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Book review: A ‘dimwitted’ Japanese diplomat’s diary of life in North Korea

Book review: A ‘dimwitted’ Japanese diplomat’s diary of life in North Korea

Sugiyama Takeshi offers rare look at project to build light water reactors in DPRK, but few insights into why it failed

Book review: A ‘dimwitted’ Japanese diplomat’s diary of life in North Korea
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado July 22, 2024
Timeline: From ROK loudspeaker broadcasts to Putin’s state visit to North Korea
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Timeline: From ROK loudspeaker broadcasts to Putin’s state visit to North Korea

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from June 1 to June 30, 2024

Timeline: From ROK loudspeaker broadcasts to Putin’s state visit to North Korea
NK Pro
NK Pro July 3, 2024
Why North Korea overhauled its foreign policy focus from small fry to big fish

Why North Korea overhauled its foreign policy focus from small fry to big fish

DPRK once cultivated ties with smaller nations but has now set its sights on more powerful players, and Russia above all

Why North Korea overhauled its foreign policy focus from small fry to big fish
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young June 28, 2024
The forgotten teenage guerillas who infiltrated North Korea during Korean War

The forgotten teenage guerillas who infiltrated North Korea during Korean War

8240 Unit members hailed from DPRK and operated deep behind enemy lines, playing key role only now being recognized

The forgotten teenage guerillas who infiltrated North Korea during Korean War
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park June 28, 2024
Contested waters: Why the two Koreas still can’t agree on their maritime border
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Contested waters: Why the two Koreas still can’t agree on their maritime border

North Korea has disputed Northern Limit Line since 70s, and its ambiguous legal status could increase conflict risks

Contested waters: Why the two Koreas still can’t agree on their maritime border
Peter Ward
Peter Ward June 28, 2024
Sonic war: How propaganda loudspeakers have amplified inter-Korean strife

Sonic war: How propaganda loudspeakers have amplified inter-Korean strife

North and South Korea once traded artillery fire over loudspeakers, but they have also found ways to deescalate in past

Sonic war: How propaganda loudspeakers have amplified inter-Korean strife
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal June 11, 2024
Peter Moody: North Korean pop propaganda, girl groups and lyric revisionism
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Peter Moody: North Korean pop propaganda, girl groups and lyric revisionism

Historian Peter Moody discusses the regime’s use of songs to spread its message and the potential of musical engagement

Peter Moody: North Korean pop propaganda, girl groups and lyric revisionism
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News June 6, 2024
Paper provocations: Inside North and South Korea’s decades-long leaflet war

Paper provocations: Inside North and South Korea’s decades-long leaflet war

Two sides have often agreed to stop launches, but trash balloons and new dynamics could make it harder to find offramp

Paper provocations: Inside North and South Korea’s decades-long leaflet war
James Fretwell
James Fretwell June 5, 2024
North Korea in May 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in May 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from May 1, 2024 to May 31, 2024

North Korea in May 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
Arius Derr
Arius Derr | NK Pro June 3, 2024
Timeline: From a satellite launch explosion to a volley of trash balloons
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Timeline: From a satellite launch explosion to a volley of trash balloons

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from May 1 to May 31, 2024

Timeline: From a satellite launch explosion to a volley of trash balloons
NK Pro
NK Pro June 3, 2024
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