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Book review: The Korean War and the birth of modern American espionage

Book review: The Korean War and the birth of modern American espionage

‘Agents of Subversion’ reveals how the conflict provided a shot in the arm for a fledgling agency called the CIA

Book review: The Korean War and the birth of modern American espionage
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia February 3, 2023
South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons

South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons

North Korean threats and anxiety about US extended deterrence have led ROK to flirt with developing nukes since 1970s

South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons
James Fretwell
James Fretwell February 1, 2023
Why North Korea mistrusts but depends on its foreign-educated elite
COLUMN

Why North Korea mistrusts but depends on its foreign-educated elite

Pyongyang regards most who study abroad as Manchurian candidates that are fundamentally disloyal to the Kims

Why North Korea mistrusts but depends on its foreign-educated elite
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov January 30, 2023
Inside the shadowy team of elite North Korean photographers covering Kim Jong Un
NK PRO

Inside the shadowy team of elite North Korean photographers covering Kim Jong Un

NK Pro analysis suggests the Political News Team enjoys unmatched access to the leadership going back decades

Inside the shadowy team of elite North Korean photographers covering Kim Jong Un
Ángel García
Ángel García January 25, 2023
A kinder, gentler North Korea? How the DPRK’s popular culture embraced humanism

A kinder, gentler North Korea? How the DPRK’s popular culture embraced humanism

Amid unprecedented hardships, several films and dramas promoted a surprising spirit of acceptance and forgiveness

A kinder, gentler North Korea? How the DPRK’s popular culture embraced humanism
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko January 23, 2023
North Korean military parade to celebrate Feb. 8 army anniversary: Imagery
NK PRO

North Korean military parade to celebrate Feb. 8 army anniversary: Imagery

Marchers form numbers ‘75’ and ‘2.8’ during training, appearing to confirm event on army anniversary

North Korean military parade to celebrate Feb. 8 army anniversary: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 23, 2023
How the Czech Republic positions itself between hawks and doves on North Korea
NK PRO

How the Czech Republic positions itself between hawks and doves on North Korea

Prague both condemns the DPRK’s nukes and embraces cultural exchanges, setting itself up for engagement with Pyongyang

How the Czech Republic positions itself between hawks and doves on North Korea
Tereza Novotna
Tereza Novotna January 20, 2023
What the titles of Kim Jong Un’s daughter reveal about his succession plans

What the titles of Kim Jong Un’s daughter reveal about his succession plans

Descriptors like ‘beloved’ and ‘noble’ tie girl to Kim Jong Il, though this doesn’t guarantee she’s heir to the throne

What the titles of Kim Jong Un’s daughter reveal about his succession plans
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 18, 2023
Stable genius? Kim Jong Un pushes secret military horse program
NK PRO

Stable genius? Kim Jong Un pushes secret military horse program

NK Pro analysis shows North Korea rapidly built at least 12 horse tracks at army bases, for reasons that remain unclear

Stable genius? Kim Jong Un pushes secret military horse program
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 18, 2023
The defector who snuck into North Korea to save his mother – Ep. 271
Podcast

The defector who snuck into North Korea to save his mother – Ep. 271

Reporter Michelle Ye Hee Lee discusses the story of Kim Kang-woo and the dangers and heartbreak of escaping the DPRK

The defector who snuck into North Korea to save his mother – Ep. 271
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 17, 2023
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