September 30, 2020

Tag: Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

North Korea’s broken bridges: Photos show typhoon and flood wreckage nationwide

Recent storms cut off dozens of bridges, including those that serve as key transport links in major DPRK cities

Colin Zwirko September 29, 2020

Work on China-DPRK ‘bridge to nowhere’ stops amid new COVID-19 border controls

Pandemic and October holiday preparations may have dashed hopes of New Yalu River Bridge’s projected 2020 opening

Colin Zwirko September 25, 2020

What North Korea can do right now to stave off a full-blown economic crisis

Kim Jong Un is dealing with natural disasters, sanctions and COVID-19 — but there are some solutions to consider

Peter Ward September 18, 2020

How Kim’s call for typhoon help exploits cheap labor and builds political unity

The North Korean leader's call will reveal who is truly loyal to the regime while also providing cheap workers

Christopher Green September 11, 2020

Overfished: Why North Korea leaves behind ‘ghost ships’ and turns a blind eye

The world’s fish supply is in critical danger, and strange economic constraints are making things worse for North Korea

Andrei Lankov September 8, 2020

Flooded homes, factories and streets: The scope of Typhoon Maysak’s damage

Widespread flooding evident across key DPRK city, including near Wonsan-Kalma airport and delayed beach resort project

Colin Zwirko September 4, 2020

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

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

NK Pro September 2, 2020

Why 2020 is Kim Jong Un’s most challenging year yet

Sanctions, border closures, COVID-19 and terrible weather are all snowballing into serious problems for the DPRK

Chad O'Carroll August 31, 2020

Bad omen: How storms, COVID-19 and the US vote will impact inter-Korea relations

Damaging typhoons and the U.S. elections may be an opportunity for Pyongyang and Seoul to connect — or to drift apart

Christopher Green August 27, 2020

North Korea is giving more power to farmers, but not without helping the elite

Major agricultural reforms aim to inspire farmers to produce more food, but not without age-old command and control

Peter Ward August 19, 2020
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