October 05, 2022

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New imagery shows scope of damage at South Korean resorts in North Korea
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New imagery shows scope of damage at South Korean resorts in North Korea

DPRK appears to have mostly torn down floating hotel, but cause of wildfire at Ananti golf course still unclear

New imagery shows scope of damage at South Korean resorts in North Korea
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 18, 2022
Forest fire rips through North Korea’s Mount Kumgang golf resort: State media

Forest fire rips through North Korea’s Mount Kumgang golf resort: State media

Pyongyang claims efforts to stop fire at ROK-owned resort that Kim Jong Un ordered destroyed in 2019

Forest fire rips through North Korea’s Mount Kumgang golf resort: State media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 12, 2022
North Korea begins demolishing $75 million South Korean golf resort: Imagery

North Korea begins demolishing $75 million South Korean golf resort: Imagery

Ananti Golf and Spa Resort appears to be latest ROK asset targeted for removal after DPRK began dismantling hotel

North Korea begins demolishing $75 million South Korean golf resort: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 11, 2022
North Korea resumes upgrades at Russian border ahead of possible trade restart
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North Korea resumes upgrades at Russian border ahead of possible trade restart

Satellite imagery also shows imports nearing end of reported 3-month quarantine at facility near Chinese border

North Korea resumes upgrades at Russian border ahead of possible trade restart
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 6, 2022
Russian provincial official says North Korean workers needed amid labor shortage

Russian provincial official says North Korean workers needed amid labor shortage

Expert says Moscow might allow DPRK workers despite sanctions if it thinks it cannot salvage reputation after Ukraine

Russian provincial official says North Korean workers needed amid labor shortage
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 5, 2022
North Korea in March 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in March 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from March 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022

North Korea in March 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro April 1, 2022
North Korea to co-host first international trade fair since start of pandemic

North Korea to co-host first international trade fair since start of pandemic

Virtual and in-person event could inject new life into DPRK-Chinese trade ties, Seoul-based trade group says

North Korea to co-host first international trade fair since start of pandemic
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell March 29, 2022
Party favors: North Korean officials gifted smartphones after major conference

Party favors: North Korean officials gifted smartphones after major conference

New phones may help mid-level apparatchiks stay connected to central authorities in Pyongyang

Party favors: North Korean officials gifted smartphones after major conference
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 8, 2022
How North Korea’s new patent laws could drive economic growth
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How North Korea’s new patent laws could drive economic growth

First intellectual property rights overhaul in 8 years likely seeks to spur innovation and attract foreign talent

How North Korea’s new patent laws could drive economic growth
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser March 4, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about different car brands?

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about different car brands?

Defector from an elite family explains the DPRK’s love of foreign cars, why so many drive wood-powered vehicles and more

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about different car brands?
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley March 4, 2022
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