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ROK intel agency accused of spying on student group to frame as pro-North Korea
News

ROK intel agency accused of spying on student group to frame as pro-North Korea

NIS denies allegations of unlawful monitoring, citing investigation into suspect linked to DPRK organization

ROK intel agency accused of spying on student group to frame as pro-North Korea
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer April 1, 2024
Bodhisattva of unification: How one monk tried to bridge Koreas through Buddhism
Features

Bodhisattva of unification: How one monk tried to bridge Koreas through Buddhism

Venerable Popta traveled to North Korea hundreds of times to work with local monks, rejecting claims they are DPRK spies

Bodhisattva of unification: How one monk tried to bridge Koreas through Buddhism
Roman HusarskiRoman Husarski April 1, 2024
North Korea’s forgotten gulags expose a dark history of human rights abuse
Analysis

North Korea’s forgotten gulags expose a dark history of human rights abuse

Satellite imagery shines a light on the former political prison camps that the Kim regime denies ever existed

North Korea’s forgotten gulags expose a dark history of human rights abuse
Jacob BogleJacob Bogle March 29, 2024
Ask a North Korean: What is it like to work as an overseas laborer in Russia?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What is it like to work as an overseas laborer in Russia?

A former worker in Far East details why the regime sends citizens abroad and a typical day on a construction site

Ask a North Korean: What is it like to work as an overseas laborer in Russia?
Jin Ju-dong March 29, 2024
In Seoul, high-rises double as army outposts in war against North Korean drones
Investigations

In Seoul, high-rises double as army outposts in war against North Korean drones

Anti-aircraft guns on skyscrapers can help counter evolving threats, but risk turning civilian buildings into targets

In Seoul, high-rises double as army outposts in war against North Korean drones
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer March 28, 2024
State media review: North Korea dissolves one of its oldest unification groups
Analysis

State media review: North Korea dissolves one of its oldest unification groups

An in-depth analysis of the death of a 77-year-old organization, Vietnam ties, human rights criticism and more

State media review: North Korea dissolves one of its oldest unification groups
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung March 28, 2024
After trial balloon, Kim Yo Jong says North Korea not interested in Japan talks
News

After trial balloon, Kim Yo Jong says North Korea not interested in Japan talks

Leader’s sister says DPRK will reject all contact with Tokyo, concluding summit offer was ‘politically motivated’

After trial balloon, Kim Yo Jong says North Korea not interested in Japan talks
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim March 27, 2024
North Korean TV censors blue jeans while airing British gardening show
News

North Korean TV censors blue jeans while airing British gardening show

Decision to blur host’s pants reflects regime’s ban on jeans since the early 90s, expert says

North Korean TV censors blue jeans while airing British gardening show
Joe SmithJoe Smith March 26, 2024
‘Impossible’ to gauge North Korean humanitarian need without access: Aid groups
News

‘Impossible’ to gauge North Korean humanitarian need without access: Aid groups

Humanitarian groups say they still don’t know when they can return, while UN still appears to be relying on 2019 data

‘Impossible’ to gauge North Korean humanitarian need without access: Aid groups
Gabriela BernalGabriela Bernal March 26, 2024
Kim Yo Jong insinuates Kishida wants summit with North Korea to boost popularity
News

Kim Yo Jong insinuates Kishida wants summit with North Korea to boost popularity

Leader’s sister claims Japanese PM floated meeting again via new ‘channel’ but repeats criticism of Tokyo’s policies

Kim Yo Jong insinuates Kishida wants summit with North Korea to boost popularity
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim March 25, 2024
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