May 18, 2022

History

Information related to North Korean history

Why Pyongyang’s top elites still cling to visions of a post-money society
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Why Pyongyang’s top elites still cling to visions of a post-money society

Public distribution of food and consumer goods entrenches North Korea’s rigid caste system even further

Why Pyongyang’s top elites still cling to visions of a post-money society
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 6, 2022
North Korea praises inter-Korean summits as Moon Jae-in prepares to leave office

North Korea praises inter-Korean summits as Moon Jae-in prepares to leave office

New photo book praises ‘unprecedented change' in inter-Korean relations during 2018

North Korea praises inter-Korean summits as Moon Jae-in prepares to leave office
One country, one system: How North Korea-Hong Kong ties pivot around China

One country, one system: How North Korea-Hong Kong ties pivot around China

Hong Kong-based entities continue to be key nodes in Kim Jong Un’s sanctions-busting and money laundering schemes

One country, one system: How North Korea-Hong Kong ties pivot around China
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia May 4, 2022
Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep – NKNews Podcast Ep. 234
Podcast

Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep – NKNews Podcast Ep. 234

Jacco Zwetsloot narrates a trip to Baengnyeong Island and asks experts about its significance in inter-Korean affairs

Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep – NKNews Podcast Ep. 234
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News May 3, 2022
Book review: Kim Il Sung and the dictators that dance on bones

Book review: Kim Il Sung and the dictators that dance on bones

In North Korea, only one version of history exists – a common theme in all authoritarian states, Katie Stallard writes

Book review: Kim Il Sung and the dictators that dance on bones
David Tizzard
David Tizzard May 2, 2022
North Korea calls Yoon Suk-yeol delegation ‘samurais’ with Korean masks on

North Korea calls Yoon Suk-yeol delegation ‘samurais’ with Korean masks on

Propaganda outlets call Yoon’s Tokyo delegation pro-Japan ‘traitors’ as president-elect seeks to bolster ROK-Japan ties

North Korea calls Yoon Suk-yeol delegation ‘samurais’ with Korean masks on
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 25, 2022
Why North Korea’s markets will survive state crackdowns on private commerce
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Why North Korea’s markets will survive state crackdowns on private commerce

Marketplaces have persisted in DPRK despite extreme suspicion from the state, which tolerates them as a necessary evil

Why North Korea’s markets will survive state crackdowns on private commerce
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 20, 2022
What Kim Il Sung shares with Hitler, Mao and Stalin – NKNews Podcast Ep. 232
Podcast

What Kim Il Sung shares with Hitler, Mao and Stalin – NKNews Podcast Ep. 232

Brandon Gauthier discusses how youth experiences shaped ordinary people into the 20th century’s cruelest dictators

What Kim Il Sung shares with Hitler, Mao and Stalin – NKNews Podcast Ep. 232
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News April 19, 2022
The first American to visit North Korea’s nuclear plant – NKNews Podcast Ep. 231
Podcast

The first American to visit North Korea’s nuclear plant – NKNews Podcast Ep. 231

C. Kenneth Quinones discusses his diplomatic work in the DPRK and experiences negotiating with North Koreans

The first American to visit North Korea’s nuclear plant – NKNews Podcast Ep. 231
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News April 12, 2022
Inter-Korean relations enter the metaverse with virtual recreation of DMZ

Inter-Korean relations enter the metaverse with virtual recreation of DMZ

Unification ministry project lets users look into North Korea and tour facilities and landmarks — but not those of DPRK

Inter-Korean relations enter the metaverse with virtual recreation of DMZ
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 31, 2022
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