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Seoul to strip independence fighters of hero status if they helped North Korea

Seoul to strip independence fighters of hero status if they helped North Korea

Veterans minister says those who fought Japanese occupation do not deserve honor if they contributed to Kim regime

Seoul to strip independence fighters of hero status if they helped North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer July 3, 2023
The Wagner Group and North Korea, Seoul under DPRK rule and more – Ep. 295
Podcast

The Wagner Group and North Korea, Seoul under DPRK rule and more – Ep. 295

Dr. Kim Kyung-jin shares his memories of the Korean War, plus the view of the Wagner uprising in Pyongyang

The Wagner Group and North Korea, Seoul under DPRK rule and more – Ep. 295
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News June 28, 2023
Why Kim Jong Un has little reason to fear a Wagner-style rebellion

Why Kim Jong Un has little reason to fear a Wagner-style rebellion

North Korea has taken systematic steps to guard against regime change, even at the cost of military effectiveness

Why Kim Jong Un has little reason to fear a Wagner-style rebellion
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 26, 2023
How North Korea embraced an obscure religion as a tool for Korean unification

How North Korea embraced an obscure religion as a tool for Korean unification

Kim Il Sung praised Chondoism as a patriotic and native faith, allowing it to flourish relative to other religions

How North Korea embraced an obscure religion as a tool for Korean unification
Nicolas Levi
Nicolas Levi June 21, 2023
Seoul sues North Korea, inter-Korean naval tensions and more – Ep. 294
Podcast

Seoul sues North Korea, inter-Korean naval tensions and more – Ep. 294

Christopher Green breaks down peninsula trends, plus South Korea pursues legal action over 2020 office explosion

Seoul sues North Korea, inter-Korean naval tensions and more – Ep. 294
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News June 21, 2023
Book review: An African woman’s memoir of privilege and identity in North Korea

Book review: An African woman’s memoir of privilege and identity in North Korea

‘Black Girl from Pyongyang’ documents the fascinating story of Monica Macias, a dictator’s daughter who grew up in DPRK

Book review: An African woman’s memoir of privilege and identity in North Korea
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado June 19, 2023
What to make of reports that hungry North Koreans are resorting to cannibalism

What to make of reports that hungry North Koreans are resorting to cannibalism

Food shortages have likely worsened during COVID, and the longer this goes on, the more desperate the situation becomes

What to make of reports that hungry North Koreans are resorting to cannibalism
James Fretwell
James Fretwell June 16, 2023
How a dispute over POWs has distorted memories of the Korean War
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How a dispute over POWs has distorted memories of the Korean War

US, China and Koreas have conspired to forget conflict, after it morphed from fight over land into one over prisoners

How a dispute over POWs has distorted memories of the Korean War
David Cheng Chang
David Cheng Chang June 15, 2023
Book review: ‘The Sister’ tells the tale of North Korean ‘despotess’ Kim Yo Jong

Book review: ‘The Sister’ tells the tale of North Korean ‘despotess’ Kim Yo Jong

Sung-yoon Lee combines history and speculation to paint DPRK leader’s sister as ‘devil woman,’ with mixed results

Book review: ‘The Sister’ tells the tale of North Korean ‘despotess’ Kim Yo Jong
David Tizzard
David Tizzard June 13, 2023
Shunning isolation: North Korea’s forgotten attempt to build trade ties with UK
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Shunning isolation: North Korea’s forgotten attempt to build trade ties with UK

Pyongyang has pursued economic exchanges with West in past, showing its status as ‘hermit kingdom’ is not inevitable

Shunning isolation: North Korea’s forgotten attempt to build trade ties with UK
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