August 19, 2022

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By backing Russia in Donbas, Kim Jong Un trades self-reliance for puppetry
COLUMN

By backing Russia in Donbas, Kim Jong Un trades self-reliance for puppetry

Recognizing pseudo-states marks radical shift for North Korea, but cuddling up to Moscow could make peninsula safer

By backing Russia in Donbas, Kim Jong Un trades self-reliance for puppetry
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter August 18, 2022
How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
NK PRO

How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay

While Kim Il Sung launched campaigns that curbed graft, Kim Jong Un has found corruption beneficial to his regime

How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
Christopher Carothers
Christopher Carothers August 16, 2022
When North Korea invited East German secret police to Pyongyang – Ep. 249
Podcast

When North Korea invited East German secret police to Pyongyang – Ep. 249

Bernd Schaefer discusses how the Stasi helped the DPRK host a massive festival just months before the Berlin Wall fell

When North Korea invited East German secret police to Pyongyang – Ep. 249
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News August 16, 2022
Yoon urges South Korea and Japan to move on. But history keeps bubbling up.
KOREA PRO

Yoon urges South Korea and Japan to move on. But history keeps bubbling up.

Yoon stresses common North Korea threat in Liberation Day speech, but imminent forced labor ruling could derail efforts

Yoon urges South Korea and Japan to move on. But history keeps bubbling up.
James Fretwell
James Fretwell August 15, 2022
With military makeover, Kim Jong Un asserts his own power in face of troubles
NK PRO

With military makeover, Kim Jong Un asserts his own power in face of troubles

North Korean leader donning white military garb is gesture that seeks to diminish symbolic standing of his predecessors

With military makeover, Kim Jong Un asserts his own power in face of troubles
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy August 15, 2022
100,000 North Korean soldiers won’t fight in Ukraine. But a few dozen might.

100,000 North Korean soldiers won’t fight in Ukraine. But a few dozen might.

The DPRK has deployed troops to foreign conflicts before, from the Vietnam War to the civil war in Syria

100,000 North Korean soldiers won’t fight in Ukraine. But a few dozen might.
James Fretwell
James Fretwell August 12, 2022
Filming the unfilmable: Director explores cost of Koreas’ ideological struggle

Filming the unfilmable: Director explores cost of Koreas’ ideological struggle

In ‘Soup and Ideology,’ Yang Yong-hi documents her mother’s fading memory of Jeju massacre and tragedy of division

Filming the unfilmable: Director explores cost of Koreas’ ideological struggle
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia August 3, 2022
Straight down the middle: Why neutrality could be best option for two Koreas
NK PRO

Straight down the middle: Why neutrality could be best option for two Koreas

Historical proposals for a unified Korea to be neutral have renewed relevance as great power competition intensifies

Straight down the middle: Why neutrality could be best option for two Koreas
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal August 2, 2022
How North Korea’s warped history puts Pyongyang at the center of everything
COLUMN

How North Korea’s warped history puts Pyongyang at the center of everything

Children in DPRK learn that treasonous southerners collaborating with a foreign power led to division a millennia ago

How North Korea’s warped history puts Pyongyang at the center of everything
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 1, 2022
Biden must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War

Biden must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War

5,300 servicemembers were left behind after the conflict, and time is running out for their families to find closure

Biden must prioritize efforts to find Americans missing from Korean War
Rick Downes
Rick Downes July 28, 2022
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