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North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth

North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth

Officials aimed for 79% growth in some sectors, but the country’s own data shows it fell far short of this goal

North Korea’s five-year strategy set outlandish targets for economic growth
Author Image Peter Ward July 23, 2021
DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July

DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July

Bulk carrier and three North Korea-flagged cargo ships sailed to port this month, though purpose of visits unclear

DPRK-flagged carrier tied to coal exports visits China’s Longkou port in July
Author Image Won-Gi Jung July 22, 2021
North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online

North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online

Glocom Corp’s website offerings have increased in 2021 despite U.N. sanctions pressure

North Korea-linked firm offering expanded range of radio hardware online
Author Image Chad O'Carroll July 21, 2021
‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect

‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect

Typhoons wrecked ore-rich Komdok region in past decade, but now satellite imagery reveals major construction in progress

‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect
Author Image Colin Zwirko July 9, 2021
How North Korea received millions in Namibia constructing a ‘white elephant’

How North Korea received millions in Namibia constructing a ‘white elephant’

Newly revealed documents reveal waste and fraud of DPRK firm subcontracted to build country’s state house in 2000s

How North Korea received millions in Namibia constructing a ‘white elephant’
North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from June 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021

North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro July 2, 2021
Timeline: From sharp North Korea-China trade decline to Kim’s sudden weight loss

Timeline: From sharp North Korea-China trade decline to Kim’s sudden weight loss

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from June 1 to June 30

Timeline: From sharp North Korea-China trade decline to Kim’s sudden weight loss
Author Image NK Pro July 2, 2021
NK Pro briefing: Creative options for North Korea sanctions relief

NK Pro briefing: Creative options for North Korea sanctions relief

Daniel Wertz, Joshua Stanton, and Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt discuss pragmatic approaches to North Korea sanctions

NK Pro briefing: Creative options for North Korea sanctions relief
Author Image Chad O'Carroll June 30, 2021
How North Korea’s cyber power can undermine US sanctions enforcement

How North Korea’s cyber power can undermine US sanctions enforcement

Cryptocurrency exchanges and state regulators could turn blind eye to DPRK’s illicit activities to avoid getting hit

How North Korea’s cyber power can undermine US sanctions enforcement
Author Image Jenny Jun June 29, 2021
Why sanctions and pressure are still the best way to denuclearize North Korea

Why sanctions and pressure are still the best way to denuclearize North Korea

Negotiations and concessions haven't induced the DPRK's nuclear disarmament. Maximum pressure is all that’s left.

Why sanctions and pressure are still the best way to denuclearize North Korea
Author Image Nah Liang Tuang June 28, 2021
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