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Olympic feat? North Korea hints athletes may return to international competition
News

Olympic feat? North Korea hints athletes may return to international competition

Officials meet to talk boosting performance in what expert calls sign of ‘reorienting’ society for post-COVID reopening

Olympic feat? North Korea hints athletes may return to international competition
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy March 27, 2023
Food imports help drive North Korean trade with China to three-year high
News

Food imports help drive North Korean trade with China to three-year high

China sent large amounts of wheat and sugar in Jan. and Feb., but expert anticipates little impact on food insecurity

Food imports help drive North Korean trade with China to three-year high
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer March 24, 2023
Pro-North Korea media outlet in Japan offers rare look at its Pyongyang bureau
Features

Pro-North Korea media outlet in Japan offers rare look at its Pyongyang bureau

Chongryon’s newspaper boasts of special access and details coverage of major events, underscoring close ties to regime

Pro-North Korea media outlet in Japan offers rare look at its Pyongyang bureau
Kosuke TakahashiKosuke Takahashi March 24, 2023
State media review: North Korea calls denuclearization a ‘declaration of war’
Analysis

State media review: North Korea calls denuclearization a ‘declaration of war’

An in-depth analysis of nuclear threats against US, youth enlistment for army and meeting on natural disasters

State media review: North Korea calls denuclearization a ‘declaration of war’
Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about anti-government protests?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about anti-government protests?

State media reports on protests in capitalist countries, but most in DPRK can’t imagine voicing discontent with regime

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about anti-government protests?
Hyun-seung Lee March 20, 2023
Ask a North Korean: How did you learn to use a computer?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: How did you learn to use a computer?

Schools provide limited computer education to most students, and buying one requires submitting to strict state controls

Ask a North Korean: How did you learn to use a computer?
Joshua Kim March 17, 2023
State media review: North Korea says rusty American bombs threaten capital
Analysis

State media review: North Korea says rusty American bombs threaten capital

An in-depth analysis of unexploded ordnance in Pyongyang, letter diplomacy with China, a new agriculture push and more

State media review: North Korea says rusty American bombs threaten capital
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung March 16, 2023
How illegal North Korean farms could fend off the next famine
Columns

How illegal North Korean farms could fend off the next famine

Private hillside fields known as ‘sotoji’ have long been a major source of sustenance but undercut reforestation efforts

How illegal North Korean farms could fend off the next famine
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov March 16, 2023
North Korea unlikely to follow China and reopen borders to tourism, experts say
Border Controls

North Korea unlikely to follow China and reopen borders to tourism, experts say

Travel industry insiders say Pyongyang still fears COVID and may seal borders to visitors for at least another year

North Korea unlikely to follow China and reopen borders to tourism, experts say
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll March 15, 2023
Huge swath of Pyongyang under construction after state mobilized young people
Analysis

Huge swath of Pyongyang under construction after state mobilized young people

Satellite imagery shows demolition and foundation work on housing projects that Kim Jong Un kicked off last month

Huge swath of Pyongyang under construction after state mobilized young people
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko March 14, 2023