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34 North Korean defectors reach South in first quarter as COVID obstacles remain
News

34 North Korean defectors reach South in first quarter as COVID obstacles remain

New arrivals jump to highest since 2020 but are still fraction of pre-pandemic levels, despite eased controls in China

34 North Korean defectors reach South in first quarter as COVID obstacles remain
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer April 25, 2023
Beyond cardboard characters: The evolution of North Korean defectors on screen
Features

Beyond cardboard characters: The evolution of North Korean defectors on screen

Hit shows like ‘Squid Game’ and ‘Money Heist’ show how ROK film and TV has moved past anti-communist tropes of the past

Beyond cardboard characters: The evolution of North Korean defectors on screen
Jason BechervaiseJason Bechervaise April 24, 2023
North Korea’s rice imports soar in March to largest monthly total of pandemic
News

North Korea’s rice imports soar in March to largest monthly total of pandemic

Expert calls grain shipments ‘a big deal’ that could ensure more North Koreans can eat amid concerns about food shortage

North Korea’s rice imports soar in March to largest monthly total of pandemic
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer April 21, 2023
State media review: North Korea celebrates biggest holiday in subdued fashion
Analysis

State media review: North Korea celebrates biggest holiday in subdued fashion

An in-depth analysis of founding leader’s birthday, suspicious financial aid and criticism of ROK response to US leaks

State media review: North Korea celebrates biggest holiday in subdued fashion
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung April 20, 2023
How North Korea handles nuclear waste: From risky disposal to deals with Taiwan
Analysis

How North Korea handles nuclear waste: From risky disposal to deals with Taiwan

DPRK’s waste management practices have been criticized as ‘atrocious,’ but Pyongyang has engaged on the issue before

How North Korea handles nuclear waste: From risky disposal to deals with Taiwan
Nicolas LeviNicolas Levi April 20, 2023
How learning English empowers North Korean refugees – Ep. 284
North Korea News Podcast

How learning English empowers North Korean refugees – Ep. 284

Eunju Kim and Eunkoo Lee discuss defectors’ difficult journeys to freedom and how they overcome prejudice in the ROK

How learning English empowers North Korean refugees – Ep. 284
Jacco ZwetslootJacco Zwetsloot | NK News April 18, 2023
How South Korea’s right and left stifle debate on North Korea and Japan
Analysis

How South Korea’s right and left stifle debate on North Korea and Japan

Legal restrictions risk warping discourse and public policy as Seoul takes harder line on DPRK and moves closer to Tokyo

How South Korea’s right and left stifle debate on North Korea and Japan
Anastasia KorolevaAnastasia Koroleva | Joseph Yi April 17, 2023
Kim Jong Un opens first stage of 10,000-home construction project in Pyongyang
News

Kim Jong Un opens first stage of 10,000-home construction project in Pyongyang

Ceremony to mark Kim Il Sung’s birthday comes amid uneven progress on high-profile efforts to improve housing

Kim Jong Un opens first stage of 10,000-home construction project in Pyongyang
Shreyas ReddyShreyas Reddy April 17, 2023
As North Korean missiles soar, the skies around peninsula grow more dangerous
Analysis

As North Korean missiles soar, the skies around peninsula grow more dangerous

Frequency and diversity of launches put more aircraft at risk, increasing likelihood of disruptions and even catastrophe

As North Korean missiles soar, the skies around peninsula grow more dangerous
Edward ConditEdward Condit April 14, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What is it like to raise a child in the DPRK?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What is it like to raise a child in the DPRK?

Mothers do the best they can for their children but face challenges ranging from poor health care to paying for school

Ask a North Korean: What is it like to raise a child in the DPRK?
Jin April 13, 2023