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Nicaragua and North Korea to open embassies in each others’ capitals: Managua

Nicaragua and North Korea to open embassies in each others’ capitals: Managua

Move would elevate ties between anti-US regimes to highest level in decades, though DPRK has yet to confirm plans

Nicaragua and North Korea to open embassies in each others’ capitals: Managua
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy August 10, 2023
Long before Travis King, Panmunjom tours had a history of death and defections

Long before Travis King, Panmunjom tours had a history of death and defections

Both North Korea and UN Command use tours to promote their version of history, but sometimes things don’t go to plan

Long before Travis King, Panmunjom tours had a history of death and defections
James Fretwell
James Fretwell August 10, 2023
Why North Korea’s partnership with Libya was not built to last
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Why North Korea’s partnership with Libya was not built to last

Pariah status drew disparate states together, but they pursued nuclear programs with very different goals

Why North Korea’s partnership with Libya was not built to last
Balazs Szalontai
Balazs Szalontai August 8, 2023
How a secret plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader spiraled out of control
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How a secret plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader spiraled out of control

South Korea enlisted criminals to seek revenge for attempt to kill president, only for plan to end in bloodshed in Seoul

How a secret plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader spiraled out of control
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 7, 2023
A history of violence: North Korea seeks to curb assault with toothless new law
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A history of violence: North Korea seeks to curb assault with toothless new law

Creation of anti-battery law points to widespread violence, but light penalties betray authorities’ lenient attitude

A history of violence: North Korea seeks to curb assault with toothless new law
Peter Ward
Peter Ward August 4, 2023
How a last-ditch attempt to unify Korea cemented an all but permanent division

How a last-ditch attempt to unify Korea cemented an all but permanent division

Geneva Conference sought to replace armistice agreement that ended Korean War, but only succeeded in splitting Vietnam

How a last-ditch attempt to unify Korea cemented an all but permanent division
James Fretwell
James Fretwell August 1, 2023
State media review: North Korea claims ‘victory’ over US averted World War III
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State media review: North Korea claims ‘victory’ over US averted World War III

An in-depth review of celebrations for a Korean War anniversary, justifications for nuke development and a new TV show

State media review: North Korea claims ‘victory’ over US averted World War III
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung July 27, 2023
How India’s overlooked ‘Bucket Brigade’ treated over 200K during the Korean War

How India’s overlooked ‘Bucket Brigade’ treated over 200K during the Korean War

60th Para Field Ambulance unit showcased newly independent nation’s peacekeeping efforts, despite opposition from Seoul

How India’s overlooked ‘Bucket Brigade’ treated over 200K during the Korean War
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy July 26, 2023
The American prisoners of war left behind in North Korea – Ep. 299
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The American prisoners of war left behind in North Korea – Ep. 299

Investigative journalist Mark Sauter discusses the soldiers that remain unaccounted for 70 years after the Korean War

The American prisoners of war left behind in North Korea – Ep. 299
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News July 26, 2023
Kim Jong Un stresses ‘anti-US’ stance at war anniversary cemetery visits

Kim Jong Un stresses ‘anti-US’ stance at war anniversary cemetery visits

North Korean leader praises soldiers and Chinese assistance in Korean War ahead of Thursday’s armistice anniversary

Kim Jong Un stresses ‘anti-US’ stance at war anniversary cemetery visits
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 26, 2023
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