May 24, 2024

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Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest
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Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest

Laborers face difficult and unsafe conditions overseas, but many volunteer for chance to earn money and leave the DPRK

Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest
Peter Ward
Peter Ward May 15, 2024
Timeline: From the death of the Panel to a ‘nuclear trigger’ test
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Timeline: From the death of the Panel to a ‘nuclear trigger’ test

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from April 1 to April 30, 2024

Timeline: From the death of the Panel to a ‘nuclear trigger’ test
NK Pro
NK Pro May 3, 2024
North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from April 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024

North Korea in April 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
Arius Derr
Arius Derr | NK Pro May 3, 2024
Why some countries welcome North Korean laborers despite the sanctions risks
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Why some countries welcome North Korean laborers despite the sanctions risks

States evaluate benefits of hosting DPRK workers differently depending on need for labor, costs of punishment and more

Why some countries welcome North Korean laborers despite the sanctions risks
Peter Ward
Peter Ward April 30, 2024
South Korean hotel removes name of Kim Jong Un aide from marketing for VIP suite

South Korean hotel removes name of Kim Jong Un aide from marketing for VIP suite

Skybay Hotel drops Hyon Song Wol from name of room where senior official stayed as interest in North Korea declines

South Korean hotel removes name of Kim Jong Un aide from marketing for VIP suite
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Joon Ha Park April 29, 2024
What North Korea stands to gain — and lose — by sending workers overseas
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What North Korea stands to gain — and lose — by sending workers overseas

While the earning potential is lucrative for the regime, there are also many risks that come with exporting laborers

What North Korea stands to gain — and lose — by sending workers overseas
Peter Ward
Peter Ward April 26, 2024
North Korea’s Air Koryo changes logo to comply with new anti-unification policy

North Korea’s Air Koryo changes logo to comply with new anti-unification policy

Removal of Korean Peninsula from flag carrier’s logo is in line with sweeping changes to inter-Korean symbols this year

North Korea’s Air Koryo changes logo to comply with new anti-unification policy
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 25, 2024
Ask a North Korean: What are working hours like in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: What are working hours like in the DPRK?

The state frames labor as a form of war and gives workers little rest, wringing out everything it can from citizens

Ask a North Korean: What are working hours like in the DPRK?
Joshua Kim April 9, 2024
Second Russian travel agency joins rush to take tourists to North Korea

Second Russian travel agency joins rush to take tourists to North Korea

Plans for trips in early June come as DPRK pushes to boost tourism from Russia, while shutting out other countries

Second Russian travel agency joins rush to take tourists to North Korea
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 21, 2024
How North Korea can exploit Russian puppet states to operate in the shadows
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How North Korea can exploit Russian puppet states to operate in the shadows

Breakaway Georgian republics provide haven for sanctions evasion schemes as DPRK bolsters ties with Moscow, experts say

How North Korea can exploit Russian puppet states to operate in the shadows
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin March 19, 2024
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