April 24, 2024

History

Information related to North Korean history

An unprecedented look inside North Korea’s nuclear facilities – Ep. 276
Podcast

An unprecedented look inside North Korea’s nuclear facilities – Ep. 276

Siegfried Hecker discusses his tour of Yongbyon in 2004 and the history of the DPRK’s nuclear program

An unprecedented look inside North Korea’s nuclear facilities – Ep. 276
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News February 21, 2023
Why the US has worked to stop allies like South Korea from going nuclear
NK PRO

Why the US has worked to stop allies like South Korea from going nuclear

Some in Seoul want nukes to defend against North Korea, but US has put forward tough consequences to prevent this before

Why the US has worked to stop allies like South Korea from going nuclear
Eric Brewer
Eric Brewer February 17, 2023
How elite North Korean women have shattered the glass ceiling under Kim Jong Un
COLUMN

How elite North Korean women have shattered the glass ceiling under Kim Jong Un

Daughter’s frequent appearances and women in key posts showcase shifting attitudes about roles women can play

How elite North Korean women have shattered the glass ceiling under Kim Jong Un
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 17, 2023
Book review: A history of North Korea found nowhere else

Book review: A history of North Korea found nowhere else

‘The North Korean Army’ mines sources in multiple languages to deliver rich but accessible account of the DPRK

Book review: A history of North Korea found nowhere else
David Tizzard
David Tizzard February 15, 2023
Why the Korean War was actually two separate conflicts – Ep. 275
Podcast

Why the Korean War was actually two separate conflicts – Ep. 275

David Cheng Chang discusses how the fight over territory morphed into one over prisoners of war

Why the Korean War was actually two separate conflicts – Ep. 275
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News February 14, 2023
How Paris became the favorite European escape of North Korea’s elite

How Paris became the favorite European escape of North Korea’s elite

City of Lights has long held dark appeal for DPRK nobility seeking entertainment or just refuge from Pyongyang intrigue

How Paris became the favorite European escape of North Korea’s elite
Nicolas Levi
Nicolas Levi February 14, 2023
O Kuk Ryol, North Korean general under 3 generations of Kim leaders, dies at 90

O Kuk Ryol, North Korean general under 3 generations of Kim leaders, dies at 90

Revolutionary family ensured quick rise in Pyongyang, but botched reforms in 1980s set back his political career

O Kuk Ryol, North Korean general under 3 generations of Kim leaders, dies at 90
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy February 13, 2023
Infographic: North Korea rolls out more ICBMs than ever for military parade
NK PRO

Infographic: North Korea rolls out more ICBMs than ever for military parade

Comparison to past processions reveals stronger emphasis on long-range missiles but almost nothing new

Infographic: North Korea rolls out more ICBMs than ever for military parade
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans February 10, 2023
In the North Korean economy, the almighty US dollar still reigns supreme
COLUMN

In the North Korean economy, the almighty US dollar still reigns supreme

Repeated currency reforms have eroded trust in the DPRK won, making foreign money essential for many transactions

In the North Korean economy, the almighty US dollar still reigns supreme
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 7, 2023
Pyongyang Chronicles: ‘Why doesn’t Australia develop nuclear weapons?’

Pyongyang Chronicles: ‘Why doesn’t Australia develop nuclear weapons?’

A visit to a North Korean restaurant facilitated frank discussion about racism, the Korean War and the merits of Juche

Pyongyang Chronicles: ‘Why doesn’t Australia develop nuclear weapons?’
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley February 6, 2023
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