April 24, 2024

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Disappearing act: North Korea digitally scrubs lead actor from popular TV series

Disappearing act: North Korea digitally scrubs lead actor from popular TV series

Digital recasting of Choe Ung Chol after 20 years may have been triggered by romantic escapades and political missteps

Disappearing act: North Korea digitally scrubs lead actor from popular TV series
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko April 5, 2023
Kim Jong Un’s steady campaign to undercut his father’s legacy

Kim Jong Un’s steady campaign to undercut his father’s legacy

State media promotes ultra-centralized system around leader in what may be effort to step out of Kim Jong Il’s shadow

Kim Jong Un’s steady campaign to undercut his father’s legacy
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy April 4, 2023
Book review: When ideology and politics trump a rational North Korea policy

Book review: When ideology and politics trump a rational North Korea policy

In ‘Hinge Points,’ nuclear scientist Siegfried Hecker chronicles missed US chances to engage and his Track 2 diplomacy

Book review: When ideology and politics trump a rational North Korea policy
David Tizzard
David Tizzard March 29, 2023
Pro-North Korea media outlet in Japan offers rare look at its Pyongyang bureau

Pro-North Korea media outlet in Japan offers rare look at its Pyongyang bureau

Chongryon’s newspaper boasts of special access and details coverage of major events, underscoring close ties to regime

Pro-North Korea media outlet in Japan offers rare look at its Pyongyang bureau
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi March 24, 2023
The North Korean victims of US atomic bombings on Japan – Ep. 280
Podcast

The North Korean victims of US atomic bombings on Japan – Ep. 280

Lauren Richardson discusses the politics of victimhood and how the DPRK co-opted the atomic bombings for its purposes

The North Korean victims of US atomic bombings on Japan – Ep. 280
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News March 21, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about anti-government protests?

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about anti-government protests?

State media reports on protests in capitalist countries, but most in DPRK can’t imagine voicing discontent with regime

Ask a North Korean: What do North Koreans think about anti-government protests?
Hyun-seung Lee March 20, 2023
How illegal North Korean farms could fend off the next famine
COLUMN

How illegal North Korean farms could fend off the next famine

Private hillside fields known as ‘sotoji’ have long been a major source of sustenance but undercut reforestation efforts

How illegal North Korean farms could fend off the next famine
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov March 16, 2023
Japan says it won’t rule out sending aid to North Korea if it returns abductees

Japan says it won’t rule out sending aid to North Korea if it returns abductees

Experts say Pyongyang unlikely to agree to such terms due to fundamental disagreements on issue

Japan says it won’t rule out sending aid to North Korea if it returns abductees
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi March 1, 2023
The despot and The Worm: Remembering Dennis Rodman’s strange North Korea odyssey

The despot and The Worm: Remembering Dennis Rodman’s strange North Korea odyssey

Ten years on, the eccentric NBA star’s friendship with Kim Jong Un stands as one of stranger chapters in DPRK history

The despot and The Worm: Remembering Dennis Rodman’s strange North Korea odyssey
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia February 27, 2023
Shinzo Abe’s posthumous memoir sheds light on North Korea diplomacy and Trump

Shinzo Abe’s posthumous memoir sheds light on North Korea diplomacy and Trump

Former Japanese prime minister explains why Trump sought summit with DPRK, criticizes ‘criminal’ Moon Jae-in and more

Shinzo Abe’s posthumous memoir sheds light on North Korea diplomacy and Trump
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia February 22, 2023
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