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June 22, 2024

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North Korea’s silence on elections could point to changes in how citizens vote
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North Korea’s silence on elections could point to changes in how citizens vote

Recent plenum referenced election reform, which could ditch single-candidate polls without sacrificing state control

North Korea’s silence on elections could point to changes in how citizens vote
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser July 25, 2023
Book review: A new history reconsiders Korea’s unending war with itself

Book review: A new history reconsiders Korea’s unending war with itself

‘Korea at War’ traces roots of Korean War back to 19th century and debunks myths that North Korea and US still propagate

Book review: A new history reconsiders Korea’s unending war with itself
David Tizzard
David Tizzard July 24, 2023
State media review: North Korea hypes ‘victory’ over US ahead of major holiday
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State media review: North Korea hypes ‘victory’ over US ahead of major holiday

An in-depth review of preparations for Korean War anniversary, extreme weather, a travelog bashing Buddhism and more

State media review: North Korea hypes ‘victory’ over US ahead of major holiday
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung July 20, 2023
The other American soldiers who defected to North Korea and came to regret it

The other American soldiers who defected to North Korea and came to regret it

Past defectors fled punishment similar to recent border-crosser Travis King, and their fates may reflect on his

The other American soldiers who defected to North Korea and came to regret it
James Fretwell
James Fretwell July 19, 2023
What’s next for the American soldier who crossed into North Korea – Ep. 298
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What’s next for the American soldier who crossed into North Korea – Ep. 298

The NK News team discusses possible outcomes of apparent defection and when DPRK shot down a US spy plane in 1969

What’s next for the American soldier who crossed into North Korea – Ep. 298
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News July 19, 2023
Seoul and Kyiv say Korean War is like conflict in Ukraine, and not alike at all

Seoul and Kyiv say Korean War is like conflict in Ukraine, and not alike at all

Leaders have underlined similarities when it aligns with their interests, while seeking to avoid a Korean-style division

Seoul and Kyiv say Korean War is like conflict in Ukraine, and not alike at all
James Fretwell
James Fretwell July 18, 2023
Why North Korean films depict foreigners as ditsy Kim family worshipers

Why North Korean films depict foreigners as ditsy Kim family worshipers

State narratives twist history to avoid glorifying outsiders, portraying even Soviet heroes as dependent on DPRK peers

Why North Korean films depict foreigners as ditsy Kim family worshipers
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko July 17, 2023
Ask a North Korean: Are alcoholism and drunk driving major problems in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: Are alcoholism and drunk driving major problems in the DPRK?

The regime treats drinking as a ‘political cancer,’ but alcohol is the only way for many to escape their harsh reality

Ask a North Korean: Are alcoholism and drunk driving major problems in the DPRK?
Joshua Kim July 14, 2023
When North Korea followed through on threats to shoot down a US spy plane

When North Korea followed through on threats to shoot down a US spy plane

EC-121 incident led US to consider nuke strikes, showing how Kim Yo Jong’s recent warnings could spiral into conflict

When North Korea followed through on threats to shoot down a US spy plane
James Fretwell
James Fretwell July 13, 2023
Book review: A chronicle of Korea, from a mythological god-king to Kim Jong Un

Book review: A chronicle of Korea, from a mythological god-king to Kim Jong Un

‘Korea: A New History of South and North’ packs 4,000 years into an insightful overview but oversimplifies DPRK issues

Book review: A chronicle of Korea, from a mythological god-king to Kim Jong Un
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado July 11, 2023
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