February 01, 2023

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Imagining worst case scenarios on the Korean Peninsula – Ep. 273
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Imagining worst case scenarios on the Korean Peninsula – Ep. 273

Security experts David Walsh and Andrew Gilholm discuss risks on the peninsula and what to do if North Korea attacks

Imagining worst case scenarios on the Korean Peninsula – Ep. 273
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 31, 2023
North Korean soldiers spotted with sanctioned firm’s tech for first time
NK PRO

North Korean soldiers spotted with sanctioned firm’s tech for first time

Pyongyang-based Glocom marketed to foreign armies for years, but appearance of radio is rare evidence of use inside DPRK

North Korean soldiers spotted with sanctioned firm’s tech for first time
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 24, 2023
North Korea cracks down on speech with new law to counter foreign influence

North Korea cracks down on speech with new law to counter foreign influence

Rubber-stamp parliament meets for budget talks, but glowing state media report on economy thin on monetary specifics

North Korea cracks down on speech with new law to counter foreign influence
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 19, 2023
North Korea’s big year ahead: Will the country emerge from its COVID isolation?
NK PRO

North Korea’s big year ahead: Will the country emerge from its COVID isolation?

In second of two-part series, NK Pro reporters share predictions about inter-Korean ties, trade, human rights and more

North Korea’s big year ahead: Will the country emerge from its COVID isolation?
NK Pro
NK Pro January 6, 2023
What China’s reopening means for North Korea’s shuttered tourism industry

What China’s reopening means for North Korea’s shuttered tourism industry

Pyongyang likely waiting to see how situation unfolds next door before making a decision on its own border controls

What China’s reopening means for North Korea’s shuttered tourism industry
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson January 5, 2023
New North Korean luxury department store opens in capital after years of delays
NK PRO

New North Korean luxury department store opens in capital after years of delays

Exclusive photos show high-end liquors for sale but little else at renamed Ryugyong Golden Plaza

New North Korean luxury department store opens in capital after years of delays
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 2, 2023
North Korean mega resort to host international marathon next year: Promoter

North Korean mega resort to host international marathon next year: Promoter

Tokyo organizer claims DPRK approved course around Wonsan-Kalma resort, but event likely depends on COVID policies

North Korean mega resort to host international marathon next year: Promoter
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 23, 2022
Singapore charges Pokka manager with selling $1M of canned drinks to North Korea

Singapore charges Pokka manager with selling $1M of canned drinks to North Korea

Court records indicate contraband products followed similar route into DPRK as luxury goods sold from city-state in past

Singapore charges Pokka manager with selling $1M of canned drinks to North Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 13, 2022
North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown
NK PRO

North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown

Insurers show small but measurable revenue gains, suggesting the DPRK economy is in better shape than some estimates

North Korean insurance companies increase profits despite pandemic and lockdown
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser November 25, 2022
North Korea the world’s most corrupt country for 3rd straight year: Report

North Korea the world’s most corrupt country for 3rd straight year: Report

Kim Jong Un’s anti-corruption drives more about securing his own power rather than draining the swamp, expert says

North Korea the world’s most corrupt country for 3rd straight year: Report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell November 16, 2022
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