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From Moscow to Pyongyang: How North Korea broke with Soviets and embraced China
Columns

From Moscow to Pyongyang: How North Korea broke with Soviets and embraced China

The DPRK used the Korean War to start playing its allies off each other, a strategy it still employs to this day

From Moscow to Pyongyang: How North Korea broke with Soviets and embraced China
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov November 29, 2023
North Korea’s election reforms are not the first time voters have had a choice
Analysis

North Korea’s election reforms are not the first time voters have had a choice

Single-candidate polls are the norm, but past examples of competitive elections provide precedent for making changes

North Korea’s election reforms are not the first time voters have had a choice
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser November 24, 2023
From Moscow to Pyongyang: The birth of North Korea under Soviet control
Columns

From Moscow to Pyongyang: The birth of North Korea under Soviet control

A new NK News series explores the history of bilateral ties and what it says about DPRK’s partnership with Russia today

From Moscow to Pyongyang: The birth of North Korea under Soviet control
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov November 17, 2023
The US must not restation nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula
Opinion

The US must not restation nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula

Deploying nukes in South Korea doesn’t help deter North Korea and would invite responses that undermine US-ROK alliance

The US must not restation nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula
Steve TharpSteve Tharp November 16, 2023
White Juche: How North Korea captured the imagination of the global far right
Analysis

White Juche: How North Korea captured the imagination of the global far right

White nationalists and neo-Nazis have held up DPRK as model of racial purity and autarky, despite its Marxist trappings

White Juche: How North Korea captured the imagination of the global far right
Benjamin R. YoungBenjamin R. Young November 13, 2023
Pyongyang pilots: When North Korean jets dueled with Israel in skies over Egypt
Features

Pyongyang pilots: When North Korean jets dueled with Israel in skies over Egypt

DPRK opportunistically sent troops ahead of Yom Kippur War, and it may be willing to get involved in Middle East again

Pyongyang pilots: When North Korean jets dueled with Israel in skies over Egypt
James FretwellJames Fretwell November 10, 2023
South Korea needs open discourse on North Korea — even when contentious
Opinion

South Korea needs open discourse on North Korea — even when contentious

Efforts to criminalize non-official narratives stifle free debate essential to understand DPRK and threats it poses

South Korea needs open discourse on North Korea — even when contentious
Joseph YiJoseph Yi November 8, 2023
How North Korea recruited overseas Koreans to kidnap Japanese citizens
Features

How North Korea recruited overseas Koreans to kidnap Japanese citizens

Kim Kil Uk died without facing charges in Japan, and his case shows how Pyongyang used threats to get its way

How North Korea recruited overseas Koreans to kidnap Japanese citizens
James FretwellJames Fretwell November 6, 2023
The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313
North Korea News Podcast

The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313

Victor Cha and Ramon Pachero Pardo discuss their new book and share anecdotes from their time on the peninsula

The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 1, 2023
Aid worker recalls fight to get food to North Koreans in time of greatest need
Features

Aid worker recalls fight to get food to North Koreans in time of greatest need

Christy Gavitt says aid helped vulnerable and built goodwill during 90s famine, despite heavy controls on relief work

Aid worker recalls fight to get food to North Koreans in time of greatest need
James FretwellJames Fretwell October 31, 2023
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