January 21, 2022

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Timeline: How North Korean propaganda dialed back focus on Kim Jong Un in 2021
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Timeline: How North Korean propaganda dialed back focus on Kim Jong Un in 2021

More erratic messaging appears to reflect upheavals in propaganda leadership, as notable changes decline in second half

Timeline: How North Korean propaganda dialed back focus on Kim Jong Un in 2021
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser January 19, 2022
North Korea releases missile details for sake of ‘transparency’: Pro-DPRK outlet

North Korea releases missile details for sake of ‘transparency’: Pro-DPRK outlet

Japan-based Choson Sinbo claims missiles are for self-defense after top US diplomat says tests meant to grab attention

North Korea releases missile details for sake of ‘transparency’: Pro-DPRK outlet
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung January 19, 2022
Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218
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Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218

The NK News team discusses the DPRK’s rapid series of missile launches, a dramatic border crossing and other recent news

Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 18, 2022
North Korea reports zero COVID cases in wake of mass events in Pyongyang

North Korea reports zero COVID cases in wake of mass events in Pyongyang

DPRK says it tested 1,395 additional people during two-week period coinciding with party plenum, New Year’s Eve concert

North Korea reports zero COVID cases in wake of mass events in Pyongyang
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts January 18, 2022
US envoy holds call with Seoul and Tokyo after North Korean missile tests

US envoy holds call with Seoul and Tokyo after North Korean missile tests

Sung Kim and other nuclear envoys urge talks with Pyongyang while discussing sanctions against regime

US envoy holds call with Seoul and Tokyo after North Korean missile tests
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung January 18, 2022
North Korea risks angering China with missile launches ahead of Winter Olympics
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North Korea risks angering China with missile launches ahead of Winter Olympics

China’s looking for a PR win, and won’t appreciate Kim Jong Un stealing the spotlight in February

North Korea risks angering China with missile launches ahead of Winter Olympics
James Fretwell
James Fretwell January 17, 2022
The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade
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The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade

Even after resumption of overland trade, erratic policy-making and new virus strains could reverse progress in 2022

The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Ethan Jewell January 17, 2022
North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government

North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government

Beijing foreign ministry statement follows reports that first rail shipment in 17 months crossed into DPRK on Monday

North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government
Arius Derr
Arius Derr January 17, 2022
North Korea to allow imports via train from China in first since 2020: Sources

North Korea to allow imports via train from China in first since 2020: Sources

Train set to cross into North Korea on Monday as the country faces shortages from prolonged pandemic restrictions

North Korea to allow imports via train from China in first since 2020: Sources
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko January 16, 2022
Too little, too late? Understanding Washington’s latest North Korea sanctions
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Too little, too late? Understanding Washington’s latest North Korea sanctions

Unilateral sanctions substitute for broader UN action and draw attention to overseas DPRK activities, experts say

Too little, too late? Understanding Washington’s latest North Korea sanctions
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 14, 2022