January 21, 2022

Foreign Relations

Information related to the North Korea’s foreign relations

US, Japan launching joint research project to counter ‘hypersonic threats’ 

US, Japan launching joint research project to counter ‘hypersonic threats’ 

New initiative comes after two hypersonic missile tests by North Korea in the last four months

US, Japan launching joint research project to counter ‘hypersonic threats’ 
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung January 7, 2022
North Korea says it can’t attend Olympics due to ‘hostile forces,’ COVID-19

North Korea says it can’t attend Olympics due to ‘hostile forces,’ COVID-19

Pyongyang informs public of plans to skip the Beijing Winter Games, pledges support to China for successful event

North Korea says it can’t attend Olympics due to ‘hostile forces,’ COVID-19
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 7, 2022
The week in North Korean state media: A review of Dec. 28 to Jan. 6
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The week in North Korean state media: A review of Dec. 28 to Jan. 6

An analytical look at the party plenum, hypersonic missile launch, new cartoons from a sanctioned studio and more

The week in North Korean state media: A review of Dec. 28 to Jan. 6
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung January 6, 2022
Back with a bang: North Korea’s missile test is a sign of things to come in 2022
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Back with a bang: North Korea’s missile test is a sign of things to come in 2022

Short-range missile launches present new challenges to existing defense systems, but Kim knows he can get away scot-free

Back with a bang: North Korea’s missile test is a sign of things to come in 2022
James Fretwell
James Fretwell January 5, 2022
North Korea hackers weaponize holiday cheer in latest cyberattack against Russia
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North Korea hackers weaponize holiday cheer in latest cyberattack against Russia

Spear-phishing attack disguised as New Year’s greeting targeted diplomats, using modified version of Konni malware

North Korea hackers weaponize holiday cheer in latest cyberattack against Russia
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 4, 2022
Superpowers declare nuclear war ‘must never be fought,’ stress disarmament

Superpowers declare nuclear war ‘must never be fought,’ stress disarmament

Joint statement by five nuclear nations, including US and China, does not address North Korea denuclearization

Superpowers declare nuclear war ‘must never be fought,’ stress disarmament
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 4, 2022
A foreign media failure? Evaluating 10 years of the AP bureau in Pyongyang

A foreign media failure? Evaluating 10 years of the AP bureau in Pyongyang

Journalists and experts say access has worsened, but most insist that on-the-ground reporting remains valuable

A foreign media failure? Evaluating 10 years of the AP bureau in Pyongyang
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll January 4, 2022
Opening the first US news bureau in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 216
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Opening the first US news bureau in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 216

Jean Lee discusses the advantages and hurdles to doing journalism in the DPRK, working with local staff and more

Opening the first US news bureau in North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 216
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 4, 2022
North Korea in December 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in December 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from December 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

North Korea in December 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro January 3, 2022
Timeline: From Kim’s plenum speech to updated plans for war with North Korea
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Timeline: From Kim’s plenum speech to updated plans for war with North Korea

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31

Timeline: From Kim’s plenum speech to updated plans for war with North Korea
NK Pro
NK Pro January 3, 2022
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