May 29, 2024

Foreign Relations

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State media review: Kim Jong Un lays rose at grave of mentor who backed his rule
NK PRO

State media review: Kim Jong Un lays rose at grave of mentor who backed his rule

An in-depth analysis of official’s death anniversary, criticism of US weapons in Gaza and a Russian delegation's arrival

State media review: Kim Jong Un lays rose at grave of mentor who backed his rule
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung May 23, 2024
Everything Moon Jae-in says about North Korea in his mammoth new memoir
NK PRO

Everything Moon Jae-in says about North Korea in his mammoth new memoir

NK Pro translates key parts of former president’s book, from Kim Jong Un’s wish to visit border island to anger at US

Everything Moon Jae-in says about North Korea in his mammoth new memoir
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park May 22, 2024
The surprising similarities between North Korea and Taiwan – Ep. 343
Podcast

The surprising similarities between North Korea and Taiwan – Ep. 343

Journalist Yang Chien-hao compares and contrasts Taiwan’s relationship with China and South Korea's ties with the North

The surprising similarities between North Korea and Taiwan – Ep. 343
Canada and New Zealand impose sanctions to counter North Korea-Russia arms trade

Canada and New Zealand impose sanctions to counter North Korea-Russia arms trade

Designation of Russian entities follow sanctions by other Five Eyes members, highlighting coordination over Ukraine war

Canada and New Zealand impose sanctions to counter North Korea-Russia arms trade
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy May 22, 2024
Kim Jong Un sends condolences over Iranian president’s death in helicopter crash

Kim Jong Un sends condolences over Iranian president’s death in helicopter crash

North Korean leader’s message printed on front page of Rodong Sinmun in sign of importance placed on ties with Tehran

Kim Jong Un sends condolences over Iranian president’s death in helicopter crash
Joe Smith
Joe Smith May 21, 2024
North Korea-China trade jumps on fabric imports, pointing to textile outsourcing
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North Korea-China trade jumps on fabric imports, pointing to textile outsourcing

Expert says DPRK appears to be producing both textiles and wigs for re-export to China despite sanctions on such trade

North Korea-China trade jumps on fabric imports, pointing to textile outsourcing
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 21, 2024
North Korea vows to boost nuclear posture after US subcritical nuke test

North Korea vows to boost nuclear posture after US subcritical nuke test

DPRK slams US for destabilizing global security through no-expolosion experiment, though expert downplays threat

North Korea vows to boost nuclear posture after US subcritical nuke test
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 20, 2024
Kim Jong Un was ‘desperate’ to give up nukes, former ROK president writes

Kim Jong Un was ‘desperate’ to give up nukes, former ROK president writes

In memoir, Moon Jae-in claims North Korean leader said nukes were only for self-defense despite change of heart since

Kim Jong Un was ‘desperate’ to give up nukes, former ROK president writes
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park May 20, 2024
Why even faulty North Korean weapons won’t derail military ties with Russia
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Why even faulty North Korean weapons won’t derail military ties with Russia

Experts say both sides have too much to gain to jeopardize relationship that is ‘stronger than anyone suspected’

Why even faulty North Korean weapons won’t derail military ties with Russia
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin May 20, 2024
Russia, China leaders warn US against intimidating North Korea militarily

Russia, China leaders warn US against intimidating North Korea militarily

Putin and Xi warned such actions may lead to armed conflict as U.S. and South Korea kick off joint air drills

Russia, China leaders warn US against intimidating North Korea militarily
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 17, 2024