North Korea has embraced Soviet-style border security
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov August 23, 2023
North Korea breaks its silence on Travis King, but leaves his fate up in the air
Analysis

North Korea breaks its silence on Travis King, but leaves his fate up in the air

DPRK uses American soldier’s case to take swipe at US, while suggesting it may wash its hands of ‘intruder’ in the end

North Korea breaks its silence on Travis King, but leaves his fate up in the air
James FretwellJames Fretwell August 16, 2023
A mystery in black and white: The curious case of North Korea’s missing pandas
Features

A mystery in black and white: The curious case of North Korea’s missing pandas

China has gifted more pandas to the DPRK than any other country, but the animal ambassadors haven’t been seen for years

A mystery in black and white: The curious case of North Korea’s missing pandas
Yeji ChungYeji Chung August 11, 2023
Nicaragua and North Korea to open embassies in each others’ capitals: Managua
News

Nicaragua and North Korea to open embassies in each others’ capitals: Managua

Move would elevate ties between anti-US regimes to highest level in decades, though DPRK has yet to confirm plans

Nicaragua and North Korea to open embassies in each others’ capitals: Managua
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy August 10, 2023
Long before Travis King, Panmunjom tours had a history of death and defections
Analysis

Long before Travis King, Panmunjom tours had a history of death and defections

Both North Korea and UN Command use tours to promote their version of history, but sometimes things don’t go to plan

Long before Travis King, Panmunjom tours had a history of death and defections
James FretwellJames Fretwell August 10, 2023
Why North Korea’s partnership with Libya was not built to last
Analysis

Why North Korea’s partnership with Libya was not built to last

Pariah status drew disparate states together, but they pursued nuclear programs with very different goals

Why North Korea’s partnership with Libya was not built to last
Balazs SzalontaiBalazs Szalontai August 8, 2023
How a secret plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader spiraled out of control
Columns

How a secret plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader spiraled out of control

South Korea enlisted criminals to seek revenge for attempt to kill president, only for plan to end in bloodshed in Seoul

How a secret plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader spiraled out of control
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov August 7, 2023
A history of violence: North Korea seeks to curb assault with toothless new law
Analysis

A history of violence: North Korea seeks to curb assault with toothless new law

Creation of anti-battery law points to widespread violence, but light penalties betray authorities’ lenient attitude

A history of violence: North Korea seeks to curb assault with toothless new law
Peter WardPeter Ward August 4, 2023
How a last-ditch attempt to unify Korea cemented an all but permanent division
Analysis

How a last-ditch attempt to unify Korea cemented an all but permanent division

Geneva Conference sought to replace armistice agreement that ended Korean War, but only succeeded in splitting Vietnam

How a last-ditch attempt to unify Korea cemented an all but permanent division
James FretwellJames Fretwell August 1, 2023
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