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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
Author Image Chad 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
Author Image Chad 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
Author Image Chad 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
Author Image Chad 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
Author Image John 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
Author Image Sangsoo 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
Author Image Martin 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
Author Image John Everard April 12, 2021
South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy

South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy

After summits and promises of peace, the South Korean president’s party suffered a crushing defeat at the by-elections

South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy
Author Image Jumin Lee April 9, 2021
UN to censor North Korea sanctions report at South Korean government’s request

UN to censor North Korea sanctions report at South Korean government’s request

The U.N. agreed to remove the Loi Hope ship’s identity despite possible links to North Korea, a source told NK Pro

UN to censor North Korea sanctions report at South Korean government’s request
Author Image Chad O'Carroll April 2, 2021
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