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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
Kim Jong Un promotes democracy in North Korea — on his terms
NK PRO

Kim Jong Un promotes democracy in North Korea — on his terms

Leader’s silence at plenum appears tied to effort to limit his own role, a move that may paradoxically empower him

Kim Jong Un promotes democracy in North Korea — on his terms
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser July 11, 2023
Under pressure: Why Japan is pushing for a North Korea summit with new urgency

Under pressure: Why Japan is pushing for a North Korea summit with new urgency

Fumio Kishida says time ticking to resolve abductee issue, but domestic political concerns may also be playing a role

Under pressure: Why Japan is pushing for a North Korea summit with new urgency
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia July 7, 2023
How the world may have missed out on seeing North Korea’s prison camps in person
NK PRO

How the world may have missed out on seeing North Korea’s prison camps in person

DPRK twice looked set to invite Amnesty International, but distrust thwarted chance to learn more about rights abuses

How the world may have missed out on seeing North Korea’s prison camps in person
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser July 7, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What did state propaganda teach you about love?

Ask a North Korean: What did state propaganda teach you about love?

While praising sacrificial love between comrades, schools discourage romance and treat it as taboo

Ask a North Korean: What did state propaganda teach you about love?
Rose July 7, 2023
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