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The contentious field of North Korean studies: Schools of thought and divisions

The contentious field of North Korean studies: Schools of thought and divisions

Analysts and researchers often disagree on core issues, from how to label the Kim regime to the DPRK’s nuclear program

The contentious field of North Korean studies: Schools of thought and divisions
Benjamin R. YoungBenjamin R. Young September 24, 2021
NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research

NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research

Andrew Brockfield and Colin Zwirko discuss how satellites help track everything from flooding to sanctions breaches

NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll September 23, 2021
NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea

NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea

Former North Korea aid worker, travel guide weigh in on major risks in the event of a nationwide crisis

NK Pro briefing: Humanitarian aid and the civil environment of North Korea
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll July 23, 2021
Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea

Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea

Poor infrastructure is a potential obstacle to humanitarian work, but the country's people could contribute in a crisis

Overtaxed cell network and shoddy construction pose risks in North Korea
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks

Problems in electricity, fuel supply, poor roads and antiquated vehicles could complicate future humanitarian operations

Power, fuel, and roads: North Korea’s severe infrastructure risks
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll July 20, 2021
How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster

How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster

Problems in water supply, food security, health care and agriculture could complicate future humanitarian operations

How North Korea’s poor infrastructure could compound devastation in a disaster
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll July 19, 2021
How intelligence agencies collect information on North Korea

How intelligence agencies collect information on North Korea

Satellite imagery, cyber monitoring, defectors and espionage all important for keeping tabs on the ‘hermit kingdom’

How intelligence agencies collect information on North Korea
John BlaxlandJohn Blaxland June 24, 2021
Why new housing in Pyongyang is a survival strategy for Kim Jong Un

Why new housing in Pyongyang is a survival strategy for Kim Jong Un

The DPRK may not return to negotiations so long as Kim feels he can project strength through adversity at home

Why new housing in Pyongyang is a survival strategy for Kim Jong Un
Sangsoo LeeSangsoo Lee June 10, 2021
What Kim Jong Un wants from his local political leaders

What Kim Jong Un wants from his local political leaders

A rhetorical splitting of hairs reveals deeper shifts away from the personality cult of the Kim family

What Kim Jong Un wants from his local political leaders
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser June 7, 2021
North Korea faces uncertain future after mass exodus of UN and foreign NGO staff

North Korea faces uncertain future after mass exodus of UN and foreign NGO staff

Last month, the last international NGO worker and last remaining U.N. staff members left North Korea

North Korea faces uncertain future after mass exodus of UN and foreign NGO staff
John EverardJohn Everard April 12, 2021
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