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Elite force featured in parade is akin to the National Guard, helping to repel invasion and respond to natural disasters
Former prime minister championed abduction issue but oversaw deteriorating relations with Pyongyang and Seoul
Song Du-yul acted as an enthusiastic propagandist for the regime and likely held a prominent role in the bureaucracy
A North Korean radio drama gives important insights into growing generational divides inside the country
Shamans and fortune-tellers continue to operate in North Korea despite crackdowns and punishments
The Kim personality cult has penetrated the most intimate aspects of North Korean life, even the mourning of the dead
For top North Korean officials, the quickest way to ensure their system’s long-term survival is through reunification
DPRK loggers earned exorbitant salaries for decades, and many North Koreans still seek to strike it rich abroad
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