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NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea

NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea

Former North Korea aid worker, travel guide weigh in on major risks in the event of a nationwide crisis

NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 23, 2021
No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world

No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world

Circumstances in the DPRK are dire, and lack of new arrivals cuts off key information source

No more defectors? What the drop in numbers means for North Korea and the world
Author Image James Fretwell July 22, 2021
Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea

Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea

Poor infrastructure is a potential obstacle to humanitarian work, but the country's people could contribute in a crisis

Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea
Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Problems in electricity, fuel supply, poor roads and antiquated vehicles could complicate future humanitarian operations

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 20, 2021
How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster

How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster

Problems in water supply, food security, health care and agriculture could complicate future humanitarian operations

How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster
Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 19, 2021
North Korean documents suggest economy worse off than previously known

North Korean documents suggest economy worse off than previously known

DPRK’s Five-year Economic Strategy suggests country never fully recovered from ‘90s collapse, population has declined

North Korean documents suggest economy worse off than previously known
Author Image Peter Ward July 15, 2021
Congress can set the Biden administration up for success with North Korea

Congress can set the Biden administration up for success with North Korea

Ending the Korean War would help address the concerns and priorities of many Americans impacted by the ongoing conflict

Congress can set the Biden administration up for success with North Korea
Author Image Daniel Jasper July 14, 2021
‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect

‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect

Typhoons wrecked ore-rich Komdok region in past decade, but now satellite imagery reveals major construction in progress

‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect
Author Image Colin Zwirko July 9, 2021
North Korea human rights activists in South Korea struggle under Moon Jae-in

North Korea human rights activists in South Korea struggle under Moon Jae-in

The government’s pro-engagement policy has increased pressure on South Korean NGOs, as financial challenges linger

North Korea human rights activists in South Korea struggle under Moon Jae-in
Author Image Sarah A. Son July 7, 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
Author Image NK Pro July 2, 2021
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