January 25, 2021

History

Information related to North Korean history

Collision in Korea: Pyongyang’s historic socialism and spandex spectacular

25 years ago, North Korea set a new world record for the largest pro wrestling attendance ever that still stands today

Nick Hall April 29, 2020

Roh Kil Nam, founder of LA-based pro-Pyongyang news service, dies at 76

Roh had run Minjok Tongshin, a controversial pro-DPRK outlet for Korean speakers in the U.S., since 1999

Chad O'Carroll April 28, 2020

How North Korea has used English-language media to drum up international support

While Pyongyang's reporting may seem bizarre to many outsiders, there are some who will read and occasionally echo it

Rob York April 17, 2020

Mad scientists, DPRK-style: geniuses on the North Korean screen

In the Kim Jong Il era, scientists were portrayed as devoted to their work and leader - even at the expense of family

Tatiana Gabroussenko April 8, 2020

Destination Pyongyang: the Yodo hijacking incident, 50 years on

Much remains unknown about this bizarre tale of Cold War intrigue, misguided radicalism, and North Korean opportunism

Andrei Lankov April 7, 2020

North Korea’s 1970s Hallyu: socialist spectaculars in the Third World

Kim Il Sung deployed art troupes as a way to spread his version of socialism and deepen diplomatic ties

Benjamin R. Young April 3, 2020

Why Kim Jong Un likely won’t be appointing any new Vice-Marshals any time soon

The North Korean leader has not promoted anyone to the rank since Ri Myong Su in 2016

Fyodor Tertitskiy March 27, 2020

Why North Korea’s healthcare sector is better equipped than many believe

The DPRK is able to strictly enforce quarantine measures and has a large number of doctors in the population

Andrei Lankov March 19, 2020

Crash Landing on You: the inter-Korean love story touching a chord in the South

The soap opera has proven a smash-hit for South Korean and international audiences. But how accurate is it?

Jeongmin Kim March 16, 2020

How North Korean laborers rediscovered capitalism in the 1990s

Following the collapse of the public distribution system, North Koreans began to sell their labor in order to survive

Andrei Lankov March 2, 2020
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