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US soldier who crossed to North Korea faced charges for assault, property damage
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US soldier who crossed to North Korea faced charges for assault, property damage

ROK court records fill out profile of apparent defector Travis King, though his motivations and future remain unclear

US soldier who crossed to North Korea faced charges for assault, property damage
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Shreyas Reddy July 19, 2023
How North Korea will handle the case of US soldier who illegally entered country
Analysis

How North Korea will handle the case of US soldier who illegally entered country

Evidence suggests DPRK will release American in short order, but COVID and hotline issues could complicate things

How North Korea will handle the case of US soldier who illegally entered country
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll July 19, 2023
Number of North Korean defectors entering South Korea doubles in second quarter
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Number of North Korean defectors entering South Korea doubles in second quarter

Seoul attributes on-quarter surge in new arrivals to 65 to eased COVID controls in China, anticipating trend to continue

Number of North Korean defectors entering South Korea doubles in second quarter
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer July 18, 2023
Russia denies North Korean missile fell in economic zone, downplaying evidence
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Russia denies North Korean missile fell in economic zone, downplaying evidence

Experts say Moscow is unlikely to admit ICBM fell in its waters to avoid souring ties with Pyongyang

Russia denies North Korean missile fell in economic zone, downplaying evidence
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin July 17, 2023
What humanitarian groups can do to facilitate a return to North Korea post-COVID
Analysis

What humanitarian groups can do to facilitate a return to North Korea post-COVID

DPRK is ambivalent about hosting aid workers, but decoupling aid from nuke talks and other steps can reduce resistance

What humanitarian groups can do to facilitate a return to North Korea post-COVID
Jerome SauvageJerome Sauvage July 17, 2023
Kim Jong Un appears to build giant private train station near beach mansions
Analysis

Kim Jong Un appears to build giant private train station near beach mansions

Construction points to paranoia around leader’s security, as well as investment in personal luxuries despite shortages

Kim Jong Un appears to build giant private train station near beach mansions
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko July 14, 2023
North Korean man stabbed multiple times in Moscow, Russian media reports
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North Korean man stabbed multiple times in Moscow, Russian media reports

No evidence attack was politically motivated, as state news agency says victim undergoing ‘intensive’ treatment

North Korean man stabbed multiple times in Moscow, Russian media reports
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin July 14, 2023
Almost half of North Korea’s population undernourished due to food shortages: UN
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Almost half of North Korea’s population undernourished due to food shortages: UN

Report estimates 12 million people are not getting enough to eat, an increase of more than 1 million from last year

Almost half of North Korea’s population undernourished due to food shortages: UN
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer July 14, 2023
State media review: Heavy rains hit North Korea’s agricultural heartland
Analysis

State media review: Heavy rains hit North Korea’s agricultural heartland

An in-depth review of disaster mitigation, celebrations for a China-DPRK defense treaty, mask-wearing trends and more

State media review: Heavy rains hit North Korea’s agricultural heartland
What Seoul seeks to achieve by publishing report on North Korean human rights
Analysis

What Seoul seeks to achieve by publishing report on North Korean human rights

Speakers at unification ministry event call for pressuring DPRK and China, but raising awareness likely won’t be enough

What Seoul seeks to achieve by publishing report on North Korean human rights
James FretwellJames Fretwell July 12, 2023
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