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What the UN’s role in North Korea will look like going forward – Ep. 332
North Korea News Podcast

What the UN’s role in North Korea will look like going forward – Ep. 332

Former UN resident coordinator Frode Mauring discusses dealing with the DPRK during the pandemic and what comes next

What the UN’s role in North Korea will look like going forward – Ep. 332
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News March 6, 2024
New film champions ROK’s first president, and his hardline stance on North Korea
Analysis

New film champions ROK’s first president, and his hardline stance on North Korea

‘Birth of Korea’ offers revisionist take of Rhee Syngman, winning conservative fans but misconstruing history

New film champions ROK’s first president, and his hardline stance on North Korea
Gabriela BernalGabriela Bernal March 5, 2024
North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
Analysis

North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from February 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024

North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro March 1, 2024
Five years after Hanoi, Trump’s still keen on a nuclear deal with North Korea
Analysis

Five years after Hanoi, Trump’s still keen on a nuclear deal with North Korea

Former president seems determined to rekindle friendship with Kim Jong Un, and he could make enticing offer if reelected

Five years after Hanoi, Trump’s still keen on a nuclear deal with North Korea
James FretwellJames Fretwell February 28, 2024
How great power competition is shaping North Korea’s grand strategy
Analysis

How great power competition is shaping North Korea’s grand strategy

Rejection of unification and foreign policy changes reflect DPRK’s effort to find new way forward amid US-China rivalry

How great power competition is shaping North Korea’s grand strategy
Marialaura De AngelisMarialaura De Angelis February 27, 2024
By forsaking unification, North Korea also abandoned the South’s radical left
Columns

By forsaking unification, North Korea also abandoned the South’s radical left

Policy change has stunned pro-DPRK groups in South Korea, which have long viewed regime as champion of national unity

By forsaking unification, North Korea also abandoned the South’s radical left
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov February 26, 2024
Why talks on North Korea’s nuclear program still can’t get off the ground
Analysis

Why talks on North Korea’s nuclear program still can’t get off the ground

Conflicting party goals and stable status quo have long undermined negotiations, though arms control holds promise

Why talks on North Korea’s nuclear program still can’t get off the ground
Su-Mi LeeSu-Mi Lee February 26, 2024
A dubious history undergirds claims that North Korea has resolved to go to war
Opinion

A dubious history undergirds claims that North Korea has resolved to go to war

Narrative that US failed to respond to DPRK efforts to normalize ties distorts the picture of Kim Jong Un’s intentions

A dubious history undergirds claims that North Korea has resolved to go to war
Rob YorkRob York February 23, 2024
Cuba’s move to establish ties with Seoul betrays North Korea’s economic weakness
Analysis

Cuba’s move to establish ties with Seoul betrays North Korea’s economic weakness

Pyongyang is likely fuming over perceived disloyalty of longtime ally, but bilateral ties have been marginal for years

Cuba’s move to establish ties with Seoul betrays North Korea’s economic weakness
Benjamin R. YoungBenjamin R. Young February 22, 2024
Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea
Opinion

Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea

‘North Korea’s Mundane Revolution’ draws heavily on DPRK publications but ultimately has limited appeal beyond academia

Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea
Stephen MercadoStephen Mercado February 20, 2024
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