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State media review: North Korea says ‘no reason’ it can’t meet with Japan
Analysis

State media review: North Korea says ‘no reason’ it can’t meet with Japan

An in-depth analysis of Pyongyang’s conditions for talks with Tokyo, rice transplanting and Russian volunteer farm labor

State media review: North Korea says ‘no reason’ it can’t meet with Japan
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung June 1, 2023
UN puts North Korea on hunger watchlist over food insecurity concerns
News

UN puts North Korea on hunger watchlist over food insecurity concerns

Forecast warns extreme weather may have impacted farming, but does not name DPRK as global ‘hunger hotspot’

UN puts North Korea on hunger watchlist over food insecurity concerns
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin May 31, 2023
What to make of conflicting signs about a North Korean border reopening
Analysis

What to make of conflicting signs about a North Korean border reopening

Uptick in specific rumors suggests DPRK preparing to eventually end COVID controls, but timing remains in question

What to make of conflicting signs about a North Korean border reopening
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll May 31, 2023
Presumed North Korean man carrying drugs found dead near border, Seoul says
News

Presumed North Korean man carrying drugs found dead near border, Seoul says

South Korea to decide whether to repatriate body after investigation, as media report man was attempting to defect

Presumed North Korean man carrying drugs found dead near border, Seoul says
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim May 30, 2023
285K North Korean children suffer stunted growth due to malnutrition: Report
News

285K North Korean children suffer stunted growth due to malnutrition: Report

UN study finds growth impairment in DPRK is declining but remains 10 times the rate in South Korea

285K North Korean children suffer stunted growth due to malnutrition: Report
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer May 29, 2023
New report details North Korea’s tactics to illegally sell firearms abroad
News

New report details North Korea’s tactics to illegally sell firearms abroad

Guide from Swiss organization aims to help governments ‘detect and interdict’ DPRK arms sales that violate sanctions

New report details North Korea’s tactics to illegally sell firearms abroad
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin May 29, 2023
Chinese ambassador thanks North Korea for allowing ‘special’ entry in March
Border Controls

Chinese ambassador thanks North Korea for allowing ‘special’ entry in March

Remark appears to confirm DPRK made one-off exception to COVID controls to allow Wang Yajun to take up post in Pyongyang

Chinese ambassador thanks North Korea for allowing ‘special’ entry in March
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll May 29, 2023
‘Oppa Ganbu Style’: Why growth medications are popular among North Korean elites
Analysis

‘Oppa Ganbu Style’: Why growth medications are popular among North Korean elites

Experts say height and appearance has become a symbol of status and power in DPRK

‘Oppa Ganbu Style’: Why growth medications are popular among North Korean elites
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Yeji Chung May 26, 2023
Russian envoy to North Korea says diplomats preparing to leave, cites shortages
COVID-19

Russian envoy to North Korea says diplomats preparing to leave, cites shortages

Alexander Matsegora throws cold water on rumors of imminent border reopening, decries ‘isolation’ and ‘health problems’

Russian envoy to North Korea says diplomats preparing to leave, cites shortages
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll May 26, 2023
1 in 10 North Koreans faces modern slavery, highest prevalence in world: Report
News

1 in 10 North Koreans faces modern slavery, highest prevalence in world: Report

Global Slavery Index finds DPRK to blame for forced labor, human trafficking and other constraints on individual freedom

1 in 10 North Koreans faces modern slavery, highest prevalence in world: Report
Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin May 25, 2023
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