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June 14, 2024

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Ask a North Korean: Why a DPRK laborer in Russia decided to defect

Ask a North Korean: Why a DPRK laborer in Russia decided to defect

A recent defector writes about growing disillusioned during 90s famine and how pandemic pushed him to make a break

Ask a North Korean: Why a DPRK laborer in Russia decided to defect
Jin Ju-dong January 17, 2024
First tour to North Korea already at capacity, Russian travel firm says

First tour to North Korea already at capacity, Russian travel firm says

Over 100 people have reportedly signed up for tour organized with Far East region in effort to promote travel to DPRK

First tour to North Korea already at capacity, Russian travel firm says
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin January 16, 2024
Russian authorities promote tour to North Korea in early February

Russian authorities promote tour to North Korea in early February

Trip organized by Far East region could mark first return of tourists to DPRK since pandemic begin

Russian authorities promote tour to North Korea in early February
Joe Smith
Joe Smith January 11, 2024
State media review: North Korea holds mass rallies to support 2024 policy goals
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State media review: North Korea holds mass rallies to support 2024 policy goals

An in-depth analysis of youth torchlight marches, first Cabinet meeting of year and a new 3D animation for kids

State media review: North Korea holds mass rallies to support 2024 policy goals
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung January 11, 2024
Sporting glory: Inside North Korea’s failed bid to become an athletic powerhouse

Sporting glory: Inside North Korea’s failed bid to become an athletic powerhouse

From the 1980s, Kim regime used sports to engage South Korea and win support, but economic problems thwarted its plans

Sporting glory: Inside North Korea’s failed bid to become an athletic powerhouse
Yong Ja Hong
Yong Ja Hong January 10, 2024
The role of translation in shedding light on North Korea – Ep. 324
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The role of translation in shedding light on North Korea – Ep. 324

Retired CIA officer Stephen Mercado discusses how analysts can mine non-Korean sources for insights into DPRK life

The role of translation in shedding light on North Korea – Ep. 324
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 10, 2024
North Korea’s official 2024 calendar charts events that will define year ahead

North Korea’s official 2024 calendar charts events that will define year ahead

But DPRK ignores new missile holiday, while lack of big anniversaries leaves it unclear if there will be military parade

North Korea’s official 2024 calendar charts events that will define year ahead
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung January 9, 2024
Ask A North Korean: Do North Koreans celebrate Western holidays?

Ask A North Korean: Do North Koreans celebrate Western holidays?

A defector writes about her memories of festivities in the DPRK and her first experience of Valentine’s Day

Ask A North Korean: Do North Koreans celebrate Western holidays?
Rose January 9, 2024
Newest North Korean film mimics South’s violent cinema, to disastrous results

Newest North Korean film mimics South’s violent cinema, to disastrous results

‘A Day and a Night’ attempts to distract youth from foreign films, but in the process undermines its propaganda message

Newest North Korean film mimics South’s violent cinema, to disastrous results
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko January 8, 2024
State media review: North Korea warns of ‘highest risk of confrontation’ in 2024
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State media review: North Korea warns of ‘highest risk of confrontation’ in 2024

An in-depth analysis of commentary on ROK, Kim Jong Un’s first activity in new year, Xi Jinping’s letter and more

State media review: North Korea warns of ‘highest risk of confrontation’ in 2024
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung January 4, 2024
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