July 30, 2021

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Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary

Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary

North Korean leader thanks China for war aid, as former top military official reappears at his side despite demotion

Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 28, 2021
When North Korean doctors stood up to the government against overwork

When North Korean doctors stood up to the government against overwork

Medical doctors argued the Cheollima labor campaign would harm public health, but the regime responded with hostility

When North Korean doctors stood up to the government against overwork
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko July 28, 2021
A hotline history: Why North Korea changes the game when it picks up the phone

A hotline history: Why North Korea changes the game when it picks up the phone

The Kim regime has dictated the pace of events on the peninsula by choosing when — and when not — to answer the phone

A hotline history: Why North Korea changes the game when it picks up the phone
James Fretwell
James Fretwell July 27, 2021
Front row at the Korean War armistice talks – NKNews Podcast Ep. 193

Front row at the Korean War armistice talks – NKNews Podcast Ep. 193

Korean War veteran Richard Underwood discusses his experience interpreting at the Kaesong peace talks to end hostilities

Front row at the Korean War armistice talks – NKNews Podcast Ep. 193
NK News
NK News July 27, 2021
Widespread deforestation threatens to leave North Korea buried in the pines

Widespread deforestation threatens to leave North Korea buried in the pines

Illegal logging and Chinese timber demand have devastated DPRK forests, posing a possible threat to the regime

Widespread deforestation threatens to leave North Korea buried in the pines
Andrea Valentino
Andrea Valentino July 19, 2021
An interview with Stephen Biegun – NKNews Podcast Ep. 191

An interview with Stephen Biegun – NKNews Podcast Ep. 191

The former U.S envoy for North Korea policy discusses what went right -- and wrong -- in Singapore, Hanoi and Stockholm

An interview with Stephen Biegun – NKNews Podcast Ep. 191
NK News
NK News July 14, 2021
An interview with Stephen Biegun, former US special envoy to North Korea

An interview with Stephen Biegun, former US special envoy to North Korea

From Singapore, Hanoi to Stockholm, Biegun discusses his time as Washington’s lead official on North Korea policy

An interview with Stephen Biegun, former US special envoy to North Korea
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts July 14, 2021
North Korea’s relations with Cuba: Revolutionary comrades and brothers-in-arms

North Korea’s relations with Cuba: Revolutionary comrades and brothers-in-arms

Long united against U.S interventionism, the Havana protests show how far apart the two friends’ societies have drifted

North Korea’s relations with Cuba: Revolutionary comrades and brothers-in-arms
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young July 13, 2021
Documenting North Korea’s unsolved mysteries and unguarded moments of daily life

Documenting North Korea’s unsolved mysteries and unguarded moments of daily life

Re-released documentaries pull back curtain on 1966 World Cup team, Mass Games performers and Americans in Pyongyang

Documenting North Korea’s unsolved mysteries and unguarded moments of daily life
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia July 12, 2021
Book review: ‘North Korea and the Geopolitics of Development’

Book review: ‘North Korea and the Geopolitics of Development’

New economic history provides excellent account of post-1990 period but is light on analysis of Eastern Bloc influence

Book review: ‘North Korea and the Geopolitics of Development’
Peter Ward
Peter Ward July 5, 2021
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