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Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate
Analysis

Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate

The measure aims to bring closure to families in the DPRK as soured ties leave little room for cooperation on the issue

Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim February 7, 2024
Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?

Services have cropped up for transferring money and making payments, but distrust in banks poses obstacles to their use

Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?
Rose February 6, 2024
North Korea reveals first 20 ‘backward’ counties where factories will be built
Analysis

North Korea reveals first 20 ‘backward’ counties where factories will be built

Kim Jong Un ordered construction of 200 light industry factories over next decade to address DPRK’s underdevelopment

North Korea reveals first 20 ‘backward’ counties where factories will be built
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko February 6, 2024
North Korean clinics lack medicine and knowhow to treat childhood disease: UN
News

North Korean clinics lack medicine and knowhow to treat childhood disease: UN

Extent of humanitarian crisis in DPRK may be unknown without staff on ground, but UNICEF reports vaccine progress

North Korean clinics lack medicine and knowhow to treat childhood disease: UN
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer February 5, 2024
Over 1,000 North Koreans visited Russia in 2023 marking five-fold increase
News

Over 1,000 North Koreans visited Russia in 2023 marking five-fold increase

Similar number of Russians entered North Korea, data shows, however figures remain well below pre-pandemic level

Over 1,000 North Koreans visited Russia in 2023 marking five-fold increase
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin February 5, 2024
Yoon’s comments on North Korea trigger back and forth between Seoul and Moscow
News

Yoon’s comments on North Korea trigger back and forth between Seoul and Moscow

South Korea slams Russian support for Pyongyang while Kremlin cries foul over ROK-US cooperation

Yoon’s comments on North Korea trigger back and forth between Seoul and Moscow
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin February 5, 2024
North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
Month in Review

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

An analytical look at the main developments from January 1, 2024 to January 31, 2024

North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro February 2, 2024
Timeline: From North Korean missiles in Ukraine to ROK becoming enemy ‘No. 1’
Analysis

Timeline: From North Korean missiles in Ukraine to ROK becoming enemy ‘No. 1’

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, 2024

Timeline: From North Korean missiles in Ukraine to ROK becoming enemy ‘No. 1’
NK ProNK Pro February 2, 2024
State media review: DPRK launches task force for ambitious rural uplift project
Analysis

State media review: DPRK launches task force for ambitious rural uplift project

An in-depth analysis of the state’s push to build new factories, the first workshop for inspection workers and more

State media review: DPRK launches task force for ambitious rural uplift project
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung February 1, 2024
North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year
News

North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year

UN data shows huge uptick in Russia’s exports of refined petroleum, though volume still lags behind pre-pandemic levels

North Korea imported over 100,000 barrels of petroleum from Russia last year
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin January 31, 2024
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