May 18, 2022
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Toy guns and puppies: The latest art by North Korea’s famed Mansudae Studio
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Toy guns and puppies: The latest art by North Korea’s famed Mansudae Studio

The DPRK's top art studio continues to turn out a mix of propaganda paintings and more lighthearted pieces

Toy guns and puppies: The latest art by North Korea’s famed Mansudae Studio
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 16, 2021
North Koreans attended virtual seminars with outside world: Choson Exchange
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North Koreans attended virtual seminars with outside world: Choson Exchange

Virtual exchanges with the DPRK are entirely feasible, says Singapore-based organization

North Koreans attended virtual seminars with outside world: Choson Exchange
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll May 13, 2021
North Korea stuck waiting for millions of COVID-19 vaccines
Cancellations and Postponements

North Korea stuck waiting for millions of COVID-19 vaccines

A ‘global supply shortage’ and severe COVID outbreak in India have delayed vaccine shipments to the DPRK

North Korea stuck waiting for millions of COVID-19 vaccines
Won-Gi JungWon-Gi Jung May 6, 2021
North Korea orders citizens to stay inside over COVID-19 dust storm fears
COVID-19

North Korea orders citizens to stay inside over COVID-19 dust storm fears

DPRK authorities have made similar orders several times since going into national lockdown in early 2020

North Korea orders citizens to stay inside over COVID-19 dust storm fears
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko April 27, 2021
Foreign food and drinks reappear in Pyongyang after months of disrupted trade
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Foreign food and drinks reappear in Pyongyang after months of disrupted trade

Imported items like Coca-Cola and chocolate returned to shelves amid rumors of gradual border trade reopening

Foreign food and drinks reappear in Pyongyang after months of disrupted trade
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll April 20, 2021
North Korea claims zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 after testing 23,826 people
COVID-19

North Korea claims zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 after testing 23,826 people

The country has long claimed to be COVID-19 free while intermittently reporting numbers to the World Health Organization

North Korea claims zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 after testing 23,826 people
Won-Gi JungWon-Gi Jung April 20, 2021
South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers
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South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers

The drones will monitor airports and nuclear power plants, but could have implications for defense against North Korea

South Korea to spend $37.6 million on drone destroyers
Won-Gi JungWon-Gi Jung April 19, 2021
North Korea faces uncertain future after mass exodus of UN and foreign NGO staff
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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
North Korea to receive 1.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses later than expected
COVID-19

North Korea to receive 1.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses later than expected

A World Health Organization official said the 1.7 million AstraZeneca doses will not make it to the DPRK by May 2021

North Korea to receive 1.7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses later than expected
Won-Gi JungWon-Gi Jung April 12, 2021
South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy
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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
Jumin LeeJumin Lee April 9, 2021