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July 25, 2024

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State media review: North Korea slams US ‘air pirates’ for raising risk of war
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State media review: North Korea slams US ‘air pirates’ for raising risk of war

An in-depth analysis of spy flight complaints, criticism of US over Gaza, the Day of the Shining Star and more

State media review: North Korea slams US ‘air pirates’ for raising risk of war
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung February 22, 2024
North Korea-Japan women’s soccer match relocated from DPRK to third country

North Korea-Japan women’s soccer match relocated from DPRK to third country

AFC confirms Olympic qualifier won’t be in Pyongyang, with Japanese media reporting game will take place in Saudi Arabia

North Korea-Japan women’s soccer match relocated from DPRK to third country
Joe Smith
Joe Smith February 20, 2024
Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea

Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea

‘North Korea’s Mundane Revolution’ draws heavily on DPRK publications but ultimately has limited appeal beyond academia

Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado February 20, 2024
North Korea says foreign acts won’t attend spring art festival in April

North Korea says foreign acts won’t attend spring art festival in April

DPRK officials tell NK News that international artists will perform via video and tourism won’t resume for 2-3 months

North Korea says foreign acts won’t attend spring art festival in April
Joe Smith
Joe Smith February 19, 2024
North Korea’s national anthem drops unification reference amid ongoing purge

North Korea’s national anthem drops unification reference amid ongoing purge

Removal of phrase about undivided Korean Peninsula follows Kim Jong Un’s call for ‘decisive’ inter-Korean policy change

North Korea’s national anthem drops unification reference amid ongoing purge
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy February 16, 2024
State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday
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State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday

An in-depth analysis of events for Kim Jong Il’s birth anniversary, regional development and an official visit to Russia

State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy February 15, 2024
How South Korea’s National Treasures were nearly lost to North Korea

How South Korea’s National Treasures were nearly lost to North Korea

Museum director’s quick thinking meant thousands of artifacts were saved from DPRK soldiers during the Korean War

How South Korea’s National Treasures were nearly lost to North Korea
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park February 14, 2024
Pyongyang International Film Festival set to return after 4-year hiatus

Pyongyang International Film Festival set to return after 4-year hiatus

Annual event typically open to international audiences but unclear whether regime will relent on travel controls

Pyongyang International Film Festival set to return after 4-year hiatus
Joe Smith
Joe Smith February 13, 2024
Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?

A defector writes about his training schedule and the hurdles he faced trying to represent his country

Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?
David February 13, 2024
Anti-doping agency says it recently tested athletes inside North Korea

Anti-doping agency says it recently tested athletes inside North Korea

Visit by International Testing Agency likely marked first non-political entry into DPRK in four years

Anti-doping agency says it recently tested athletes inside North Korea
Brian Oliver
Brian Oliver February 12, 2024
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