The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 7 to Jan. 13
An analytical look at the latest hypersonic missile test, possible changes to COVID-19 controls and more
Every week, NK Pro conducts an in-depth analytic review of state media from North Korea.
The following review, covering the period of Jan. 7 to 13, 2022, features detailed analysis on the most noteworthy coverage from North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun, Korean Central News Agency, Korean Central Television and other state outlets.
This week’s review includes:North Korea’s third test of what it claims is a “hypersonic” ballistic missile A report hinting at the possible loosening of the country’s austere pandemic restrictions A television drama promoting recycling that aligns with efforts to create more
- 01Why North Korea launches long-range missiles on medium-range trajectories
- 02Why North Korea’s pharmacies are unequipped to confront COVID-19
- 03North Korea threats make engaging Quad a risk worth taking for South Korea
- 04What a recent funeral in North Korea says about leadership in Pyongyang
- 05Why Biden and Yoon’s vow to bolster deterrence won’t alter North Korea’s course
- 06North Korea’s fertilizer imports remain unusually low ahead of planting seasons
- 07State media review: North Korea’s propaganda war against COVID-19
- 08Four major trends revealed by North Korea’s COVID-19 case numbers